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5 Ways To Focus On Writing When You Get Off Track


The holidays were rough for writing, at least as far as my personal goals were concerned.  However, even though I had great family time with relatives and watched my children dig into their Christmas gifts un-distracted, I did manage to edit through my new WIP a couple of times. But that’s 53,000+ words, Roger.  How … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: What Would Make You Quit Writing?


Today Ryan posed an interesting question: “What would make you quit writing?”  When we recorded this podcast, Ryan hadn’t written anything in nearly a month, and was really bogged down in it.  Maybe you are suffering from the same problem.  Should you continue or hang it up?  I think we have some very good answers … Continue reading

Blog Spam Is Sometimes Hilarious


I am not really sure where it comes from, but I will often get comments to my blog posts that are…well…nonsensical spam.  Today I decided to post some examples of this for your enjoyment, and since this is a blog about writing, the sad thing would be that these writers are wasting their time writing this … Continue reading

3 Things I Learned from Tom Clancy


Yesterday the world lost a prolific and well known writer.  Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66, leaving behind a massive list of best selling novels, books that inspired movies and a host of video games. But what did Clancy have to teach us?  I’m sure there will never be any Tom Clancy … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: NO BATFLEK!!


In this latest podcast I discuss the success that I had with the 5 day free promotion and with Kindle Direct Publishing.  It appears I may have sold a few books through it…or more than a few. We also rant for a while about the recent choice to stuff Ben Afflek’s marshmallowy head into the … Continue reading

Podcasting: An Untapped Marketing Strategy


To date there are literally millions of podcasts out there each with a different subject to hock at us, most of them informational or for entertainment. Currently Ryan McKinley and I are recording a podcast called Fanboys on Fiction, and we are getting some regular hits on iTunes and on the host site, Podomatic.com.  However, I … Continue reading