Inspiration Comes in All Forms

Since publishing A Guilty Mind, I've been fortunate to be the guest speaker at several book clubs. One of the most popular questions is always, "Where do you get your ideas?" Of course, this is subjective for each writer and although I try to answer the question honestly, I'm not sure I satisfy those asking. …

Oh, I Have a Headache Now…

The process of taking a book from a word processing format to one that is PDF ready for CreateSpace sounds simple enough, however, I've come to realize that these things rarely go as planned. If you doubt me, just take a few minutes to check out the community forums on the CreateSpace website. It's loaded …

Editing Honesty

My niece and her book club recently read a self-published novel written by a member of their church. The group was excited to read the book and show their support for their friend. My niece said the writer described the book as "gentle fiction" (I don't really know what that is but will assume it's Christian fiction?) …

The Good, The Bad, and the Arbitrary Self-Imposed Deadlines of Self-Publishing

In recent days, I've barely looked at my blog and have had no chance to read some of my favorites. I'm sure I've missed some great posts and will try to catch up soon. I wish I could say this was due to hard work on my new novel or even preparing A GUILTY MIND for …

Add Father of Self-Publishing to the List

I recently read a great article titled "14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want In Life" on Business Insider. It was written by freelance writer, Thea Easterly, for a BI blog called DumbLittleMan.com. Most know that Benjamin Franklin was not only an inventor but also an avid reader and writer. Certainly he …

Freelance Writing: Pro or Con

There are so many pros and cons to freelance writing. Clearly, the flexibility (pro!) is a plus although the pay is not always great (con!). Sometimes the jobs are steadier than others and sometimes they are few and far between (both). When I do have multiple assignments, they keep me from working on my writing …