My first four novels were written based on screenplays I had written earlier, back when I had Hollywood stars in my eyes. The process for my fifth novel is a little different.
Notes on writing.
Yesterday was the Terry Fox Run for 2018. I planned on shaving my head (read about that here.) Guess what…?
For twenty-five years I’ve let my hair grow long (as you can see). I’ve cut it half a dozen times during that span, if that. This year, I’m cutting it all off. And I do mean ALL, right down to stubble. I’ve never done that before. You might be asking yourself “why?”
On May 12, 2018, I stood with 110 other proud, local authors at the Greater Victoria Public Library as they unveiled their 2018-2019 Emerging Local Authors Collection.
I just received my first draft manuscript for Snipped back from my editor. Woot! I’m just about to leap into the changes. I plan to have the book on pre-order as soon as possible and released in March 2018.
I’ve been advertising my books with Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) for the past six months. Product Display ads appear to be the holy grail, and they’ve taken off for me once. Once. I think I know why. CAVEAT: This is all speculation. I have no concrete evidence about what Amazon is doing with regards to…
It’s summer. It’s hot. I’m cranky and I’m trying to stay focused on writing my fourth book. So here’s a couple of videos from John Grisham where he talks about habits, his work space and about story. He seems like a nice guy to sit and chat with.
I’ve worked for myself for 17 of the last 20 years. My business focus has changed a couple times, from graphic design to Hollywood visual effects to writing and self-publishing. Throughout that time, I had to do minimal advertising. Until now.
I need to change my strategy. I’ve decided to raise my prices and to stop offering freebies and deep discounts. Let me explain.
I’ve written in the past about why I write, about the magic of being immersed in a story as my characters pull me in interesting and sometimes surprising directions. But there’s more to it than that.