This blog post is simple and to the point: What is your biggest hurdle as a writer? I’d love to write a blog post about anything you are dealing with as a writer, and hopefully I can help with tips or suggestions. If you wish to remain anonymous, then send a message on the contactContinue reading “Dear Blog Followers…What’s Your Biggest Hurdle?”
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New Podcast Up: What Would Make You Quit Writing?
Today Ryan posed an interesting question: “What would make you quit writing?” When we recorded this podcast, Ryan hadn’t written anything in nearly a month, and was really bogged down in it. Maybe you are suffering from the same problem. Should you continue or hang it up? I think we have some very good answersContinue reading “New Podcast Up: What Would Make You Quit Writing?”
My Guest Post: Jonathan Gunson
Today over on author Jonathan Gunson’s website, Bestseller Labs, my guest post has been published. You can check it out here.
New Podcast Up: Layering Plots and Breaking Bad #writetip
In today’s fresh new podcast, Ryan and I discuss the importance of layering a plot so that it is not simply one dimensional. How do we do this, though, if we don’t have an English degree? There are many ways to layer a plot so that it is much more complex and interesting to aContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Layering Plots and Breaking Bad #writetip”
Blog Spam Is Sometimes Hilarious
I am not really sure where it comes from, but I will often get comments to my blog posts that are…well…nonsensical spam. Today I decided to post some examples of this for your enjoyment, and since this is a blog about writing, the sad thing would be that these writers are wasting their time writing thisContinue reading “Blog Spam Is Sometimes Hilarious”
3 Things I Learned from Tom Clancy
Yesterday the world lost a prolific and well known writer. Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66, leaving behind a massive list of best selling novels, books that inspired movies and a host of video games. But what did Clancy have to teach us? I’m sure there will never be any Tom ClancyContinue reading “3 Things I Learned from Tom Clancy”
My Horrible Dream About the Zack Snyder Batman Movie
As a writer, one of my richest sources for material comes from my dreams, but I had a sort of odd nightmare last night that so disturbed me that I had to write about it in today’s blog. It should produce a chuckle or two. As you can see above, I have done the bestContinue reading “My Horrible Dream About the Zack Snyder Batman Movie”
New Podcast Up: NO BATFLEK!!
In this latest podcast I discuss the success that I had with the 5 day free promotion and with Kindle Direct Publishing. It appears I may have sold a few books through it…or more than a few. We also rant for a while about the recent choice to stuff Ben Afflek’s marshmallowy head into theContinue reading “New Podcast Up: NO BATFLEK!!”
Podcasting: An Untapped Marketing Strategy
To date there are literally millions of podcasts out there each with a different subject to hock at us, most of them informational or for entertainment. Currently Ryan McKinley and I are recording a podcast called Fanboys on Fiction, and we are getting some regular hits on iTunes and on the host site, Podomatic.com. However, IContinue reading “Podcasting: An Untapped Marketing Strategy”
My Daughter’s Gift
Last night I lay in bed with laptop open, writing away at Come Apart, my newest WIP. Due to school starting up, the self-imposed renovation of my classroom, the induction of several new alternative education students into my program and a myriad of other things I have been neglecting it. It is always difficult to pickContinue reading “My Daughter’s Gift”