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Benjamin Wallace Book Fair

Remember when the book fair came to school. It was best way to get money from your folks, because people, especially parents, aren’t allowed to hate books. Well, this is just like that book fair from school except I can promise all of the books have bad words in...

Using My Words – WE’RE BECOMING PIZZA

If we’re not already pizza. When I first got into advertising I worked on a pizza account. You’ve heard of them. Actually, I named the P’zone. It was a joke. They didn’t get it and they ran with it. Sorry, America. Aside from the rare opportunity to work potty humor...

Sound of the Apocalypse

As you probably guessed, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the apocalypse. Not because I’m plotting which building will be my Omega Man fortress in the event the entire population becomes a race of nocturnal mole people (Dallas Federal Reserve...

Using My Words – Change of Plans

One of the best parts about being a writer is that people expect you to be a little weird, quirky and drunk by noon. I had long since planned my next to be novel to the follow-up to Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors. I’ve got an outline and everything. But, whenever I...

Using My Words – Outlining

I wasn’t much of an outliner in school. Any required outlines were made after the paper was written. It felt a lot like “showing your work” in math – something else I wasn’t a big fan of. I never understood why the right answer wasn’t enough for them. Working on...
Using My Words – Swimming

Using My Words – Swimming

What does swimming have to do with writing? I’ve got three kids. Loud ones. I’ve got a wonderful wife. I’ve got a full-time job. I’ve got two dogs. This is all great, but you know what I don’t get a lot of? Quiet. With all this, even when nothing is going on,...
Using My Words – Free Books

Using My Words – Free Books

I’ve paid for advertising on book blogs. I’ve targeted ads on special interest blogs. I’ve paid for Adwords and Facebook ads. I’ve done interviews. I’ve done guest blogs. I even did a post for cnngo.com. I recorded a character interview. I have two blogs. I have over...

Using My Words – Reviews II

Before the whole paid reviews thing popped in the NYT a few weeks ago I fully intended to write a post about reviews that was geared more to how I cope with them. Reviews are great. I love em when they are good. I try to learn from them when they are poor. I knew...