Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing in 2020

One of the hardest decisions many modern writers need to make involves the choice of whether to pursue traditional or independent publishing. This choice, often made very early in the book’s lifecycle, can have profound and lasting impacts on every aspect of the book’s existence. It’s very easy for authors …

The Art of the Novella

The Novella: The Rise of a Shorter Form Look. We’re all busy. We might only get a half hour on rainy weekends to read. Maybe we read for five minutes before konking out in our cozy beds during the long, cold winter. If you’re like me, you need to dedicate …

One Week a Full Time Writer

This should feel STRANGER. I’ve been a full time writer a week now. My paperwork went through Monday, and now it’s Sunday. One week. This should feel strange, right? It shouldn’t just feel like a big fantastic staycation? Truth is, I wasn’t really GOING to work, anyway. With the quarantine, …

A Break from Social Media

Yeah. I know we’re supposed to be socially distancing in our real, physical lives. I’m DOING that. I haven’t left the house for anything but grocery shopping and hiking in the woods for two weeks. I’m growing a quarantine beard and it itches SO MUCH. But I’m taking a break …

Grandfather Anonymous

This is a story about a grandfather being awesome, AS THEY OFTEN ARE. My own grandfather was immune to pain, an inventor, and the guy who taught me how to mix a manhattan (the key ingredient is “lots of booze.”)

Anthony W. Eichenlaub Awards Eligibility Post for 2019

As 2019 rolls to a close, it’s time to look back at the words published out into that great big world.

Honor in an Age of Metal and Men – Preorder

We’re finally in the last stages of entry before Honor in an Age of Metal and Men, the final of the Metal and Men series, sees the light of day December 5th.