Most authors will tell you “I can only share my own experience.” Nobody wants to piss off Amazon™. It is the number one place to self-publish your book. However, there are some facts to keep in mind, especially if you are first-time author. There are two main reasons people self-publish: They could not or did… Read More Is KDP Select The Right Choice?
After a year of writing, learning, editing, proofreading…I finally published my first novel, The Supernatural Prodigy. It should NOT have taken me a year. A good six months of that time was spent researching and studying. Turns out writing is not simply sitting down and pouring your story into your computer. It’s a long, hard,… Read More Getting Published-How Hard Can It Be?
As with many love stories, my relationship with sci-fi didn’t start well. When I was seven years old, my eleven-year-old sister took me to a double feature: “Them” and “Tarantula.” One could argue those are horror movies, but they’re based on science-gone-wrong. “Them” is about nuclear testing creating huge monstrous ants, and “Tarantula” is about… Read More My Sci-Fi History
Google came to my rescue once again. Not only do they have free surveys in Google Forms, but they also let you import pictures for each question. The survey I used is called “Customer Feedback.” A wonderful tool for anyone wanting to test a product.… Read More How To Survey Readers FREE
Under the category of “writing,” I hoped to put together some awesome advice. Advice has been a treacherous path for me, both given and received. I’ve seen wonderful stories never reach the light of day, destroyed by lack of voice. I do not want to see that happen to you. Let me explain… When all… Read More Voice vs. Literary Laryngitis
Writing Prompts, a necessary tool for writers.… Read More Writing Prompts
Does writing have to be an agonizing event of confronting a blank page? Must we be the starving artist who, like Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) in the movie “Adaptation,” go to hell and back in our efforts just to begin? Here’s what some successful writers have to say about facing the blank page… The aspiring writer… Read More The Blank Page
With almost seventy percent of Americans wanting to write, one would think there would be far more tools out there. It has taken some time for me to find them. Let me save you some time and effort. My first breakthrough in my quest to find economical sources for critiques and editing was Critique Circle.… Read More Writing Tools
I would love to tell you that writing is fun, easy, rewarding, and everything you dreamed it would be. For your sake, I won’t do that. It can be. But, you have to get through the rough patches as well. When I decided I would write, the first thing I did was to change my… Read More The Writing Journey Begins