NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: KEYWORDS


You want people to find your site, your social media, and web content. Otherwise, there is no point. You’re just talking to yourself. Which brings us to the first lesson in a six-post series called “Necessities of Search.” In this series, we’ll unravel the most important elements you’ll need to gain a stronger foothold ofContinue reading “NECESSITIES OF SEARCH: KEYWORDS”

Thank you, everyone.


The Inkshares & Nerdist Sci-Fi Fantasy Contest ended a few minutes ago. I did not make it into the top five, which was necessary to get the publishing contract. I finished in the top 100, which is saying something considering the massive amount of submissions. It shows there is a community of support. More importantlyContinue reading “Thank you, everyone.”

Why authors should pay attention to the demise of Flash.


No, not the superhero. This is even nerdier of a conversation. Adobe Flash has supported multiple facets of the internet for years. However, its demise has been a long time coming. Now, Flash’s final tolls have been rung, and its last bow is all but here. For those completely unfamiliar with Flash, you’ve seen it. YouContinue reading “Why authors should pay attention to the demise of Flash.”

An Author Interview with Stant Litore: Myths, Legends & Special Editions


Author Stant Litore has a busy second half of 2015 ahead of him. From August 14 – 16, he’ll be the author Guest of Honor at the annual Myths and Legends Con. He’ll be there all weekend on panels, appearing alongside other artists and authors. In addition, he keeps an active Patreon page. A recentContinue reading “An Author Interview with Stant Litore: Myths, Legends & Special Editions”

Author Interview with Travis Heermann on his new release, Spirit of the Ronin


The conclusion of the Ronin Trilogy has arrived from author Travis Heermann. Hear more from the author on the culmination of his celebrated series.

This is when you quit.


All too often people put up a veil. I include myself in that category. You can pretend certain things are going as planned, even if the plan has gone to hell. You reach a threshold where honesty pays off and the veil should be removed. Today, I do that. I’m not where I want toContinue reading “This is when you quit.”

An Interview with Author Josh Vogt


In a calendar year, most authors would celebrate their book being released and consider it one of the most pivotal years of their career. Author Josh Vogt has two. The first, Enter the Janitor, was released by Wordfire Press on May 3, and is available now. His second release is a tie-in to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, entitled ForgeContinue reading “An Interview with Author Josh Vogt”

The WHAT – Part 2: What strategies will you implement?


There are a number of strategies to think through as you create your marketing. But what are marketing strategies you, the author, can implement? This will have large variance depending on your career status. If you have an established agent and publisher, then your strategy will have to largely adhere to the rules set forthContinue reading “The WHAT – Part 2: What strategies will you implement?”