Self-Publish or Traditional? When to Go Hybrid

Self-Publish or Traditional? When to Go Hybrid

  The last time I counted I’d written 30 books. About half are on the self-publish side, half traditional. Since the great Kindle revolution there’s been such a backlash against traditional publishing that I thought I’d throw in my 2c since I do both trad and indie. The Case for Traditional Publishing Last spring, during the height of the coloring book craze, I did a little research to see if a coloring book had ever been done about San Diego….

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How a Cow and a Wildflower Saved my Writing – Kicking Writer’s Block

How a Cow and a Wildflower Saved my Writing – Kicking Writer’s Block

All writers get stuck.Call it writer’s block, or call it losing a plot or outline. For me it was slogging through the opening paragraphs of an article I was writing for Astronomy Magazine. No matter how I tried coming up with a slam-bang opening paragraph, everything I wrote stunk. I just couldn’t get my teeth into the heart of the article. In desperation, I got out photos I had taken during the assignment (to the Very Large Array in New…

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Free Book: Digital Freedom – Carve Out a (great) Living Online

Free Book: Digital Freedom – Carve Out a (great) Living Online

On September 16, 2016, Matt Stone and Hung Pham are releasing a new book, Digital Freedom – How Millions are Carving Out a Dependable Living Online. If you get over to their site now you can reserve a free copy and then download on the 16th. The book isn’t just about making a living writing; it’s more about the many, many things you can do to create an online income – – with the goal of leaving the employment world and…

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Now’s Your Chance to Write a Novel

Now’s Your Chance to Write a Novel

I write non-fiction books and articles. But do I want to write a novel (or more than one)?  Yes! I’ve been following Joanna Penn for a long time (never miss her podcasts) and was thrilled when she released her brand new course How to Write a Novel. I’ve signed up for the course and am almost finished with Module 1 (of 5) and actually feel pretty confident that I can do this. If you’ve been looking for that “PERFECT” course…

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Did you catch my interview on The Creative Penn Podcast?

Did you catch my interview on The Creative Penn Podcast?

Joanna Penn, most-excellent thriller writer and podcaster, interviewed me on TheCreativePenn Podcast, on the topic of Visual Writing. Joanna and I share a love of using images to inspire our writing and this was the topic of the podcast. You can hear the entire interview or just read the transcript by popping over to Joanna’s site. And in case you weren’t aware of it, I wrote a Kindle book on using images to Vanquish Writer’s Block. I’ve gotten some really…

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