On Writing: Why Mastery Should Matter to Authors

Mastery is a concept that many believe is subjective, especially when it comes to writing (novels in particular). There’s an insidious belief that what constitutes good or bad is a matter of popular opinion. Quality isn’t something we can measure.

Write FAST & Furious! Outrunning “Spock Brain”

Fast drafting is when we sit down and write a book within a given amount of time. It can be as short as two weeks and I don’t recommend longer than six.

Boutique Books: The Fall of the Mega-Author Titans

Boutique is BIG. Writers can curate content for a highly specific audience. Take any slice of society and an author can build a niche around that.

Weakness: Blood in the Water & Narcissist Sharks

Particularly nefarious narcissists know trauma is a game-changer for them. Predators sense weakness, meaning no one is immune from being a target.

Gaslighting: Narcissists & Tampering with Reality

Gaslighting is also referred to as ambient abuse, and is a form of intimidation/psychological abuse that makes a victim doubt their sanity.