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Writing Wednesday Inspo: Taking Risks

For some reason, the idea of creative risk-taking keeps coming to mind today. I usually think about it when I hear Bohemian Rhapsody and remember what Queen’s agent said to the band (in the movie) when they wanted to record it as a single: “Opera? Six minutes long? No radio station will ever play it.” […]

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(Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors

One of the great joys of speaking at a writer’s conference is meeting new authors. Many are starting their writing career, and they’re often seeking advice. While I’m certainly no expert, I seem to have a firsthand grasp of the pitfalls. From my experience, this is my advice. On How To Start: If you haven’t […]

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Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!

Even as I type out that headline, I can’t believe it. My modest self-published thriller—who would’ve thunk it? The thing that caused years of frustration and disappointment is now responsible for  unexpected squeals and ripples of joy. To mark this occasion, I recently sat down to answer some of my most frequently asked reader questions. […]

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I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional […]

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Do You Know What This Means: Die Erinnerungsbox

If you know what Die Erinnerungsbox means, then I’ve got some exciting news! If you don’t, I still have exciting news! The German translation rights for The Memory Box have just been bought! Isn’t that fabelhaft! It will be published by Edition M and released in Fall 2018. I’m so aufgeregt! I know some of […]

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Bookbaby’s Inaugural Independent Authors Conference is in the Books

  What a weekend! Bookbaby’s inaugural Indie Authors Conference, which took place in Philadelphia this past weekend, was a big success. On Saturday, I spoke to the attendees about how to give their books the best chance for success by releasing the strongest book they could,  maximizing all their opportunities, and to be ready to launch […]

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Art Vitamin: Your Recommended Daily Dose of Art

  Hi friends! Welcome to the introduction of Art Vitamin: your recommended daily dose of art. If you’re an artist you know your art needs to be nourished. We thrive on inspiration, whenever, wherever we can get it. So pop this daily Art Vitamin and soak it up! If you’re not an artist, you know how […]

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The Writer’s Life

  “You do not need to leave your room, remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz […]

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