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!”

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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”

The Writer’s Conquest – Level Seven – Blue Ocean Strategy


If you’ve studied business, then at this point you may have already come across this very heavily studied marketing strategy. If so, let’s elaborate. If not, welcome and let’s get started by finding ways to use Blue OCean Strategy to build a unique author brand and sell your books by creating your own market, insteadContinue reading “The Writer’s Conquest – Level Seven – Blue Ocean Strategy”

Specificity is Your Greatest Genre Ally


No matter what genre(s) you’re writing, the specifics of your genre writing can help to determine whether your book is an instant genre masterpiece or an example of what not to do in the writing community. Let’s break it down a bit more. You’re reading a novel involving an investigator attempting to solve a murder. Continue reading “Specificity is Your Greatest Genre Ally”