Best online writing courses for authors

Best online writing courses for authors

There are basically two challenges with writing. The first is knowledge. I see new authors post stuff online like “I’ve decided to write a book, but I don’t write or read books… how do I get started?” The common advice is to start writing; so first time authors just write a book with no guidance and end...

5 Tips for a Successful Guest Post Email Outreach Campaign

5 Tips for a Successful Guest Post Email Outreach Campaign

(and What Mistakes to Avoid) Unless you have a Rolodex of highly placed contacts in the online world at your fingertips, when it comes to landing guest posting gigs, good old cold email outreach is one of the most effective ways to get to yes. Now, I’m not talking about paid or sponsored guest posts The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

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...

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...