Welcome to Byline by Peter DeHaan

Byline is a blog about writing. The purpose is to write about writing, to share what I know about the craft and what I am still learning.

I have been writing for 30 years in conjunction with my various vocations, so in one sense I am a seasoned writer, with hundreds of published articles to my credit — and more than a dozen websites. I have also been blogging for three years, with hundreds of posts. One of my blogs is The Musings of Peter DeHaan, a blog “sharing a slice of life.”

On the other hand, I have only recently become interested in writing books. So in this sense, I am a newbie, learning the ropes of writing longer works. I have not published a book and, in fact, I am yet to write one — though I am overflowing with ideas. (I have written two theses and am working on a second dissertation — but do they count?)

A noteworthy item is that I’ve spent the last nine years as a magazine publisher, so I get the chance to read a lot of articles and press releases. Some of the submissions are good, most are okay, and occasionally a few are just plan awful.

That’s who I am and what this blog will cover. If you are a writer, or interested in writing, I hope that Byline will help you with your journey — it will help me on mine.

We will start our exciting journey with a series of posts of “Writing Tips.”

Peter DeHaan is an author, publisher, and editor. He gives back to the writing community through this blog. Get insider info from his monthly newsletter. Sign up today!

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