MidJourney AI for book cover design (how is this legal?)

MidJourney AI for book cover design (how is this legal?)

Today I’m playing with midjourney for character and book cover design. You’ve probably seen people posting these to Facebook: what you get is extremely high quality concept art – nearly as good as you might expect to pay thousands of dollars for from a digital artist. But they’re made by robots, generate instantly, and...

A million dollars worth of book marketing advice

A million dollars worth of book marketing advice

I spent today writing four new articles about book marketing and making videos to go with them; I posted them over at marketing for writers but since it’s a new site, it doesn’t get any traffic yet… so I’m posting the links and videos here so you can read them. These are long, in-depth posts. How The 3 secrets to book...

Bionic reading makes my divergent brain happy

When I was young, I couldn’t hold a pencil “the right way.” It became a challenge every year for my new teachers, until I was 12 or so. They would try various discipline or mechanical measures (rewards, punishments, or little rubber grips that made it much more difficult and uncomfortable to hold a pencil the The 3 secrets...

The Wife (a review of a movie about writing)

The Wife (a review of a movie about writing)

I love occasionally reviewing movies when they talk about creative or artistic themes. Generally, they romanticize the art and increase the conflict, by repeating harmful stereotypes. People – and most wannabe authors – *love* this stuff because it feels inspiring and reinforces their preexisting convictions. But that’s why...

Making a living as an author (bestselling genres)

Making a living as an author (bestselling genres)

I am constantly asked how to make a living as an author, and so here it is. If you want to have the best chance of being a successful author in 2022 (and beyond), then you should write one of the following genres: romance (including reverse harem, erotica, paranormal, et al) thriller (including crime, mystery,

Should I Write on Medium.com as An Author?

Should I Write on Medium.com as An Author?

A full breakdown of what you can do on Medium as a writer I’m an online writer, self-published satire author, and all-around perpetual-wannabe polymath. I’ve also carved out an odd little side-niche on Medium.com — I write Meta Medium articles. And no, that “Meta” isn’t related to whatever the hell Facebook wants to call itself to hide...