RE: If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

You've probably heard about this article over at Huffington Post or maybe you've read it already. It's creating quite the buzz. Essentially the writer of the article, an author herself,  feels that because J.K Rowling is such a huge success and if she truly loves writing, she should retire so other writers can take a … Continue reading RE: If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

A Thought On Literacy

Russell Blake is a prolific bestselling author of twenty-five books including the novels JET, JET II – Betrayal, JET III – Vengeance, JET IV – Reckoning, JET V – Legacy, JET VI – Justice, Upon A Pale Horse, BLACK, BLACK Is Back, and BLACK Is The New Black, and I regularly visit his blog to learn … Continue reading A Thought On Literacy

IndieReCon – Free Online Conference Starts Next Week

I missed this one last year. It won’t happen this year. Quite a few well-known authors will be attending the conference. Prepare yourself for discussions about the craft itself as well as the business of writing. The latter is becoming super important. I’m especially looking forward to hearing more about writing serials and writing fast (I think they go hand in hand), and Barry Eisler’s and Joe Konrath’s take on how to stand out in the pile.

I’m Looking forward to meeting other writers and share talks about this great thing we love to do and I hope to see you guys there.


David Gaughran

IRCpromobadge1 There’s a free, online self-publishing conference taking place next week.

It’s the second year of IndieReCon, and they have an action-packed schedule filled with all sorts of great stuff – a mixture of posts, vlogs, webinars, as well as the opportunity to drill deeper into the various topics with a series of online and Twitter chats.

The fun kicks off next Tuesday, Feb 25 at 10:00 (EST) and runs until Thursday, Feb 27 at 22:00 (EST).

I have all the details below from one of the co-founders, SR (Shelli) Johannes, which I’m happy to share. Be sure to drop in, there’s some cool stuff planned, and it’s all FREE (make sure to register to gain access).

Here’s Shelli with more:

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In one week, IndieReCon will return to the web and we’d love to have you join us!

Last year with over 10,000 visitors, IndieReCon was awesome with…

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Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

With Hugh Howey's launch of and the loud bang that followed, I failed to notice this bit of news: James Patterson and Clive Cussler have formed some kind of merger. The deal will include all rights--film, electronic, and audio. Publishing circles were apparently abuzz with the news (and again, I can't believe I missed … Continue reading Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

Cover Reveal: The Morrigan

As promised, here is the final cover for the second book in the Guardians of the Seals series, and it won’t be called The Worthless One, as previously indicated. Nope. As the story evolved so did the players and as they evolved so did my research, and what I discovered blew my mind away. But that is … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Morrigan

In Which I Humbly Stand Before You, Hat in Hand…

My first entry for 2014 and it's long overdue. I've been so inundated with daddy chores I scarcely had time to complete the editing on the second book. It continues to float in purgatory while being ravaged endlessly by revisions. But there's news. A splinter of light is piercing the dark of the tunnel. Being … Continue reading In Which I Humbly Stand Before You, Hat in Hand…