You Say You Write In...

First, let me say that I am honored to write this guest blog. On the heels of the Writer’s Digest Conference West this past weekend (which I had a blast at and highly recommend), this seems like perfect timing for a blog about finding the time to write. I know this topic has been covered...

Have you found your voice?

In his book, Write Like the Masters, William Cane analyzes the writing talents of more than twenty well-known and highly respected authors — everyone from J.D. Salinger and Ray Bradbury to Tom Wolfe and Stephen King. The point in doing so is not to teach readers how to ape the style of any one particular author, but rather, to learn what each one does particularly well, and achieve that same level of excellence in their own work. The temptation upon reading the book, however, is to focus on mimicking a particular author’s voice, rather than the skills he or she exhibits. Each of the authors in the collection has a particularly unique...

What Is Your Value? Oct05

What Is Your Value?

Over the past year or so, I’ve had the good fortune of working closely with Rob Eagar, a professional book marketer and the author of Sell Your Book Like Wildfire. I recommend the book to every writer I meet. It’s densely packed with all sorts of great advice for authors to help them...