Why I don’t Use a Pen Name

There are several legitimate reasons to use a pen name. Let me say upfront, I am not criticizing the reasons other writers choose to use a pen name. You probably know the reasons, there are many. The two biggest ones are to protect a writer’s family and freedom or embarrassment. I hear things that goContinue reading “Why I don’t Use a Pen Name”

I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is

Every best selling or successful author you can think of started out just like us. Just a person in front of a blank page with an idea and a desire to tell a story. I am so sorry to tell you this but you are not special. I know all the amazing affirmations on socialContinue reading “I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is”

Live Out Your Cause

What is your mission in life? What sort of mark do you want to leave on this planet after you leave it? Photo by NASA on Unsplash Every human needs a reason to live. I am going to talk about writers in this piece, because, well I am one. However, what I propose is for everyone.Continue reading “Live Out Your Cause”

The Harsh Truth of an Indie Author

You will not sell books… or you might sell books. Just not in the quantities you dream of selling. A couple dozen one month and maybe three the next, or zero the next. You will not become the best selling author your first year…or your second year…or your third year. Your family and sometimes noseyContinue reading “The Harsh Truth of an Indie Author”

Excuse me, your Faith is Showing

The struggle is real. Peter was told by Jesus he would deny his Lord not once but three times. He was terrified that people would turn against him if he admitted he knew this Jesus. He was afraid of death. Peter’s denial was based on fear and weakness, the weakness born of human frailty. IContinue reading “Excuse me, your Faith is Showing”