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”

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!”


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!”

The WHY – Part 4: Why are you creating content?

The final element of “The Why” in your marketing approach has arrived. This goes back again to more social media and conventions, the interactions you have that may not be direct sales, but creates a community. Why are you creating content? If you are blogging, why? If you are creating handouts or promotional materials, why?Continue reading “The WHY – Part 4: Why are you creating content?”

The WHY – Part 3: Why are you trying to reach out?

We’ve answered why your brand has to exist and why you are writing. Now let’s focus in on social media interactions and appearances in the world. We do that by asking the question, “Why are you trying to reach out?” Why are you on Tumblr and not Facebook? Why are you interacting with fans? WhyContinue reading “The WHY – Part 3: Why are you trying to reach out?”

The WHY – Part 2: Why are you writing?

We’ve answered why your brand has to exist, but why are you writing? Part 2 of 12 in the most important questions you have to ask yourself in marketing your author brand as we take on the Writer’s Conquest together.

The WHY – Part 1: Why does your brand have to exist?

As you create your author brand, there are several questions that need to be asked, thus a twelve week series starting today that looks at the three most important questions to ask, and the sub-categories needed for you to understand what you are creating, how you’ll be executing it all, but first we have toContinue reading “The WHY – Part 1: Why does your brand have to exist?”