Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sharing the Wealth: 01/31/2014

I’ve posted this before, but it’s really worth reading again. Dean Wesley Smith has a great perspective on writing, which summed up basically comes to “chill the fuck out” and “work your ass off”. Whenever I wonder if I’m going … Continue reading

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How Many Epics Have Never Been Told?

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but just never got around to it. For some reason, I thought of it tonight picking up my son from my in-laws and thought it would be a great thing to … Continue reading

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Publishing to Other Markets

As I stated before, I recently published my two short stories, Heartless and Oliver Black to Kobo. This is my first step toward diversifying my work and putting it out on multiple markets. Select has been neat, I guess, I … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth: 01/24/2014

Apparently, half of all authors (ALL!) and almost 80% of self-published make less than $1000 a year. This is so easily skewed, it’s almost worth completely ignoring. A lot of industry folk are going to look at this and come … Continue reading

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Quite My Job, eh?

I have no idea who Jon Morrow is, but he’s a pretty good writer. Kind of an ass, but a pretty good writer. He says you should quit your day job, embrace the fear, throw yourself into the darkness because that’s … Continue reading

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014

After a really long wait, Amazon has finally announced the ABNA for 2014. The prizes are here, and the rules here. I am also including the contract summary here, because anything that says you have to sign it “as is” … Continue reading

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Steven Zacharius and Big Publishing

UPDATE: Passive Guy had another post on this here. Some wild stuff has been going down with Steven Zacahrius, the same guy who made that same Huffington Post article I wrote about a while back. He responded on the Passive Guy … Continue reading

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