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A New Year, A New Zed

Long time, no see! Want to know about my long hiatus 2017 and why 2018 will be different? Check out my most recent blog post.

Welcome to a Spectacular Year!

Hey there awesome people, Long time, no see! I’ve heard 2016 described as a disaster by plenty of folks. This was certainly the case for me for most of the year. I kinda dropped off the map for awhile due to some stumbling blocks from that trainwreck of a year. […]

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On Writing Spectacular Fiction

Writing speculative fiction, which broadly encompasses the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, comes with its own unique set of challenges not present in writing other genres. Now Write!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror is a guide to creating spectacular fiction filled with the knowledge and advice of speculative fiction authors […]

Refill Your Creative Well with “Wonderbook”

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer: a beautiful, practical, and inspirational gem of a book.

Bringin’ SocialBack: Using Social Media without Killing Your Writing Time

You’ve probably heard the commonplace advice on how creating a presence on social media can help you build your author platform. The problem is that it’s all too easy to logon to your favorite social media site of choice and find that you’ve spent far too much time than you had intended, possibly […]

How to Edit: Tips and Tools for Polishing Your Work

Ah, editing – because no first draft can ever be perfect. Despite the challenges involved in this stage of the writing process, editing can be an enjoyable part of the writing process. After all, this is when you get the chance polish your rough draft into a form that approaches your […]

Overcoming the struggle of getting your book reviewed

Just published your book, and finding it difficult to find book reviewers? Getting book reviews is no walk in the park, especially if you’re an indie author who has only recently published their first novel. Sometimes getting book reviews seems like a confusing loop: your book may be easier to sell […]

How to Find Readers and Sell Books: A Crash Course in Book Marketing

So after months of work you FINALLY finished that novel and successfully uploaded your book to your retailer of choice. All you have to do is sit back and let the cash roll in, since the hard part is over right? Nope. Not at all. But don’t look so mopey […]

Break Out the Champagne! How to Plan an Awesome Book Promotion

You did it! After writing, editing, and editing some more, you’re finally ready to share your pride and joy with the world via a price promotion!

Jumpstart Your Self-Publishing Journey

Are you an author who dreams of sharing your work with the world? These books helped me turn my writing dreams into reality.