Category Archives: bestselling author advice

Writing and Fighting: Come Along Wrist Grab

currently playing on my laptop: Electric Landlady by Kila As most of you know, I teach mixed martial arts and self defense when I’m not writing fantasy. Sometimes I make videos to discuss writing and those videos oftentimes give instruction … Continue reading

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Q&A with Author and Marketing Expert S.R. Johannes

currently playing on my laptop: Daydreaming by Radiohead Shelli Wells (aka S.R. Johannes and Shelli Johannes-Wells) is a hybrid author. She indie pubbed her YA Nature of Grace series and sold over 100,000 copies. Wow! Greenwillow recently made a deal with … Continue reading

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Podcasts and Publishing: Don’t Miss the Nuggets of Awesome

currently playing on my laptop: Roses by Pete Yorn Ladies and gentlemen in all walks of Making the Books! If you aren’t delving into the world of podcasts, you are missing out on inspiration from experienced authors, advice from people … Continue reading

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Writing Advice You Should Ignore

currently playing on my iPod: The Wrestle by Frightened Rabbit  Last week at Nashville’s Parnassus Books, Fierce Reads authors, Marie Rutkowski, Anna Banks, Lindsay Smith, and Katie Finn, doled out some advice they think writers should ignore. Since you have … Continue reading

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Jobs for Aspiring Novelists

Currently playing on my iPod: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap Those of us who are working toward publication either via the traditional route or through e-pubbing must have some sort of day job to pay the bills. We will … Continue reading

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Meeting Brenda Rickman Vantrease

currently playing on my iPod: Tighten Up by The Black Keys On Saturday morning, I was lucky enough to meet with the author of THE HERETIC’S WIFE, Brenda Rickman Vantrease. During a small group talk, I was relieved to hear that … Continue reading

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