Should You Take a Social Media Break?

It’s Day 1 of my social media personal accounts detox. I made the decision yesterday. Yes, social media is my day job. Yes, I’ve coached authors on how to improve their social media presence (for business). No, the irony is not lost on me. And no, I’m not just going to cheat and ‘check in’ …

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Lessons from “Authors Anonymous”

If you haven't heard of this film, it came out earlier this year and essentially, it's in a mockumentary style chronicling the members of a writer's group in Los Angeles, California. Anyone who’s been in a writer’s group has met some version of all of the "types" the characters represent--the retired guy who thinks he's …

Why Chuck Wendig is Awesome (But You Already Know That) ;-)

I've recently been singing the (well-deserved) praises of Chuck Wendig's how-to book for writers, entitled The Kick-Ass Writer, which, after reading it, has now become the quintessential book on writing for writers that I will talk up and recommend. Considering the relevance of such issues as self-published writers, hybrid authors (of which Wendig himself is …