Category: Writing & Publishing Your Book

  • Goodreads Is Horrible For Authors

    Goodreads Is Horrible For Authors

    I’ve used Goodreads for years now as an author to handle the details about my books. And when I started using the website it had it problems. I thought things would improve because Amazon owns it. Well, it hasn’t. Today I hit a breaking point with the site. I wanted to update the cover images […]

  • How To Write Your Book While Working Full-Time

    How To Write Your Book While Working Full-Time

    Writing a book is difficult enough. Not only does it take discipline to complete a book, it takes time and attention. The last two are hard to come by if said writer is working a job. Yet, if the person needs to make money because they have to survive in the world then he or […]

  • Not Selling Books? Instead Of Getting Mad, Get Realistic

    Not Selling Books? Instead Of Getting Mad, Get Realistic

    I participate in the Writing Community on Twitter. If you follow my account you probably already know that. I see tweets from writers – some traditionally published, others self-published – who complain about low sales of their books. While I do empathize with them I don’t like to hear this constant complaining. If you’re not […]

  • Rewriting My Old Books: Lessons Learned

    Rewriting My Old Books: Lessons Learned

    I’m currently rewriting my old books even though that wasn’t in my writing plan for the year. I wanted to work on an untitled science fiction novel, and I started that, but after self-publishing two books this year through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), I got to looking at the old books I published through the […]

  • When Life Interrupts Writing Your Book

    When Life Interrupts Writing Your Book

    I had lofty plans for my creative writing business this year. I wanted to finish the final draft of a novel by the end of this year. In addition, I wrote a few other stories that may lengthen to novellas or novels and I wanted to finish those this year too. Unfortunately, life got in […]

  • Build A Self-Publishing Writing Brand

    Build A Self-Publishing Writing Brand

    If you are interested in self-publishing your book the easiest part of the journey is writing it. If you want to know why I believe that please read the article I wrote here. One of the most difficult parts of this path is gaining an audience. One of the ways to do this is to […]

  • The Reality Of Publishing An Ebook: It’s A Long Journey

    The Reality Of Publishing An Ebook: It’s A Long Journey

    I’ve self-published my ebooks off and on for 10+ years now. While this service is fantastic and I do suggest it for anyone interested, it isn’t without its faults. I want to discuss the reality of publishing an an ebook that every author will face. This reality is for any platform or distributor. This way […]

  • The Realities Of Selling An Ebook

    The Realities Of Selling An Ebook

    The barrier to publishing a book today is lower than any time in human history. Before the printing press was invented only chosen individuals produced books by writing them with their hands. With that gatekeeper gone then came the publishing houses and editors. These people picked the books to print and were in charge for […]

  • How To Fix Writer’s Block In 3 Steps

    How To Fix Writer’s Block In 3 Steps

    Writer’s block happens to every writer at some point, including me. Yet, it affects each individual differently. A writer may lose the passion to write. Another may find writing too tedious to continue. Finally, an author may write hundreds of word at a time but hate it all and delete it. That last action usually […]