Blog Hop: How/Why I Write and 3 Writers You Should Check Out!


Author Josh Vogt tagged me in this continuing series of writer’s blog hops. I’m posting this on the last day of my paternity leave, as I know headed back to the ad agency is going to be crazy. Hundreds of e-mails to read, massive projects to get caught back up on, then come home toContinue reading “Blog Hop: How/Why I Write and 3 Writers You Should Check Out!”

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Specialty Presentation – YouTube Video Preview


Gearing up for this Saturday in which I’ll be bringing The Writer’s Conquest to life at the Sam Gary Branch Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for this month’s free program. Big thanks to Aaron Michael Ritchey for the introduction that lead to me doing this. Special thanks to Angie Hodapp and Marc StevensContinue reading “Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Specialty Presentation – YouTube Video Preview”

Movember 5th, 2013: It’s Hard to Keep Up


As my duel challenge of Movember and NaNoWriMo continues, one thing is for sure: It is hard to keep the pace up to reach 50,000 words. Working nine to five (more like 7:30-6 if you include commuting), takes enough steam out as it is. Then you add taking care of an almost eleven-month-old takes moreContinue reading “Movember 5th, 2013: It’s Hard to Keep Up”

Create a Marketing Plan for Your Writing, Part Four: Revise and Review Often


Now that the rubber has hit the road, the marketing plan should be complete. However, there is one final step that will be necessary moving forward. As you execute the marketing plan, you will begin seeing some successes and other areas that aren’t showing the numbers you want. When your measurable steps aren’t satisfactory, itContinue reading “Create a Marketing Plan for Your Writing, Part Four: Revise and Review Often”

Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Writing Career, Part Three: Measurable Steps for Success


One major aspect of any marketing plan requires measurable data. If you’re self publishing, how many books do you want to sell per month? Per quarter? Per year? If you’re just starting out and seeking representation and wanting to create awareness of your author platform, how many new Twitter followers do you want to gainContinue reading “Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Writing Career, Part Three: Measurable Steps for Success”

The Single Most Vital Element to Your Author Voice


There’s always a discussion about author voice, and how to create your own unique approach to it and how it should be accomplished. While there are several opinions, there is a reason there isn’t a singular answer, it’s because it is determined by what you write, and you should be writing what you love. Don’tContinue reading “The Single Most Vital Element to Your Author Voice”