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My Writing Journey. My Future Plans.

Two of my book notebooks (CARRY ME HOME and JUST ONCE MORE.) So here I am, one week after release of NO KIND OF HERO, my twenty-third book, at loose ends. A little surreal, considering that I started this journey on a whim five years ago, and almost accidentally found a passion and a vocation. As always after finishing a…

Get Off the Churn Train! Writing Books That Stick

Note: what follows is NOT an assertion that good books can’t be written fast. It's about finding YOUR personal sweet spot where you do your best, most memorable work. I've read a lot of posts recently about the increase in "churn" with ebooks, particularly on Amazon. Conventional wisdom says that in order to have success selling on Amazon, particularly in…

How to Be Hooky

Hookiness. It's what a good book is all about, really. When I look at the books I really enjoy, that I burn through, they're (a) pulling me in and (b) pulling me on. But how do you do that? How do you grab a reader? How do you KEEP the reader? How do you entertain a reader enough that she…

I'm on NZ TV--with Piri Weepu!

Well, not WITH him, exactly. Let's say that he's involved.When I got an email from Dan Parker from "Story," New Zealand TV3's current affairs show, it arrived in typical Kiwi fashion. No official masthead, just, "Hi, I'm a reporter for TV3, call me if you'd be interested in an interview." If I'd been in the States, I'd have thought it…

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