Guest Post: Simon Critchell, “The Picture”

Hey guys! Please help me welcome a guest post by Simon Critchell. Simon has a book coming out in the Fall from Stitched Smile Publications and we thought it would be cool to start the month of June off with a little sample of his work. Please check out his bio at the end and … Continue reading Guest Post: Simon Critchell, “The Picture”

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Discussion: Word Count VS Word Quality

One of the things I encounter a lot when I'm mentoring, or speaking to new authors, is the question, "What's the average word count for _____?" It's not uncommon for new authors to face this daunting question, then fashion their work according to the rule of "word count". My answer, however, never changes. I tell … Continue reading Discussion: Word Count VS Word Quality

Podcast Interview With Sylvia Stein

Hey guys! Just a quickie. I did a fantastic interview with fellow Author and Podcast Host, Sylvia Stein. We had tons of fun. Have a listen by clicking below! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Happy Dance

I always feel like a newb whenever I see my book cover somewhere and I squeal. The sound is somewhere between a dolphin call and a monkey  screech. But here it is, up on the Horror Writers Association page. That's is probably the closest I'll get to #VinDiesel, too! (I'll take it.) If you would … Continue reading Happy Dance

Hard Knocks

I was lying in bed this morning going through Facebook.  OK, so I'm still lying in bed but now I'm writing.  I'm sort of working now!  What I was seeing, though, made me a little sad.  You see, I'm a writer but I'm also an independent publisher. Which means I help other authors get their … Continue reading Hard Knocks

Roller Coaster Muse

I realized that it's almost August and once more life caught up with me. Each time it does, I'm reminded of the Ferris Bueller quote, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Such is the life of an author turned publisher. I wouldn't … Continue reading Roller Coaster Muse

Stop Putting Your Books On The Dollar Menu

There's nothing more frustrating than seeing an author in so much angst to get readers, they price all their work for 99 cents.  All of it.  Or they price it for way below market value.  I cannot stress this enough so please pay attention. If you don't put value in your own work, what do … Continue reading Stop Putting Your Books On The Dollar Menu