Category: Creating the Bestseller

What Book Are You Afraid To Write?

What Book Are You Afraid To Write?

They say everyone has a book in them: I reckon it goes further than that. I believe we also have a book in us that we’re afraid to write. What’s yours, and what the hell has this got to do with my girl crushes?

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Can Books Compete With Smartphones? Yes, But Only If They’re Smarter

Can Books Can Compete With Smartphones? Yes, But Only If They're Smarter

It’s my 5th blogiversary, and the sun is shining, so it was hard to find something to complain about – but I did it. Lookit, I’m dedicated. However, not only did I identify a problem, I’m also proposing a SOLUTION. I know. I can’t believe it either.

The Most Effective 5-Minute Workout In The World (Which EVEN YOU Can Do, Fatty!)

The Most Effective 5-Minute Workout In The World (Which EVEN YOU Can Do, Fatty!)

In the latest of my thoroughly successful series to become a top money-earning blogger, I have turned myself into an inspirational Fitness Expert. Let my real diet be no reason to be sceptical of my frankly dubious claims! Let my true exercise routine be no reason not to buy the stuff I say you should buy! And let my actual body shape be no barrier to your willingness to follow my inexpert advice!

Let’s NOT Call It Up-Lit: Your Fiction Prescription in a World Gone Bonkers

Let's NOT Call It Up-Lit: Your Fiction Prescription For A World Gone Bonkers

If you want to determine the state of humanity, just look at popular fiction, because we’re reading the opposite of what we’re living. Right now the people demand uplifting tales of generosity, kindness, and collaborative triumph over adversity. With that in mind, I’m predicting what we’ll be reading next, linked to whichever fresh disaster befalls the world this week. You’re welcome.

5 Bloomin’ Rules for Spring-Cleaning Your Overwintered Manuscript

5 Blooming Rules for Spring-Cleaning Your Overwintered Manuscript

On what felt like the first and long-awaited spring day of the year, I think about how the things we do in this season could also be applied to fiction that’s been in hibernation for any period of time.
(And if anyone dares to make a comment about how writing a blog post about something instead of actually doing it is the ultimate procrastination, I will sic Tark and Mara on you.)