July 19, 2018

In my last post, I included a blog as something that is nice to have on your author website. If you do plan to blog, there are some things you should know. So let's dig into the topic a bit more.

Blogging, as part of your entire body of content, is good for some things...

April 23, 2018

You just got signed by a literary agent. CONGRATULATIONS! Your new literary agent just sold your first novel. DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS! Cue the band, drop the confetti, pop the champagne. It’s time to celebrate! Wait, what?  There’s still work to be done? Um, what the h...

March 12, 2018

Growing up, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson was my literary idol—not because of his rampant drug and alcohol use (pronounced abuse), but simply for his wacky, wayyyyyyyyyy outside-the-box approach to the events he covered. Rather than just report the story (ho-hum)...

February 19, 2018

 Besides the material you’re trying (hoping!) to publish or sell, a query letter is the most important document you will ever write. If that sounds like I’m being overly dramatic, consider the intended purpose of the query letter—to introduce your work (and yourself!)...

January 29, 2018

Having your story accepted for online publication is exciting! But will anyone, besides close family and friends, read it? No, if you sit back and do nothing.

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