How not to write a book

Stephen King once famously wrote, “While it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a…
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A blog is a man’s best friend

This is a blog about blogging, which is very meta. If you got that dork reference, either you’re really into Greek, or you spend too much time on the internet. Either way, you and I would probably get along. Blogging is like working out. You should definitely do it, but it’s also a time consuming…
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Makin’ that money

The first check I ever got from Amazon.com was for 22 bucks, or roughly the sale of 20 ebooks. Now some of you might be thinking 22 bucks? That won’t get you a donkey ride in Tijuana, and you know what, depending on the donkey, you may be right. But did I pout? Did I…
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Tweet yourself silly

Social networking. What a beast. I get exhausted just thinking about it. Nothing to do but jump right into it. Start with twitter. The thing about twitter is that it is weird as hell. You’ve got a ton of strange acronyms and personal messages and “retweets” and “mentions” (if you’re any good at it) and…
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Mr. Net

I’m gonna state the obvious for a second. Bear with me. The internet is outrageous. It is the most outrageous thing to happen to any of us. I am an educated man; I understand how a combustion engine works, and I know what makes rain fall from the sky. I’ve traveled a bit and seen…
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Sell, sell, sell

So you’re ready to roll. You’ve got your book written, edited, formatted, and it’s up for sale in both hardcover and ebook on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, and through the iTunes store (whose product approval may take anywhere from 1 week to 3 months or more, because they just gotta be so “Apple” about…
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