How to Handle Negative Book Reviews

How to Handle Negative Book Reviews

How to Handle Negative Book Reviews Are They Constructive or Destructive? The dreaded subject of how to handle reviews. I’m asked this all the time and the best way for me to give advice is to share my own struggle! As always, these posts are real and from my gut. I won’t make them politically correct and I’ll always tell it like it is.   True Story It was January 2011 when I released my debut novel, IOU, which has since been retitled, Carlo. Like many new authors, I was absolutely…

How To Get Started With Journaling

How To Get Started With Journaling

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. SeussHow To Get Started With Journaling Journaling is an ancient tradition, dating back many centuries and across many different cultures. At its simplest, journaling is the act of putting your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and experiences to paper. It’s a written record of your true self—one that can be typed out using a keyboard, or written longhand on paper. There are no rules when it comes to journaling. All it takes is a willingness to…

How to Move your Story from Brain to Paper

How to Move your Story from Brain to Paper

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William ShakespeareI want to write a book, but where do I start? I’ve been asked this question a lot! For a new writer or even a beginner, that’s an excellent question. And we’re going to explore how I take an idea and turn it into a novel. Keep in mind, every author has their own way of doing this. Some are plotters, and some are pansters but at the end of the day, the idea is turned…

Just F*&#*&G Write

Just F*&#*&G Write

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. – Ernest Hemingway    So You Think You’re a Writer? “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury I love Ray Bradbury (RIP). He’s a writer who knew what he was talking about. More importantly, he gave some damn great advice to new authors, aspiring writers and published authors. As often…