It’s Scary Out There!

As an author, since Gutenberg got busy, there has never been a harder time to find a publisher. Maybe you know this. Maybe you've been shopping a book around. Traditional publishers are no longer traditional. They take fewer risks, offer fewer services, and often their "advances" are made back by requiring authors to buy copies… Continue reading It’s Scary Out There!

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Inspiration

Few things in writing are definitive, and neither is this, but I do believe it's true: Your first book should be intensely personal. My first novel was supposed to be a Dime-Store Novel, an imprint that published short stories as tiny novellas, somewhere around 6,000 words. It ended up being 150,000 words. It took three… Continue reading Inspiration