In “7 Steps to a Foolproof Revision,” Don Fry, writing in the September 2012 edition of Writer’s Digest posits “complete your draft, then revise” as step #1. His logic is that if you strive for perfection, you’ll probably never finish your book, or, at least it will take much longer because you’ll be spending so […]
This post is directed at self-published authors in general and in particular people who are at the beginning of their writing careers who are seeking information about the ups and downs of self-publishing. Having self-published my first novels (The Expendable Man, 2011 and Making the Grade, 2012), I’m at the stage where I’m still working […]
That’s (almost) the title of an interesting article in the June 24 Wall Street Journal. For those who don’t subscribe to the Journal, I’ll summarize: It’s always interesting to watch Seth Godin navigate marketing’s bleeding edge. For more than a decade Godin has cut through the fog and told us how to navigate with books […]
No matter how much care one takes as a writer to craft a good story with characters that people will care about and no matter how much help you have from editors, critique partners, friends and family, when a new book is launched, most writers–myself included–wait anxiously for readers’ responses. I feel gratified and relieved […]
Thank you to Carolyn Arnold of Celebrating Authors for the interview. It’s the fourth web interview I’ve done and I think it’s the best of the 4. What do you think?