Merger stuns world of popular fiction | Lawrence Block

With Hugh Howey's launch of AuthorEarnings.com 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

Hugh Howey on Discoverability

Starting out on this journey I initially burdened myself with the mistaken belief that if I put my all into my writing, write the best story I can, package it with a nice eye-catching cover, the discoverability part would take care of itself. I was so wrong. In a sea of books, how do you … Continue reading Hugh Howey on Discoverability

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Here is another piece from Brain Pickings on the difference between good writing and talented writing that I want to discuss. I'm fairly new to having my work read by the public and though I've been writing for many years, I think it would be arrogant of me to start handing out writing advice. There are many … Continue reading Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers

Howey is at it again. He wrote an excellent piece on the future of writers: "I celebrate writing for any of these reasons — I wish more people wrote more often. But what fascinates me as a self-published author are not those who publish a single novel but rather those who approach this as a … Continue reading Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers

My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey

I've been following Hugh for a while now ever since I read the first Wool installment. To say he writes great prose would be an understatement. Hugh is one of those rare writers that can tell an incredibly evocative story in a way that pulls you right into the middle of it, arms flailing--you see, … Continue reading My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey