BAM! Rough start goes to “I love this I love this” and surprising myself!

First, a bit of grousing about numbers accounting on the damn scene. Two days in a row, now, I have accidentally with one keyboard command deleted a big section of not just my words for the day, but the rest of the words in the chapter.  It’s an easy fix. You just paste it back.… Continue reading BAM! Rough start goes to “I love this I love this” and surprising myself!

HowToThinkSideways.com Site Move: LAST Chance to Correct Your Account

The move over at HowToThinkSideways.com is starting We’re starting to move member accounts onto the live new software, new domain, and new classrooms this week. In order to receive your new temporary password, you MUST have a working email address in your current account. Here are the steps to make sure you’ll be able to… Continue reading HowToThinkSideways.com Site Move: LAST Chance to Correct Your Account

The Adventure Of Creation: Think Sideways Writers Anthology, Is Live #readers

I am delighted to announce that The Adventure of Creation: Think Sideways Writers Anthology is live on Amazon. I was delighted by the quality of the stories: by their breadth, variety, voices, and skill. I enjoyed every single one. And I highly recommend this anthology to folks who like my work. I’m not in it (except… Continue reading The Adventure Of Creation: Think Sideways Writers Anthology, Is Live #readers

Apple Made Its Decision. My Turn.

Apple rejected How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or Create) Your Story’s Market. Not because of links to Amazon this time. Because of content. Lesson 6 includes my “Amazon River” technique, in which I show students how I use a couple of useful bits of Amazon’s website software and the Amazon database… Continue reading Apple Made Its Decision. My Turn.

This is the price for a Short Courses Community membership.

I’ll offer two ways to pay: PAYMENT PLAN PRICE: The price for a SHORT COURSES Membership is going to be $5 a month for six months. After the final payment, the student becomes a lifetime member at the SHORT COURSES level. At any point during the six months in which payments are being made, the… Continue reading This is the price for a Short Courses Community membership.

How much should I charge for Writers’ Community Membership?

I’m FINALLY almost ready to open the Boot Camps Students of my smaller courses have been asking me for a long time if there was any way they could join my writers’ community. It’s taken me something like two years to figure out a way to do it, and Margaret and I have tested and… Continue reading How much should I charge for Writers’ Community Membership?

What Would You Recommend About Joining the Writers’ Boot Camp Community?

Since my last birthday, when I decided I was going back to writing full time, Margaret and I have been working on a way for folks who haven’t taken How to Think Sideways, How to Revise Your Novel, or How to Write A Series to join my private writers’ community. Professional Plot Outline is coming… Continue reading What Would You Recommend About Joining the Writers’ Boot Camp Community?

The Apple iBooks Author Issue: Small things, and large principles

The short version: I have removed my books from sale on iBookstore because Apple has included a clause in software I don’t use and wouldn’t have used anyway a clause claiming the right to refuse publication on its platform of works created with this software (which is fine and I applaud their right) and further… Continue reading The Apple iBooks Author Issue: Small things, and large principles

HTTS Students: Writers’ Self-Promotion Lesson now LIVE

Lesson 13A is now live on your student page (if you are already to Lesson 13 or higher). Look for it in the lesson links at the top of your student page, right next to 13.  It will be either 13A or Thirteen-A, depending on the class you’re taking. This is an enormous lesson which… Continue reading HTTS Students: Writers’ Self-Promotion Lesson now LIVE

A pic from my office: My path-to-freedom workboard

If you’ve taken any of my courses (or read some of my more detail-oriented posts, you’ll recognize me as big on goal-setting, getting a plan in place, and making sure it’s where you can see it. So the day before yesterday, I erased all the short-term stuff off my office workboard, and put up my… Continue reading A pic from my office: My path-to-freedom workboard