Publishing on Kindle non-fiction is the better seller. People want their problems answered. The difficulty for me is that I’m a fiction author. Fiction also sells, but not as much. I’ll strive for a happy medium: I’ll publish many non-fiction books in order to make more money… however I’ll still write and publish fiction to […]
Getting my Work in Order
I have written roleplaying products and had them published since 1994. I’m currently working on the second edition of one I had published in 2007. I’m now writing it for 4 systems. The funny thing is that the original game is now on its third edition. While getting my writing begun I had trouble finding […]
Words From Shelly Hitz
Shelly is one of my self-publishing mentors. Growing up, I always wanted to be an accomplished musician…especially a soloist. Most of my family have amazing musical talent. Some sing, some play musical instruments, some write music and some do all of the above. I always tried to be that person. The talented musician. […]
Wrote, Acted In and Shot
In 1990 I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BfA) in Cinema. My strength was in scriptwriting. At work recently we did a film. I wrote a sketch for it called Dates Can be Blind. It’s 4 1/2 pages, so less than 5 minutes. 1 page of script is roughly 1 minute. […]
A Blast From my Fiction Past
I’m intending to publish fiction under the Kindle Singles program. It’s ideal for projects smaller than a full book. My first one will be a novella that I began in 1999. Between my distaste at writing racist dialogue for a villain (he’s a Southerner during the Civil War) and equal distaste about the 2000 US […]
On Writing Books
Some people are puzzled by this: I am a writer, yet I still get books aimed at new writers like ones about plot, or creating characters, or on dialogue, and so on. Some books just make sense; I’m self-publishing on the Kindle, so I’m reading many books about that. In a few months I won’t […]
Where Letter-Writing Isn’t a Dead ART
Some people have bemoaned that thanks to things like Facebook, Twitter and blogs, the art of letter-writing is dead and gone. That’s not really the case though: I’m a member of the fanzine community, where it’s very much alive. “fanzine” is short for “fan magazine”. They are periodicals devoted to a favored subject. I’m a […]
Why another blog?
I had a writer blog on my personal Website until Blogger changed its posting method some time ago. Since I’ll be publishing on the Kindle platform soon I needed a new one. I know some HTML, but I’m not an expert. WordPress does. With it I can be free to write instead of code.