How is Life and Writing similar?

As a writer I get lots of feedback regarding my work. Take my debut novel for example: The Leopard Vanguard. Despite receiving top-notch reviews on both amazon & goodreads, many have complained about the “slow-start” and “difficult” beginning. I’m fully aware these days the diminishing attention-span that plagues most readers, if a book doesn’t grabContinue reading “How is Life and Writing similar?”

Summer Writing Advice for Writers

Just came back from my Summer Trip to Ocean City, MD and it did a world of good. Why? Because taking a trip from home to a different locale is always good for your writing. Why? See Below. Ok the ale tasted great but that’s not what I meant. Taking trips to recharge the batteryContinue reading “Summer Writing Advice for Writers”

Feedback needed

I’ve been contemplating this idea in my head for quite some time now, so I thought I’d share it with everyone. I’m considering writing a self-help book for aspiring writers. It would also double as a self-improvement book on life as well, drawn from my past experiences in writing and personal life. I’d appreciate anyContinue reading “Feedback needed”

What is the secret to eternal happiness?

It’s been ages since I posted. But believe me, I’ve been working on myself and my writing, and, etc., etc. Let me share a bit of wisdom with you. Something that I hope resonates within your soul and takes you to a whole new level. Stay in the moment. Yep. That’s what I said. It’sContinue reading “What is the secret to eternal happiness?”

Work versus fame

  Most of us have heard the phrase “it’s the journey, not the destination that shapes who we become.” It’s been repeated countless time to be considered cliche. So why write a blog post about it? Simple. There’s a lot that goes into writing that is out of a writer’s control. Sales for instance. WithContinue reading “Work versus fame”

Distractions & Discipline

This post is for anyone whose writing time has been butchered by the various distractions that abound in daily life. I know this for a fact because my next Historical Fantasy novel, The Leopard Apocalypse, was affected by distractions. For months on end I was focused on building up my social media platform. And myContinue reading “Distractions & Discipline”

Expectations and you

Do you have expectations? Sure you do. We all do. Expectations exist as markers for out success. In the materialistic hierarchy that we live in it’s easy to start comparisons between yourself and the guy or gal down the street. But what about unreal expectations, and chasing success so hard that it becomes a taskContinue reading “Expectations and you”

One fault every artist must avoid

Ok this post is for all you artists out there: writers, painters, filmmakers, etc. This is one thing you mustn’t ever do: expect success. Success is elusive, and even if your product is flawless and holds substance it’s by no means guaranteed that you’ll strike it rich. Keep your expectations modest when placing your productsContinue reading “One fault every artist must avoid”

A message to struggling Artists

If you’ve struggled as an artist or in any other occupation this blog post is for you. Ok so you’re not doing so well in your desired profession, or maybe it’s a hobby that is not panning out into a full-blown gig; at least not yet. I have some advice for you, since I’ve beenContinue reading “A message to struggling Artists”

Why is success selective?

For those of us who don’t have it easy (and really, who does?) let me say that you’re in excellent company. Many of us have wondered why success is hard to attain. What’s the secret? That’s what most people ask. They spend their time buying self-help books and attending seminars. But really, you want toContinue reading “Why is success selective?”