So, you want to take the magic of reading and make it even more magical? Be careful, because magic in writing can be a dangerous thing if done poorly. It’s not so much that an ancient arcane spell will blow up in your face, but it will cause the reader to magically close your book. … Read moreThe Seven Rules of Magic
Well I’ve been really annoyed by this NFL deflated ball bullshit that’s been going on in the news lately. Seriously, we’re going on about deflated balls for days and not reporting on what the hell we are doing overseas or exploring the SOTU more? This topic has sidetracked me today and made it difficult to … Read moreWhere Are You From?
In writing, passion is a must. In Write Drunk, Edit Sober, I spoke of this. Today, on Martin Luther King Day, is the perfect time to reflect on why it is so important. Martin Luther King, hereby referred to as MLK, changed the opinion of the United States and stopped the ultimate oppression of black … Read moreDr. King’s Legacy Is An Example for Writers
There is a wonderful event call NaNoWriMo that takes place every November. This is a nationwide event where authors try to write 50,000 words, the rule-of-thumb minimum wordcount for a novel. The average amount of words you have to write a day is 1,667 (roughly 6 and a half pages a day). In my experience, … Read moreHow To Write A Novel In 30 Days
Since grade school, y’all were taught to use proper grammar and the like. Well, Imma tell you that proper talk is for stiffs and blockheads. Ya see, when it comes to life- no, when it comes to writing- ya gotta be interesting. People be talkin’ with slang and quips. Don’t no one hardly ever talk … Read moreQuit Talking- You’re Boring Me
There was an event that took place recently in Paris, France that makes we quiver with rage and fills me with nothing but the most intense feelings of misanthropy. Ten French journalists at Charlie Hebdo were brutally slaughtered, seven staff members were critically wounded, and two police officers were shot dead. The reasoning: Jihadist extremists … Read moreThe Worst Thing To Happen In France Since 1961
In September 2012, the organic reach of Facebook page content was approximately 26 percent. However, in 2013, that number has dropped to 12.6 (Sept) , 9.5 (Nov) , and 7.5 (Dec) in 2013. Currently, it stands that approximately 4-5% of page content is being seen. What’s the deal here? Facebook introduced a new concept- “Paid … Read moreFacebook Pages Drop In Views
Indie bookstores are downsizing! Here I discuss exactly what that means for authors and potential hardships for readers. The Goliath that is Barnes and Noble is pushing down competitors. A good analogy is like how Walmart is hurting local stores. As a writer and author, you need to be prepared to work harder still even … Read moreBarnes and Noble- What You Need to Know About Their Expansion
It’s something that has been happening for the last decade, and it looks like it might present some serious challenges. Indie bookstores are downsizing, and the Goliath that is Barnes & Noble is on the rise. What does this mean for you? There’s going to be less bookshelf space. This is the exact reason why … Read moreIndie Bookstores Are Downsizing
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