I was watching Shark Tank last night and someone with a very cool-looking product started his pitch to the sharks. At first, it sounded good. A great, high-end product, a lot of research, and a very pretty video were all presented. But then the questions […]
This week something extraordinary happened… I took my own advice. Yep, teachers often teach but don’t always do. And doing is important! Last week I spent about six hours creating and launching a new product. It’s something I tell my non-fiction writing students to do […]
Do you ever feel like NOT writing? Watch this video for a little inside scoop on what to do when you don’t feel like writing… And how I got past my own writer’s block.
Writing is truly a unique art form. A good author must be part psychologist, part poet, part conversationalist, a powerful observer, and a talented story weaver—all rolled into one person. As one of my favorite books on writing, Write More Good by The Bureau Chiefs, […]
Expert Voices is where I ask my smart author friends and colleagues to answer your questions about writing, publishing, book marketing and more. I’m working on my next book (number 14 for me), and while I may be considered a veteran author by now, I still encounter blocks and issues many first-time authors face. So today I’ve asked these experts…[...]
The “Big 6” used to control most of the book publishing industry: Hachette Macmillan Penguin Group HarperCollins Random House Simon & Schuster Slowly over the past few years, these “Big 6” have been buying up major publishing real estate with slightly smaller, specialty traditional publishers […]
The news just started hitting the web... it looks like Amazon has discontinued its not-as-popular-as-Nook Kindle Touch and rumor has it all the E Ink readers are in danger of being discontinued as theFire 2 is released. The big question is, what does this mean for authors and Kindle formatting?