“Never before have I enjoyed, nor anticipated a series this great since Harry Potter!” It’s the endorsement of a writer’s work that every novelist dreams of hearing. Someone somewhere has enjoyed the words I’ve slaved over so much that they felt compelled to compare them to the most beloved book series of all time. That … Continue reading Thoughts About My Best Review Ever
Writing advice on the internet is about as common as grass on the prairie, and it varies quite greatly. I’ve been reading most of it for years, and now that I’ve finished my third novel I’m prepared to make the statement that none of it is exactly right - or wrong for that matter. Why … Continue reading Writing Advice: Why None of it is Exactly Right
February 26, 2016 Let’s get this out of the way right now. If you create anything – anything at all – someone’s not going to like it. As sure as the sun rises in the east and all the other cliché’s you can think of, no matter what you do - someone is going to … Continue reading Bad Reviews
February 4, 2016 Here I am with two finished novels on the market and I still shy away when anyone mentions that I’m an author. The moment I hear the words coming out of someone’s mouth I begin to feel a lump in my gut that can only be loosened by me replying – “Yeah, … Continue reading When Do I Get To Feel Like An Author?
December 18, 2015 If you've read much about marketing your novel, I'm gonna throw out a guess that every article mentions the word 'discoverability'. It's probably the biggest buzz word in self publishing. What bothers me about most of these articles is how they all have the same advice. 'You should do the same thing … Continue reading Discoverability – The New Author’s Problem
December 15, 2015 It’s the question that inevitably spills out when someone in my vicinity learns I’ve written a novel. When I follow that up with “I’ve written 2, actually,” it draws gasps and wide-eyed expressions every time. I know that sometimes the question really means ‘how did you find the time to write a … Continue reading How did you write a novel?
I am moving my website onto WordPress because it seems that's where every author has a site these days. I'll be moving some of my old blog posts over here too in the near future.