Your Biggest Goal for the New Year Should Be Don’t Share Your Goals


Studies show that sharing your goals hurts your chances to acheive them.

Then I Guess I Have to Keep Going!


The other night I talked with two fellow writers about goals. One of the many discussed subjects was self-publishing vs traditional publishing. I’m doing both. Going hybrid is the best route for me because there are some projects I want to get out into the world without the hassle of submitting to agents and publishers.Continue reading “Then I Guess I Have to Keep Going!”

Four Biggest Lessons Culled from the Writer’s Digest Conference


This past weekend I traveled to New York to the Writer’s Digest Conference. I returned home well after midnight due to a delayed departure. Having gotten 5 or fewer hours of sleep for nearly a week, it took some time to recuperate. The conference was equally invigorating and exhausting. You arrive home, eager to goContinue reading “Four Biggest Lessons Culled from the Writer’s Digest Conference”

Like L’Oréal, My Writing is Worth It!


This weekend I’m headed back to New York City for the second time this year. And for the first time in a long while I’m going as an attendee. No booths, no panel appearances. It’ll be a nice change of pace. However, it felt a bit odd deciding to head to the Writer’s Digest Conference.Continue reading “Like L’Oréal, My Writing is Worth It!”

Myths and Legends Con – 2017 Schedule!


9 hours of programming for Myths and Legends Con this year! I’ve been at this con every year and look forward to it. This will mark my fifth year at MALCon and it continues to be one of my favorites! With the smaller attendance, you get a chance to talk to people, take a breath, reallyContinue reading “Myths and Legends Con – 2017 Schedule!”

Denver Comic Con: 2017. Let’s do this!


Thomas A. Fowler, author of nerdy things here! I’ll be at the Spine Press + Post booth all weekend for Denver Comic Con! I’ll be at booth B11 alongside fellow author Melissa Koons. Come see us, we’ve got new books to sell, giveaways and convention exclusive sales! Take a look and we’ll see you there.Continue reading “Denver Comic Con: 2017. Let’s do this!”

Literary Music Lessons: Stakes and The Talking Heads


Stakes: If your writing doesn’t have them, no one will care. You’ve witnessed writing without stakes. It happens when you verbally yell at your television screen or paperback, “Nothing is happening!” Then there’s the opposite experience. When you are so invested in the characters and their success that no disruption is acceptable. You have to stayContinue reading “Literary Music Lessons: Stakes and The Talking Heads”

Simplifying the Ascent


Several weeks ago, I wrote about treating your writing like a mortgage. You owe yourself a daily word count and effort to contribute to your success. Well, I spent five weeks doing great with it. At one point I even exceeded my set pace. With 2541 words ahead, I had given myself two days worthContinue reading “Simplifying the Ascent”

NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: CONSISTENCY


One element that is persistently required of your website or blog is consistency. It’s vital. By doing so, you create a consistent voice for yourself on the web and it creates content on a calendar. What does “Consistency” in writing blog posts and content on your website mean? Exactly that, it means that there is somethingContinue reading “NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: CONSISTENCY”

One month left to get your stories & poems submitted!


If you missed the post back in June, Nerdy Things Publishing is accepting short stories and poetry for a charity benefitting a great not-for-profit organization. Shatter Your Image, the first anthology from Nerdy Things Publishing, will focus on the positivity that comes from embracing your true self. If you want to add your voice, this willContinue reading “One month left to get your stories & poems submitted!”