Wrong Mail Box Fiancées wedding shower. I am the solitary man at this gathering, Unaware that men are not Invited to these things, But anticipating The outing I have devised for later For my future bride: Italian Bistro and “Will Rogers Follies” For now I wander the dimly lit cavernous halls of the church, ForContinue reading “A Poem: “Wrong Mailbox””
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Use Everything to Promote Everything
There is a solid reason I haven’t released my short story compilation recently. In fact, I’m brushing on some finishing touches before it is released very soon. The fact is, I was ready over a week ago to release it, but after talking to a friend who had one of his brilliant ideas I realizedContinue reading “Use Everything to Promote Everything”
New Podcast Up: What Are You Reading?
On this episode we take a break from the writing to read. Sort of…I mean we are writers after all… Studies show that writing ability is directly tied to reading ability, and the best thing for a writer to do is to read a good book, graphic novel or non-fiction tome. We discuss the booksContinue reading “New Podcast Up: What Are You Reading?”
My Abysmal Facebook Promotion Ad
Last week I posted that I was going to try out a Facebook ad to drive traffic to my Amazon page where my book was listed at a Kindle countdown price of .99 cents. I’ll have to admit…I had high hopes. Well, I quit the ad yesterday. I’d spent a little over $100 after aboutContinue reading “My Abysmal Facebook Promotion Ad”
Guest Post: Self Publishing or Traditional Publishing: What do the numbers say?
Today’s guest post is written by Dustin Fife who holds a doctorate in statistics. He’s also written a few science fiction novels as well. What he has done with this post is sheerly amazing. He used his statistical powers for good and deeply analyzed the money earning potential of self-publishing versus traditional publishing. If youContinue reading “Guest Post: Self Publishing or Traditional Publishing: What do the numbers say?”
5 Tips To Becoming A More Conversational Writer
In my profession I read a host of work by writers who have a difficult time with voice. I’ve never really had any problem with expressing voice in fiction, but non-fiction writers could benefit from being more conversational unless they are writing formal essays. Nobody likes to read someone drone on and on without theContinue reading “5 Tips To Becoming A More Conversational Writer”
AP Teachers: Why You Should Be An AP Reader
I sit in the hotel lobby of the Westin Crown Center, a hotel in downtown Kansas City, waiting for my roommate to arrive in the lobby so we can see each other off. Larry will board a flight for Chicago where he teaches in a private school and I’ll go back home to teach inContinue reading “AP Teachers: Why You Should Be An AP Reader”
5* Reviewed Novel Only .99 Cents For A Limited Time
It’s time for another promotion, and so I have listed my latest science-fiction mystery-thriller novel Come Apart for a low low Kindle price of .99 cents for this week. It will remain .99 cents for the week, but revert back to $2.99 on Monday the 22nd. It has garnered some really good reviews, butContinue reading “5* Reviewed Novel Only .99 Cents For A Limited Time”
The Unseen Connection of Reading to Writing
I am an English teacher by trade, and once in a while I make an observation about my students that could be the basis for a study about writing students everywhere. In an article entitled I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read Francine Prose posits that the reason that students have an aversion to reading or simplyContinue reading “The Unseen Connection of Reading to Writing”
The Core: What Drives a Novel?
I’m currently smack dab in the middle of my current WIP, and it usually takes this long to figure out exactly what the theme of the book might be. I know. I should have a theme when I begin, but as I have found out, the purpose behind every novel shifts and changes as itContinue reading “The Core: What Drives a Novel?”