As anyone who is interested in writing and has ever been trapped with me in a elevator, car, or coffee shop meeting room knows, I’m a HUGE fan of Catherine Ryan Howard. When I was getting started in self publishing, I realized I was still stuck in the ‘vanity press’ mindset of old and didn’tContinue reading “The SELF-PRINTED 3.0 Splash”
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Awesome Day #2 — A Writer’s Paradise
Yesterday was day 2 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’. I left home briefly for a delectable Depalmas lunch, and took a 7.5 mile cycle ride in the evening. The rest of the day? Writing! (and Watching X-Men First Class in prep for the new movie). I decided to chart out all I wanted/needed to doContinue reading “Awesome Day #2 — A Writer’s Paradise”
Are You Selling What I’m Buying?
If you’re an author today (or any sort of entrepreneurial business person) this is truly a wonderful time to be alive. The freedom and power given by the internet is unprecedented. But for authors, all that power comes with great responsibility. How to you make yourself heard, rise above the masses, and sell books withoutContinue reading “Are You Selling What I’m Buying?”
What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)
TA DA! (TWEET, TWEET!) WE MADE IT! Happy 50th post on this website. I was kind of surprised that it sneaked up on me. But I’ve learned a lot since March 2nd, 2013 and I want to share what I have learned with any would-be writers or bloggers — 10 Things I’ve Learned About BloggingContinue reading “What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)”
“How Do I Format My Book?”
I’ll be upfront right away — if you need a good formatting how-to, Google onward or better yet, run off and buy Catherine Ryan Howard’s Self-Printed . It will make the job easier. However, if you’re about to lose your mind and want some comfort and camaraderie, then you’ve come to the right place. Now, ifContinue reading ““How Do I Format My Book?””
Publishing My First Book
When I decided to get serious, to stop planning and start doing this year, my first goal was a writing one. I decided to self-publish three books in the next year — crazy? Yes. But who wants to do anything halfway? The Selection How did I chose these three books? Well, A Caged Heart Still BeatsContinue reading “Publishing My First Book”
Cover for My First Book!
I’m releasing my first book, How To Come Alive: A Guidebook To Living the Life of Your Dreams in October and I wanted to share the cover with you. It was made by the talented Sarah Cerulean (my sister). The book is coming along nicely and will be available in e-book and paperback formats. ItContinue reading “Cover for My First Book!”
A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List
I put the question of this ‘top ten’ to my sister, with the stipulation of ‘most enjoyable’. The reason was not to exclude hard-to-watch dramas but rather to alleviate the fears that one would have in creating a BEST list. So this is really about my favorites, not the ones I believe should be onContinue reading “A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List”
Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?
I am planning the release of my first book at the end of the month and I have a problem — I don’t have a burning desire to email everyone I’ve ever met, Tweet 24-7 about my “GREAT DEAL! ON AMAZON! CHEEP!”, or prime my fans to buy it on day one or else, I’llContinue reading “Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?”
Ten Ways to Improve One Sentence
Warning: insane writers only need apply. “They brought him no sweet lullabies, indeed, the heavy air of the stifling little room sang only with the slight ringing of ghost trumpets, each calling him toward an inescapable future.” — Averil, pondering a sword and a gift from a magical being, in Other Gods Okay — IContinue reading “Ten Ways to Improve One Sentence”