Category Archives: Writing: Business

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

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 »

The Importance of Having an Author Controlled Platform

BuzzFeed recently reported that Twitter may roll out a major change to the way users’ timelines are ordered. Instead of tweets appearing chronologically, they’ll supposedly be switched to an order determined by algorithms, thus hiding new updates in favor of popular or trending ones, as Facebook now does. In spite of Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey’s… 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 »