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How Do We Know Our Priorities Are Right?


Do you have a set of priorities in your personal life? Oh, maybe something like: Family > Work > Play… Do you set priorities in your mind for what the government needs to do? How about your priorities for what your customers need? How do you decide you have the right priorities? Is it basically a hit-or-miss, experiential kind of ... Read More »

Selling your book bit by bit

A Bitcoin

With ebook sales on the rise and considering the number of ebook readers, tablets, and smartphones that provide readers access to your book why is it that your book isn’t providing you steady income?  Their are tons of reasons why people choose to buy or pass over any given book.  One reason is that we live in a “review driven” ... Read More »

Publishing Progress – The Highs and the Lows…


Writers, almost all of them, want to be published. Not so many years ago, the only way to be published that let the multitudes receive your work was to find an agent and have them present your work to editors who then might decide to work with you toward publishing. There are many stories of writers’ works being published in ... Read More »

Reader, Writer, Publisher ~ Wearing Three Hats Can Be Dangerous

Three hats

Do I really mean that being a reader/writer/publisher is dangerous? Well, when I look at the word history of dangerous, I see that it comes from roots that mean the power of a lord… And, “lord” comes from roots that mean “one who guards the bread”… So, yes, if you’re contemplating using your experience as a reader to power your ... Read More »

Waiting for Karl Rove – Self-Publishing Controversial Titles


By “controversial” I mean, “books I can’t imagine traditional publishers taking a risk on in this dicey economy.” Waiting for Karl Rove is one of those books. It’s irreverent satire, chock full of politically incorrect content, and the “characters” (aside from ourselves) are public figures, mainly in the political arena. Not to mention that it’s kind of a lampoon against ... Read More »

One Book – One Gazillion Reactions…


It’s only a little over three months before I publish my first novel. I’ve known from my other writings that people can vary widely in their response to any given set of words. Even calling my next book a novel has varying reactions. It will top-out at about 45,000 words. Many people will tell you that a “novel” has to ... Read More »

New Writer-centric Video Blog Series


“Inside the Writers Studio” is a video blog series created by R.J. Keller and me. You can find “Inside the Writers Studio” (a PaperRats production) on its YouTube page, be a friend on Facebook, and/or follow on Twitter. Watch the first episode, “Raving Reviews” (or, “How Writers REALLY React to Negative Reviews”): If you would like a book review click ... Read More »