What Do You Want to Know About Working with an Editor?


By the end of this month, I’m aiming to have the first draft of a short ebook done that offers practical advice on how writers can work better with copyeditors. It’s mostly targeted toward first-time indie authors who might be wary about paying good money to have their books edited. Last year, prior to the […]

Monty Python’s Color Commentary for Novelists


I love this, and not just because I grew up with an absurd fascination of the absurdist, British comedy troupe and could once recite the entirety of the “Old Woman (Man!)” sketch from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: HT: Austin Kleon’s excellent email newsletter What’s your favorite Python movie or sketch?

The Everyday Authorpreneur Interview: Revealing a Year’s Worth of Sales Numbers to Help First-Time Self-Publishing Authors

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Derek Siddoway, an online connection and young self-published author, recently contacted me to be the first Author Origins interview for his new blog, EverydayAuthor.com. I appreciated the invite, but I love the concept for the blog. I believe it will share the kind of information and encouragement I wish I would have had almost two years ago […]