Book Biz Rules and Riddles 004

DON’T PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE There’s something my father taught me when I was a teenager: “Never pay for the privilege of working for someone.” What I’ve added these words of warning is, “Go to shields-full anytime someone tells you it’s ‘good exposure.’” Whenever I hear that phrase, I think of a quote from the … Read more…

Book Biz Rules and Riddles 003

BRANDING AND COLLATERAL On the day you decide to make a career out of your writing, there are some things you need to consider as you work towards getting your name and face out in the real world. The first is that all writers are entrepreneurs—business owners—and you need to behave as such. In some … Read more…

The More Things Change…

2017 is just around the corner, and I’ve confirmed my first show for next year. It looks like I’ll be making an appearance at my favorite convention of the year in February—namely, PensaCon! The show runs from February 17th through the 19th, and it looks like I’ll see you there. Having said that, I wanted … Read more…

I’ve got room on my bandwagon…

Many of you have been along for the ride as I blistered my feet upon the ragged road that is a writing career. For that alone I want to offer my thanks. This year, however, I’m upping the ante a bit. WordFire Press is launching the new Chemical Burn at Denver Comic Con this year. The first … Read more…

A Fact of Life and Business

Once upon a time there was a plumber named Bob and a home-builder named Tom. On a bright, sunny day, Tom asked Bob to tile a bathroom for a home. Tom intended to sell this home to either investors or other homebuilders. The two men agreed upon an estimated price for the work, and with … Read more…

My Denver Comic Con Schedule

Apparently, they’ll let just about anyone into Denver Comic Con. I’ll be at the premiere comic convention here in Colorado on all three days, throwing in my own two cents’ worth on a variety of topics. I’ll be in great company, and I’m grateful to have this fantastic opportunity to share my thoughts on everything … Read more…

Wasabi Animeland 2014

It was Groucho Marx who said “I’d never be a member of an organization that would have me as a member.” In this case, I’m gratified that I get to be a panelist at Animeland’s Wasabi convention… or it is Wasabi’s Animeland convention… I can never tell. Regardless, I’ll be there for the duration, so … Read more…

Networking… Fictorians Style

I’ve been sorely lacking in keeping up with my own blog. What can I say, it’s been a busy… well… my girlfriend would say eternity, but it’s been a busy couple of months. And the last few weeks have been hell, but in a good way.  Lots of projects completed. I’ll be listing a number … Read more…

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