On Writing

Nerdy Swot dies every minute you don’t read this article

The crafting of short and edgy titles is not really my forte, as any of you who have seen the title of my first academic article will attest. So, having recently stumbled upon an interesting blog that described tools and apps for writers, I decided to test out one of the recommended title generators.  What… Continue reading Nerdy Swot dies every minute you don’t read this article

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On Writing

Room to Write (Part 1)

My little buddy in the featured photo is Max.  He is my shadow. That photo was taken during the winter of 2015, which was spent holed up in my daughter's gutted caravan in our paddock-yard.  It's not that I lived there.  Not really.  Just for all the daylight hours, for 4 or 5 days per… Continue reading Room to Write (Part 1)

On Writing

Owning It can be Intimidating

Good writing takes time. And it seems to be a universal truth that writers need some other way of supporting themselves financially until they have a successful catalog of publications that earns them the title of 'full-time author'. Of course I aspire to that, but I also aspire to pay the bills while building that… Continue reading Owning It can be Intimidating

Non-Fiction, On Writing

Take Your Writing Career To The Next Level at 20BooksVegas

The 20Books Vegas convention for Indie authors is in Las Vegas, from November 3-5, 2017. The conference fee is only $99 and that gets you coffee, tea, some snacks, and lunch on Saturday, as well as access to authors at all levels in their writing careers.

Kobo Writing Life

by Craig Martelle

Ready to take your writing career to the next level? 20Books Vegas — an independently published author convention by and for indies — will be a premier learning and networking event.

Do you publish wide? Are you exclusive to Amazon? Do you write one book a year? Or do you write one book every three weeks?

We are all at different levels in our journey. The information you need today will be different than what you needed three months ago or three months from now. Take a look and see how you can help others, see how you can help yourself.

At the end of the day, when one indie does well, we all do a little bit better. A rising tide floats all boats.

Keep climbing on your journey up the mountain. When things start to click, you may discover what some people call, life-changing money…

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Non-Fiction, On Writing

Timely Advice from Stephen King

I've started Writer-School, and I'm so excited!    This notice arrived in this morning's email: We will be expected to read (a lot), write (a lot), and to engage with each other's writing. Plus a lot of other stuff that I can't remember right now.   Those who know me well will be smacking their foreheads… Continue reading Timely Advice from Stephen King

Non-Fiction, On Writing

Readers, writers and industry professionals unite to fund cancer treatment.

Everyone loves when rock-stars donate their time and skills to help people out, right? Best-selling author (and generous mentor), Mark Dawson, is one such rock-star, donating all proceeds from his current novella to fund his friend's breast cancer treatment. All his professional team (editors, designers, formatters, etc) worked on it for free. Writers and readers… Continue reading Readers, writers and industry professionals unite to fund cancer treatment.

Non-Fiction, On Writing

Out of the Blue: A wordstream experiment

I was recently invited by my old friend, dance artist Sete Tele, to write to a free-thought narrative based on a series of photographs he had taken. My first thought was 'Wow, what a compliment', and an instant later, I wondered what on earth such a narrative would look like.  How does a person translate photographs into words… Continue reading Out of the Blue: A wordstream experiment