The 2%

When you actually stop to think about it, everything is on us. I mean, of course there's a small sense of luck to the equation, but it is very small. When it comes to success, to accomplishing what you really want, it's on you. You can't blame luck for your failures, even though so many... Continue Reading →


Patience and Persistence

Writing takes a certain level of talent, there is no doubt about that. But I believe talent is overrated. At least, talent for talent’s sake that is. The greatest writers in the world will still be bleeding talent, but they will have so much more going for them, the things that can be going for... Continue Reading →

The Real Value of Twitter Contests.

There are hundreds of different Twitter contests for writers. Many boast agent rounds, where actual agents look at the work and often request manuscripts.  This is a great thing to shoot for, but let’s be real. Of the thousands of people that enter, only a handful get in, and of them only a few actually... Continue Reading →

Believe in Yourself

Belief in yourself is the most powerful tool you have. Whether you are a writer, a weightlifter, an artist, or anything, you have to believe in yourself. All the people in the world could believe in you, but if you doubt yourself you will still fail.  And that works in reverse too. If on one... Continue Reading →

An Unwanted Truth

First off, that’s a freaking good title! I think I’ll write a short story to that topic. But enough about that, now for the blog.   So, what is the unwanted truth? It is a very simple one that is probably going to piss a lot of people off. And that truth is…   You... Continue Reading →

Best 3 Ways to Kill a Character

  In every great book someone dies. Well, almost every great book, there are probably some out there where people don’t die, but I’ve never read any. Anyway, characters die, that’s what’s important.  What could be more important? How they die.   There are three basic ways to properly kill a character; epic, shocking, or... Continue Reading →

Crossing Genres

I’m a fantasy guy, through and through. Not to say I don’t like other books, it’s just fantasy is my thing. Well, my primary thing. But I’m kind of marching into uncharted territory here, at least for me.   So what am I doing? I’m crossing genres, what else.   Crossing genres is one of... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons to Connect with Other Writers

Connecting with other writers is one of the hardest, most important things any aspiring author can do. There are so many reasons to do it, here are just a few:   It will improve your writing.   It does, no question about it. Meeting other writers eventually leads to exchanging work, maybe not with all... Continue Reading →

Writers Must be Marketers

Look, I know that you’re a writer, and that almost inevitable makes you an introvert. But that  doesn’t give you an excuse to hide from the world and not engage with people. You write stories, and if you want to show them to people, you have to put yourself out there! You have to be... Continue Reading →

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