Embracing Solitude: The Creative Imperative

embracing solitude

There’s something special about the quiet, isn’t there? Most people, craving the constant short-term gratification that worldly stimulation brings, run away from the silence of their own company as fast as possible. But we don’t, we run towards it. I didn’t always call myself a writer. Only in the last 12 months since penning my first […]

The cure for back pain for authors

5 Posture Tips for Writers

Writing is always easiest when you are free to focus on your ideas, and there is nothing more distracting than an achy back or neck. It is easy for authors and freelance writers to develop back and body pain as a result of their writing posture. The good news is that it doesn’t have to […]

3 Ways For Authors To Use The 80/20 Rule

Maximize Your Writing and Marketing Efforts

80-20 rule for authors

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle? It was originally put forward by the Italian economist Pareto, who noticed that 80% of wealth was generated by about 20% of the people. This numerical principle was found to have applications in other areas. For example, 20% of customers will often […]

How I Hit The USA TODAY Bestseller List

And how you can, too!

In the hyper-competitive book world, authors need to find ways to stand out in a crowd. Even if you write a book better than that international bestseller in your genre category, it will languish in the Kindle store and on the bookshelf unless you convince readers to take a risk and invest time in reading […]

Being Too Old Is a Cop-Out!

You're Never Too Old To Write A Bestseller!

There really is no age limit for a person who wants to write that Great American novel. Or unique memoir. I can talk about this as I recently co-authored a True Story book, Into God’s Country that officially releases on November 10 – my 74th birthday. The Indie film producer who will adapt the book […]

Caffeinate and market your book!

Coffee shops have revolutionized marketing- do it for your books, too!

How many times have you sat at the table, with coffee in your hands and thought hard about things? How many times have you waited for the cappuccino to arrive at your table, only to be bored to the bones? How many times have you felt that something was missing? That’s not a great thing, […]