Let’s take a closer look at this highly unusual cover. Read more
My friends at Story Cartel are giving away a crapload of stuff this month, and you only have a little more than a week to take advantage of it.
They’re giving away three Kindle paperwhites, two E-Ink 6″ Kindles, and $470 in Amazon and Barnes & Noble gift cards.
You’ve heard them. I’ve heard them. We’ve all probably heard them at some point. They’re old myths and bad information on what it’s like, or what you need, to be a writer.
The life of a writer is portrayed one way. But, for most everyday writers, it’s pretty far removed from that portrayal.
I hope I can add some limited clarity to what it’s like being a writer, and why these are indeed myths.
So here are 7 myths about being a writer.
I’m not much of a marketer, but here’s my amateurish opinion on whether or not book trailers are effective.
Really, a book trailer is nothing but a glorified commercial. I don’t know about you, but do you know what I do when a commercial comes on my television? I press the fast-forward button. Thank God for DVR.
Not that a movie trailer is any different. It’s all about branding and sales and visibility. A good movie trailer can make the crappiest Van Damme film seem like a sure-fire Academy Award winner. Read more
Breathe, Robert. Breathe.
I’m finally done with Possession and can once again enjoy reading and writing on this blog. And there’s no better way to follow up a stuffy, academic novel about Victorian poets than with a 200 page detective novel.
Enter Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. Great name, by the way.
Here’s a few facts about Red Harvest and Mr. Dashiell Hammett: Read more