Category Archives: Writing: Business

Marketing, self-publishing, building a platform, branding, mailing lists, social media, and other aspects of the business side of writing.

Money, Shmoney

I re-had an epiphany a few days ago: Making money is not my biggest motivator. I say “re-had” as this epiphany occurs to me on a regular basis, usually when I’m trying to find motivation to continue writing a book I know I need to write, but am losing (or have completely lost) enthusiasm to… Read More »

Positive Content Creation

At its core, Internet marketing is all about publishing, and the better the content you publish the better your results… [I]t’s absolutely critical to publish assets that can have a positive impact on your business. –Brian G. Johnson, Trust Funnel: Leverage Today’s Online Currency to Grab Attention, Drive and Convert Traffic, and Live a Fabulous… Read More »

Quit Your Day Job and Write Full Time

You’ve dreamed of it all your life: Sitting on a breezy veranda, laptop open on the table in front of you, hammering away at the keyboard while a well-oiled cabana boy brings you fresh drinks and flexes his muscles. Or you want to live the Hemingway life in Key West, getting drunk every day as… Read More »

Upcoming Surprises for Writers

I’ve taken a small break from fiction to work on a non-fiction book for writers. I don’t want to spill the beans about the exact content, but I can say that it will contain a hard look at mistakes I’ve made juxtaposed against helping aspiring and newly published authors avoid those same mistakes. I’ll have… Read More »