The Art of Brevity

The Art of Brevity

How mastering the art of brevity can transform your writing from good to great! “Pascal once wrote a long, drawn-out letter to a friend, then apologized in the postscript that he didn’t have time to write a short one. Like Pascal, screenwriters learn that economy is...
3 Things Working for Authors in 2020

3 Things Working for Authors in 2020

3 Things Working for Authors in 2020 That Will Help YOU Reach Your Writing Goals Faster! Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance. Susan...
Advice for 2020: Walk the Walk

Advice for 2020: Walk the Walk

My advice for 2020 for authors and others in the business of attracting attention, is to walk the walk. “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency and integrity.” Janet Louise Stevenson If you are in the business of selling anything...
First Lessons I Learned About Publishing a Book

First Lessons I Learned About Publishing a Book

The first (and most important) lesson I learned about publishing a book is – “the buck stops here.” I’ve been helping authors write books and then guiding them through the often thorny jungle of publishing and self-publishing, since 2001. The first and most important...
3 Lessons for Authors From Cartoons

3 Lessons for Authors From Cartoons

3 lessons for authors from cartoons to use in your writing. “We didn’t make pictures for children, we didn’t make pictures for adults. We made them for ourselves.” Mel Blanc One of the best parts of being a kid came on Saturday mornings, waking up and...
A Blueprint for Fiction Books

A Blueprint for Fiction Books

Presenting a blueprint for fiction books that adapts my popular book blueprint. How do you strike a balance between free-styling improvisation and rigorous book development?  By asking and answering the right questions – ones that will lay a stable foundation of...

 

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