New “Are You Actually” Book!

When I said I would publish books faster, I was not kidding. Behold, the newest of my continuous stream of creations: Are You Actually Going to Improve as A Writer or Just Fade into Obscurity?

This one is exclusively writing advice. Stuff like plot, characters, and how to world build without expositioning all over the place for the first few chapters.

It was also, by far, the hardest of the Actually Author series to write. Though the next one in the series is also proving to be a difficult one to handle. It’s about Amazon Advertising, and what stuff I’ve found to be effective after testing for the past year or so.

I may take more than a month on that one.

Anyway, here’s the cover of the current book: Continue reading

What’s My Genre?

I don’t know what type of writer I am.

When I tell people I’m an author, you might guess what they assume. Science fiction. Always, always science fiction.

I guess I give off that vibe.

But it’s not what I always feel like writing. I quite enjoy technology and speculating about the future, but it’s not the genre that fills my head. Continue reading

Writer, Me

I’m a writer, and I somehow forget that a lot. Not in my day-to-day actions, because obviously I write a lot all the time. I’m doing it right now.

But I forget that I’m a professional writer. That it’s my job. That it’s how I make money and have been doing so for a long while now.

I forget that, among the people I know, I am the writer. That’s what people know me as in my town. It’s a label, a positive one, that just is there all the time when people talk to me. Continue reading

Tired Rambling

So, I have written hundreds of blog posts now, on so many topics. I have covered personal things, and funny things, and political things—sometimes it’s been a little random, honestly.

But today, as I type this out, I am not sure what I want to talk about in this post. I’m sure I could write about a bunch of things. I’ve been rather busy; no shortage of updates regarding my life. Continue reading

Sorry, Everyone

Hey everyone, sorry about how the articles have been lately. I’ve been posting a lot of poems and not a lot of big stuff—and I feel bad about that.

But the reason is really cool, so bear with me as I make my excuses.

I’ve been busy doing my author stuff. I’ve been learning to advertise and market—and seeing some profit from it. Continue reading