Writing Resources

Writing is a great joy for me, and a daily challenge. I love everything about it: the smell of paper, the cheers of the crowd, the feeling of soaring on the breeze. Wait, no. That’s not writing, that’s the dream I have where I’m a stork who sniffs books on stage at rock concerts.

When I started writing, I knew what I wanted to express and how I wanted to present it, but not how to get from here to there. I think I managed to figure some of that out. I think if I could go back in time to speak to myself ten years ago, I could fast-track my career by a lot. I can’t do that, but I can share what I know.

I hope folks find these resources interesting, and I hope it helps them along.

How To Make Money Writing Books

I finally figured out how to write fiction books that make money. It took me many long years of research and much hair-pulling. I wrote 10 novels before I could get fiction to outsell my non-fiction travel books. But at last, I got there.

If you want to write books for money, I think I can save you a lot of work and help you avoid the mistakes I made.

Read the guide here.

There’s a lot of information there because there’s a lot to learn. And because the companies we need to write and market books change their rules from time to time, the learning never ends.

If you get confused, you can send me an email, and I’ll try to help.

The Way of the Laugh: How to Write Funny

I started a comedy writing group called The Humortals based around a book and a video learning series. There’s also a subreddit and a discord channel for anyone who wants to post humor work in progress for feedback from the community. If you want to write jokes, sketches, or funny videos, this is where to be.

This is the community out of which sprang our highly-rated audio drama Bad Gladiator.