Why you should end all your books with a big spider (lessons from Stephen King and the movie “Enemy”).

Why you should end all your books with a big spider (lessons from Stephen King and the movie “Enemy”).

Last night I went to a live art party (the painting didn’t go so well, but I’m not finished.) The 3 sketchy Pina Coladas I drank left me a bit hungover, so this morning (after lying on the cold floor for a few hours) I searched for movies I could download. I found the 2013 The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle...

How To “Write” a Book with Less Effort, No Writer’s Block and Faster Results – without typing it!

How To “Write” a Book with Less Effort, No Writer’s Block and Faster Results – without typing it!

This is a guest post from my friend Sean, who’s an expert on writing books by dictation. I asked him to send me some more information, since using dictation to write books is potentially much faster and may help avoid writer’s block. Simply put, Tonguenastics™ harnesses the power of your tongue and the spoken word The 3 secrets...

How to make an author website or book sales page that doesn’t scare away your readers

How to make an author website or book sales page that doesn’t scare away your readers

For years I’ve been dancing around the idea of offering author websites. I’m a WordPress pro PLUS a graphic designer, so I’ve got the skills – and WordPress author websites are in huge demand and average around $1000 to build. Why I don’t do it? I don’t want to become the author’s life-long tech person...

Driving Campeche to Calakmul: no food or water, lots of policemen to bribe

Driving Campeche to Calakmul: no food or water, lots of policemen to bribe

In early 2013 my wife and I were in the Yucatan on a kind of extended honeymoon; I’d been wanting to see the ruins and temples for a long time. Most of them were on the tourist route – day trips from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Easy to get to and with lots of The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle tour. Totally...