How to publish when you’re too depressed to write

How to publish when you’re too depressed to write

I just got an email from someone saying they were too depressed to publish, so I’m sharing my response: “Release it first, promote it later; the market decides whether they like it, and the work is what it is, so don’t let your feelings or doubts stop you from getting it out there.” Edit: Now The 3 secrets to book...

Best sites for writers 2021 (and the winner is…)

Best sites for writers 2021 (and the winner is…)

For the second year in a row, my humble mess of a blog got listed by the WriteLife as one of the top 100 sites for writers – right next to Jane Friedman and Dave Chesson, so I thought I’d mark the moment with some stories. I *met* Dave years ago when I was in Taiwan, and The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted...

Fantastic Journey – from Blog to Book

Fantastic Journey – from Blog to Book

How to Make the Dream Come True Every journey begins with a single step. Derek Murphy helped me navigate and overcome the obstacle course between me and my destination of becoming a successful Indie fantasy author. We met online after I’d completed my first medieval fantasy novel. I was lurking around his website, CreativIndie. As The 3...

Reviews are in: my book sucks

Reviews are in: my book sucks

It’s been a few weeks since I launched Book Craft, the writing guide I’ve been working on all year, and reviews are terrible. I don’t really have a great place to discuss this, so I’m starting a blog post here. It’s obviously not great marketing to talk about bad reviews in a defensive preface; or The 3 secrets...

Secrets of a Bestselling Book Coach

Secrets of a Bestselling Book Coach

Today I went down the rabbit hole of professional book coaches: you know, those people who help you write books. I’ve talked about this a little on this blog but it was probably mostly negative and my stance might be shifting a little bit. You see, I don’t really believe in coaches. Coaches help give The 3 secrets to book...

Best course on writing fiction books (write a novel OUTLINE)

Best course on writing fiction books (write a novel OUTLINE)

Over the past few years, my writing templates and resources have gotten a few million views on YouTube, but I wanted to make higher quality materials that were more accessible. So I took some of my best resources and put them together in a Udemy Course on writing fiction. Write a novel in 3 months  The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...