How to Brainstorm Ideas for Blog Posts

How to Brainstorm Ideas for Blog Posts

I apologize to any non-bloggers out there reading this, if this post seems a little too “inside baseball.” I haven’t talked much about blogging here on BLOODLETTERS, because I generally think blogging about blogging is too self-referential. (Of course, now…

The World Will Try To Stop You

The World Will Try To Stop You

The timing of this has been so coincidental and implausible that I would find it ridiculous if I were reading it in a book. It’s almost funny, really, but somehow I haven’t been laughing about it too much. Less than…

How To Write 80,000 Words In A Weekend

How To Write 80,000 Words In A Weekend

Holy crap. Normally, I don’t pay a lot of attention when other writers talk about their word counts — we all work at different rates, what matters is quality and not quantity, et cetera, et cetera. But I’ll admit that my…

Books in Unusual Places

Books in Unusual Places

I keep hearing that “Print is dead,” that bookstores are doomed, that actual real paper books you can hold in your hand are disappearing — but for all of these doom-and-gloom prognostications, I still see a lot of love for…

Getting More People To Come To My Readings: What’s Working

Last Friday’s reading at Wayward Coffeehouse went really, really well. My fellow author Luna Lindsey did a terrific job — if I hadn’t already know that this was her first time reading in front of an audience, I honestly never would…