The best thing about reading something really good is that it inspires you to write something equally good. Well, maybe not “you” but the figurative “you”. Just like when I was a kid and I’d watch The Lone Ranger or… Read moreReading and Writing.
I was a Junior in High School the first time somebody ever called me a writer. The reason that memory has always stood out for me is not because it was momentous at being called a “writer”, because I still… Read moreWhy I’ll make it as a writer… someday.
Hanging out with writers on the forums and the email lists and the newsletters and all that, has taught me a few interesting things about the types of personalities that I’m drawn to. There is a certain level of disappointment… Read moreA Slightly Different Crowd
Through my good friend Abel Keogh, author of “The Third” which I am currently enjoying very much, I found David Farland‘s Daily Kick in the Pants, and even though I had a hard time relating to a guy who’s mega-successful… Read moreFrom: David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—The Future of Publishing
It seems like it should go together doesn’t it? Self-publishing (“Indie Publishing” I reckon isn’t quite the same) on Teh Interwebs is eezie squeezie, and getting your book up and on Amazon or B&N is something that many a soccermom… Read moreE-Book Authors:The Internet Beckons
The Passive Voice usually has some great stuff, and it almost always tends to inspire me, but this morning I’ve got a cuppa, ALL of the older kids are off to school and it’s exactly one week until our baby… Read moreSelf-Publishing is a Marathon, not a Sprint
The book world, that is. The one where people write books and buy books and try to sell their books and talk about their books and talk about other people’s books. That one, it’s interesting. While I spent almost the… Read moreIt’s An Interesting World Out There – Publishing
I think the biggest part of the fun of the creative process is actually being creative, because when you’re open to them, the ideas just flow. It’s wonderful. Unfortunately, until you’re creating full-time (with that full-time creaty income taking care… Read moreNovel Ideas
See, the funny thing about writing a novel is that when I wasn’t ready to start revising it straightaway, I wanted to write another one. I dream a lot. A LOT. They’re usually quite vivid and sometimes pretty exciting. Some… Read moreNew Novel
So there it is. My first novel. It isn’t like the old days where it’s a pile of papers that I can still chuck in the fireplace. It’s an e-pile of papers, and I’ve saved it and backed it up… Read moreNext Step: Revising