It’s a jungle out there – watch out for the vanity presses #wwwblogs #amwriting #selfpublishing

I had a phone call the other day from an elderly gentleman who was trying to find an agent. I explained the process to him and then he said that he’d already published a book, but he still couldn’t get an agent. Digging deeper, it seemed that he was under the impression that if he […]

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Write when you can

“You must write every single day of your life…” – Ray Bradbury

“Write every day.” – bloggers all over the Internet

This statement drives me crazy. It makes the Top 5 on almost every list of advice for writers, and it’s unrealistic. It’s generally delivered with no context, and I think it can actually become discouraging to new authors if it isn’t qualified a bit.

Given that, I want to dole out some slightly different advice.

“Write whenever you can.”

Writing every day is an admirable goal, and it’s a wonderful brass ring to reach for. It ensures you stay focused and make time in your schedule to chip away at that essay or novel. However, I think some who might take it as a mandate could get down on themselves if they miss a day or two. If you’re anything like me, your daily life does everything it can to PREVENT you from having free time to sit and write.

Advice on writing when you can fit it into your schedule.

via Writing Tip: Write When You Can — Suburban Syntax

3 Tips on Writing Bestselling Books

Here are a few book marketing and book writing tips from great writers. This is how you write and market great books! Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. — E. B White, novelist This is how you write great books. You start with wonder. You continue through wonder. And you […]

via Book Marketing Tips: 3 Tips on Writing Bestselling Books — How To Ebook

36 Killer Writing Tips from Stephen King

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M. Founder & Owner of: A Not So Jaded Life Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living and Writing Writer 1. “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life […]

via 36 Killer Writing Tips from Stephen King (4 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

JourStarr Authors on Display at LA Times Festival of Books


We are very pleased to announce Othello Greene: The Story Begins will be featured at the SPAWN booth during the LA Times festival of books. Free JourStarr bookmarks will also be available at the booth

About the Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Since then, the festival has grown into a vibrant celebration of all of the arts, and of our dynamic, innovative and unique metropolis.



Each year, over 150,000 people come to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to our city.Visit the Festival of Books website for more details

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