The importance of beta readers

The importance of beta readers

Sometimes you’ve got an awesome idea. More than likely, you’ll have a good idea that needs a bit of work. I didn’t start using beta readers for my books until my second novel, and boy am I glad I did. The truth is no author is an island. No matter...
The Batman is more noir, less superhero

The Batman is more noir, less superhero

It’s brooding. It’s moody. It’s heavily-stylized. No, it’s not Twilight. It’s actually a good movieā€”it’s The Batman. It’s been two years since Bruce Wayne donned the mask and cape, and Gotham has only gotten worse....
The ingredients to Wordle’s success

The ingredients to Wordle’s success

Crossword? No. Word search? Try again. The hottest word game of 2022 is Wordle. And rightly so. In late January, Wordle was purchased by the New York Times from its creator, Josh Wardle, for a low 7-figure deal. Rumor has it that homeboy just wanted to make a fun word...
A hate letter to traditional publishing

A hate letter to traditional publishing

Okay, okay, the title is a little harsh. And clickbaity. I apologize for that. And this isn’t even written as a letter, either. So I apologize for that, too. The truth is, I don’t hate traditional publishing. I think it’s just fine, albeit fraught...