Category: Guest Blog

Book trailers by Dennis Scheel.

The vast world of advertising can be intimidating to an independent author. When you self-publish your book, you’ll need to find a way to tackle the challenge of advertising. Book tours and author interviews can get your name and book titles out there by telling sources… Continue Reading “Book trailers by Dennis Scheel.”

Writing Process (Generalized Version) By Nathan Nish

I’m always thinking of story ideas. Sometimes they start “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” or during some bout of existential angst alongside general feelings mixing somewhere between ennui and anomie. In any case, they have to pass what is here referred to as “The… Continue Reading “Writing Process (Generalized Version) By Nathan Nish”

Let’s Ask Billy Johnson

You ask, “Billy Johnson, whatever possessed an old guy like you to write THE CASSEROLE LADIES?” Reasonable question. I mean after all it’s about five unmarried older Southern women looking for postmortem romance. That topic doesn’t even come close to appealing to the coveted… Continue Reading “Let’s Ask Billy Johnson”

Our Absurd Ability to Believe Fictional Stories and What That Means for Our Lives by Grow the Concept’s Founder

Our Absurd Ability to Believe Fictional Stories and What That Means for Our Lives We can believe a made-up story. A story about a spider-man, a wizard school where kids fly on broomsticks or even a team of ghostbusters.We can feel the emotions evoked… Continue Reading “Our Absurd Ability to Believe Fictional Stories and What That Means for Our Lives by Grow the Concept’s Founder”

A Little Conversation from Jennifer L. Rowlands

A common question I’ve heard of authors is “What is your writing process?” I’ve answered this question myself, though I questioned it. I mean, what is a writing process? Does the asker just want to know how I find a quiet place where I… Continue Reading “A Little Conversation from Jennifer L. Rowlands”

An Interview With Sherry Quan Lee

 What’s your favorite thing you have written? I think favorite could be interpreted in various ways. I co-wrote a performance piece, Black White Chinese Women Got the Beat, with a woman twenty years younger than me. The significance of that writing was the similarities… Continue Reading “An Interview With Sherry Quan Lee”

A Playlist for the Plot of Shockadelica by Jon O’Berg

A Playlist for the Plot of Shockadelica by Jon O’Berg My novel Shockadelica is intimately tied to music. The title comes from a Prince song. One of the characters is a musician, whose album is actually available. A traditional Irish tune plays a key… Continue Reading “A Playlist for the Plot of Shockadelica by Jon O’Berg”

Where have all the serials gone? Michael Santino

Where have all the serials gone? by Michael Santino My journey as an author began around Christmas of 2020. It’s still a part-time job for me, and one of the perks of my day job is that we shut down between Christmas Eve and… Continue Reading “Where have all the serials gone? Michael Santino”

The Price of Publication and Self-Publication in the Literary World by Ren Powell

The Price of Publication and Self-Publication in the Literary World There is a term “pay for play” that is used about political donations and political appointments, for stand-up comics paying for stage time, and even for artists who pay for exhibition space. I have… Continue Reading “The Price of Publication and Self-Publication in the Literary World by Ren Powell”