The Dirge of Distraction

The Dirge of Distraction

I try to be a helpful guy, sharing with others the things I have learned the hard way, so they do not have to experience the same pain I have. I hope it frees them to make mistakes of their own. But there are times when being helpful becomes a huge distraction, and I...
The World of Plenty

The World of Plenty

What Traditional Publishing Taught Us about Abundance vs. Scarcity At 14, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I decided this rather publically. At the time, I was confused about what that meant. Hell, we all were. You not only had to be good to break into the business,...
The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

There are religious people who will argue otherwise, but I would argue that the greatest story ever told simply has not been told yet. In fact, you may be the one to write it. There is only one way we will ever find out. We need to keep writing. Write every day. I...
The “Easy “ Life

The “Easy “ Life

There are times when I understand why authors used to, years ago, simply retreat from the world to do what they loved most: write. The publicity, the marketing, even the personal appearances went away once they reached a certain level of success. I’m on a different...

The Debate is the Distraction

In one of my seminars, I make the blanket statement that publishing is not changing. It has already changed. The new paradigm is still working itself out in many ways, so in that sense, many things are still changing. But many more have already, and will never go back...