A lot of people believe that they have a novel inside of them. A lot of people are right. However, it isn’t just enough to say you have a great idea for a book to make a book happen.Read More
I can’t write, I’m too… (fill in the blank)
Busy, right? That’s the most common answer. And that’s the right answer for a lot of people. Parents of newborns are at the top of this category. CEO’s of massive corporations also fit here. Some people should be too busy to write a book. That’s okay.Read More
There is a movie out that does a fantastic job of using Magical Realism to heighten the story. It’s called Now You See Me, so spoiler alert. But not major spoilers, just overarching story ones. It’s been out for three years, guys.Read More
A good story has obvious components – character, setting, plot to name a few. Every story is a dash of characters against a backdrop of setting, with just enough plot to set things in motion.Read More
So as someone with a lot of irons in the fire, I've found that personal organization is key to making sure that things get done on time. This is a challenge for me, as personal organization has never been a strong point of mine.Read More
For twenty years I functioned off of a high school education. I had gone to college for my freshman year, and I did do some trade school stuff later, so it’s not as though I completely stopped learning. However...Read More
So if you've decided to pursue this weird life, you're going to end up making friends who are also writers.
And if you make friends who are also writers, you're going to end up working with them to some extent.Read More
Second to the question, “Where do you get the time to write?” is the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”
I’m not going to lie; I am one of these people who can’t seem to get away from my ideas.Read More
Publishing a book that you've written can be seen as an act of audacious confidence.
I mean, you're asserting that whatever ideas, themes, and narratives contained within the book are of such value to the culture that they deserve to be enshrined and distributed. And it's something you made!Read More
It has been estimated that between 80% and 90% of people feel as though they have a book in them. Someday, they think. They will sit down and type out this masterwork that they keep inside like a treasure locked in a trunk.Read More
In addition to being an author, I am also a student. Since having returned to college, I have learned a great many things, but the one thing that I've learned in every single class I've attended is that college textbooks are terrible.Read More
This topic is possibly the most YMMV topic I could write. What a person wants to know when they’re asking this question is, how do you find the time to write and keep doing everything else you want to do?Read More
I’m sitting here, on office hours.
Office hours are a handful of hours that I spend on my laptop at a local coffeeshop, trying to take care of the little things that we need done in order to keep doing what we’re doing.Read More