Crafting Fiction – 10k hours

The advent of self-publishing has opened the doors for any would-be author to add their work to the digital marketplace. People from all over the world, and every walk of life, are flooding the market with books. A quick tour of the Amazon shelves reveals an...

Storytelling vs. Prose – How to Die Broke

It is an unfortunate truth in life, that most talented writers die broke. More often than not, these word virtuosos die in insane asylums, heavily medicated and drooling at the mouth with their hair sticking up in places. Why do so many great writers fail while...

Asteroid Strike!

Donald Trump refused to cave to the democrat demand to let illegal criminals flood our border and as a result the government shutdown. Now we are all going to die from an astroid strike according to CNN. You can’t make this stuff up, folks....

1 Thing You Must Have to Make Millions…

There is just ONE thing you need to make millions of dollars selling books.   A finished manuscript!   I get a lot of emails from authors asking how to market their books, how to get more reviews, and how to sell more books. Generally how to make a lot of dough...

Hurricane Irma Update

Hi gang! I wanted to write a quick post bringing everyone up to speed on Jake’s whereabouts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   As most of you know Hurricane Irma swept up the western coast of Florida and I gotten a ton of emails asking if Jake and his mother...

Launch a Best Seller

Book Launch Checklist (Short Version)   There are actually two lists here. One for the author with zero platform releasing their first book. The other for an author with a platform releasing book 2 or later. This post is part of much longer report on successfully...

The Author’s Guide to Procrastination

“How do you overcome procrastination?”   This is one of the questions I hear most often as a full-time writer. In fact, it’s right up there with ‘where do you get your ideas from?’. An odd question to be sure. Seems a great many would-be authors harbor...

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