Writing a book is a fun experience. However, people sometimes forget the amount of work that goes into it. You have some characters, a story line and how to get from point A to point B. However, that’s not enough as you need to fill the story in with details and facts. This is where […]
I don’t care if you’re writing a book, a blog or an email, writers block is real and it’s something that everyone goes through. I think writers block is worse now because we have so many distractions in our lives. Every time I try to sit down and write it seems like I have a […]
To be clear, if you have an idea for a single book that you are passionate about, then write it. Don’t worry about stretching it out into a series if it doesn’t work. Put your best work out there because that’s the only way you will ever know if you can build up an audience […]
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about the digital age, it’s that it allows us to get information faster than ever. Whether that’s good or bad is up for debate but it certainly has its pros and cons. If you are trying to become a professional writer the good news is that you […]
One of the biggest challenges I faced when I got started as a writer was understanding the advantages that different tools gave me. For example, I wasn’t a big fan of social media but when I saw the way readers were interacting with me, I knew it was a platform I needed to be on. […]
One of the mistakes I made when my first book was published was that I focused too much on the masses. I wanted millions of people to see my work and because I focused on the many, I left myself little time for the few. It seems like a simple mistake but it’s one that […]
Writing your first book? Prepare to make mistakes! It’s going to happen lots of times and the important thing to remember is to not get discouraged. You will be told there’s too many books and not enough readers, that it’s too difficult an industry to get into and other excuses why you shouldn’t get started […]
I was once at a cattle call for extras on the movie “Rush” and I found myself sitting at a table with four other people named Jody…. We all had to get out our IDs before we believed it….. What’s yours?
Come join me tonight at the Put a Cork in it Winery in Bricktown. Walk or boat on the canal, grab a taste or two of wine and get a signed copy of my books. The address is 115 E. California St. Oklahoma City. I’ll be there from 5-8pm. Come on down and say hi!
Watch my blog for intermittent specials on my books. This weekend I’m running a Dark Canvas-Kindle give away for 3 days. Friday the 4th through Sunday the 6th you’ll be able to download Dark Canvas for FREE! Stay tuned to my blog for other specials….you never know when something will pop up!