Review: Fool Proof Dictation

On the heels of Chris Downing’s fantastic book the Fool Proof Outline comes his latest kick-butt book, Fool Proof Dictation. I’ve read other books about dictating with Dragon Naturally Speaking but Chris’s system takes it all to another level. It’s like reading something I would have written had I taken the time to do the […]

Book Review: Stay Another Night by P.S. Meronek

Stay Another Night is the first novel I’ve read by P.S. Meroneck, and I’m glad I did. Meroneck is an accomplished craftsman crafting memorable characters and building lavish scenes and settings that throw you right in the middle of all the action. As the suspense builds, romance, raw sexual energy, and an ever present undercurrent of danger spill […]

Book Review: Let’s Get Visible

Getting right to the point, if you’re an author with books that are not selling as well, then David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Visible will help you sell more books. The strategies you’ll learn will return your investment in this book dozens of times over. All you need is to read them, learn them and put […]

Book Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Stephen King is mostly noted for being the “King of Horror” and the “Master of Macabre”, but what Mr. King really is, is a Master Story Teller. There are few living authors who create more memorable characters and build believable worlds and scenes than Stephen King does. 11/22/63 is no different. This is one of […]

Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2012

How are you preparing for NaNoWriMo 2012? Are you making notes, creating an outline, sketching out ideas? NaNoWriMo is about having fun writing among a community of other writer’s. For some of us the fun also includes a serious opportunity to realize the dream of being a published author. For those who take their fun […]

Book Review: Let’s Write a Short Story! by Joe Bunting

Let’s Write a Short Story! is a direct and to the point guide to writing compelling short stories for publication. In the book Joe coaches, motivates and challenges you to not only write a short story, but submit it for publication to literary journals and magazines. At once Joe describes the hard, honest reality of […]


A little more than a month ago I did a book review of Jeff Goins book, You Are A Writer [So Start Acting Like One] At the end of the review, I declared that You Are A Writer. What I failed to do is declare myself one. I’ve been writing blogs since 2000, and I’ve […]

Book Review: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

If you want to break away from the hassles of cubicle nation, starting your day to the shrill sound of an alarm clock, commuting in traffic, having others control your time and dictating what your income will be, then The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create […]

Book Review: You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins

Years ago when I was a stockbroker, a funds salesman gave a presentation called, “You Are the Product”. It basically stated that as important as the investment instrument we were selling was, ultimately we were building a long-lasting, trusting relationship with our clients. This is what You Are a Writer is about. You Are a […]

Book Review: A Storm Hits Valparaiso by David Gaughran

A Storm Hits Valparaiso is a sweeping historical fiction which captivates and entertains in an epic story of love & hate, brotherhood, power and revenge – told from the points of view of a variety of characters. David Gaughran has created fully dimensional and believable characters with distinct personalities and traits one would expect in […]