Do you know the most powerful way to market your book? Word of mouth recommendation.
I’m curious about what makes a book bad, Really bad. Not just meh. Is it the plot, the characters, the dialogue, or the premise? I’ve read really bad books and sometimes I think these are more helpful as a writer than writing really oos books. What do you think? What makes a book really bad? […]
My Orion the Hunter stories, although set in the future, fall into the Crime Novel catgory. Particulalry the sub-genre where a bad bad man does bad bad things to bad bad men. Orion, my protagonist, isn’t necessarily what you’d call a hero, but he’s working toward heroic goal. —- To pitch the right agents, you […]
Good advice on geting and listening to feedback. —- So. You’ve written a thing, and now you want to know if that thing is any good. First of all, congratulations! Writing is impossible, and the fact that you’ve finished/half finished/started a draft…
I like to start my stories in the middle, then explain what the Hell happened as I go. What about you? How do you kick off a story? —- There are many ways to start a story, from introducing a bold first person narrator to opening stories with action. Read examples of strong beginnings.
Exactly what I’m trying to do with my Orion the Hunter series. —- Creating an irresistible series can boost your career as a writer and create income. Check out the crucial tips and tricks to create a great series.
Me? A writer? Heaven forfend! —- Have the words ‘I’m not a real writer’ ever crossed your mind? Have you ever felt that your writing skills are inadequate, despite evidence to the contrary? Have you ever achieved success with your…
Yep. —- When John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician, schizophrenic, and paranoid delusional, was asked how he could believe…
The truth is no amount of practice can make you an artist or musician without aptitude. Buying a copy of Photoshop doesn’t make you a designer and because most people can’t recognize the difference between good and bad art or design, everybody thinks they can do it. Nature or nurture… well it’s both. While I […]
Moon Peopple — huh? You know I read this and part of my brain says, “Good God this is aweful,” but another part of my brain says, “I wonder if my stuff sounds like that when other people read it.” How is it possible to be as arrogant as I am, and so insecure at […]