4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors

4 Reasons Why Facebook Is Not Useful for Authors


Let’s face it. Authors, especially independent authors, need to promote themselves. However, there are ways to promote and ways not to promote.  Social media is a way to promote yourself as a writer, but it can also be a double-edged sword.  Of course, Delilah S. Dawson wrote a fantastic article about the misuse of social … Continue reading

Tired Metaphors: A Cry for Originality

Tired Metaphors: A Cry for Originality


George Orwell, on the heels of publishing Animal Farm and various autobiographical essays, published “Politics and the English Language“.  The essay is still being used in writing courses everywhere as a loud voice railing against predictable and unimaginative writing. In the essay, Orwell makes several remarks of note but his thesis is clear: “Now it is … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Beta-Readers and Movie Blahs


In this episode, Ryan and I discuss the importance of using beta-readers when writing a novel. We first define what beta-readers are, how a writer goes about finding them and how a writer compensates beta-readers for their valuable input into the production of your novel. We also discuss the current movie season and how it resembles a … Continue reading

Writers and Depression


Christine has written an excellent blog post about the frustrations that many writers face every day, especially we indie writers. Check out her awesome blog post and give her the encouragement she deserves.

3 Tips for finding the Meaning of Your Story


Originally posted on Worlds Of His Own:
Stories that fully harness the significance of their narrative are better. Why? Because people crave meaning! Our lives are not necessarily made of up an inciting events and climactic moments, but these are the very things we look for in stories. It satisfies a basic human desire for…