The truth about “bad” reviews

Some of the newer writers out there might get a little peeved at bad reviews. But seriously, what is a bad review? How does a review become bad? Well, technically, it’s when a reader doesn’t like your book. Ok. Let’s take a look at this. So someone didn’t like it. Does that make the bookContinue reading “The truth about “bad” reviews”

When is it time to quit?

This post is for all those writers out there, or wannabe writers. Or anyone who is invested in the arts. So pretty much everyone artistically-inclined. Quitting. It’s a disease that affects the best of us. And it can really hit you when you’re about to break. There are many causes: Family issues, work, health degradation,Continue reading “When is it time to quit?”

Quote of the day

Here’s a quote from my new YA novel Guns And Dogs. “Happiness isn’t something you pick up at the grocery store, nor is it something that comes to you at a certain age. It’s a trait that lives within all of us, and it flourishes when you begin appreciating the things in life we takeContinue reading “Quote of the day”

The worst thing a Writer can do to their career.

This is going to be a quick post. Not a lot of hooplah or paragraphs of advice chock full of detailed explanations. Guys and Gals. I’ve been seeing more and more of this amateurish behavior from so many newbie writers. You know what it is? Ok. Here it is. Plain and simple. If you’ve writtenContinue reading “The worst thing a Writer can do to their career.”

The Dangers of Writing

Normally you wouldn’t associate danger with writing. Except that’s not the type of danger I’m about to discuss. Read on. The dangers I’m talking about here starts with unrealistic expectations. Say you become a Writer and expect the world to stop for your novel and embrace it. The huge book tours, the six-figure advances andContinue reading “The Dangers of Writing”

Your book isn’t selling? Try this method instead.

In today’s crowded literary market it can be frustrating to make a name for yourself. As you spend money to produce, edit, and market your work, the big picture can get lost in the publishing shuffle. “What do I do?” You ask? Don’t sweat it. There is a way to get your books noticed. AndContinue reading “Your book isn’t selling? Try this method instead.”

The path to writing success runs through this

Some of the best experiences come from mistakes. And writers who learn from them put themselves in a strong position to achieve their literary goals. But let me tell you something you’ve probably learned on your own, it’s a long, painful road to success. Good things take time, but you can gain experience without unnecessaryContinue reading “The path to writing success runs through this”

How to balance your writing with life

Alright, I’m guessing most of you writers and artists out there have day jobs. And even if you don’t, for whatever reason, your writing isn’t paying the bills. At least not yet. Maybe you’re writing solely for expression and plan on independent publishing. Or instead working towards making it via a traditional publishing route. BothContinue reading “How to balance your writing with life”