Introductions - Welcome to the Art of the Craft Blog!
Welcome to the Art of the Craft Blog!
I'm starting up this blog with the intention of releasing weekly updates about writing for people interested in learning how to take their career to the next level. I have a series of books coming out next year about the craft as well, and hopefully, I can help newcomers avoid the mistakes I've made throughout my career.
I've published many books in the last several years in a lot of different genres, styles, and formats, including:
- Literary Fiction
- Science Fiction
- Urban Fiction
- Technological Thrillers
- Contemporary Fiction
In the formats:
- Audio Book
I've published ten different fiction novels and reached bestseller lists in multiple categories, and I've sold thousands and thousands of books. I like to release new books every few months in different genres and series to keep things interesting, and I've tried just about every different promotional option available for Indie Authors, from free to costing thousands of dollars.
My goal with this blog is to take my experiences with things I've done well and mistakes I've made to help people in their careers. newcomers to the craft will find resources and tools to help them get started, and veterans will gain insight that can help them take the next step in their careers.
Why use a new pen-name?
I wanted to avoid crossover issues between the non-fiction and how-to books I plan to release and the fiction I already sell. If people accidentally buy something they aren't expecting, it might lead to a bad reader experience, and that's something I try very hard to avoid. I already put a lot of fictional genres under one umbrella, and I don't want to make it more confusing down the line.
So, I'm glad you found me and I'm hoping you enjoy the journey and get value out of the services I'm planning to offer. Eventually, I plan to offer courses and products to help people, but in the short term, I'm going to work on releasing weekly blog posts about Self-Publishing, monthly blog posts about Software Development, and things like author interviews or book recommendations occasionally for things I find useful or entertaining.
Some of the self-publishing series I plan to release:
- Promotional Methods (where I discuss ways to promote your books)
- Versus (where I compare two services against one another)
- Giveaway program reviews
- Podcast Reviews
- Indie tools
- Newsletter Reviews
- And much, much more!
I hope you enjoy the content I provide! Feel free to signup for my newsletter if you're interested in receiving some extra exclusive content, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything.
Also, as a side note, everything here is my personal experience. I don't want to masquerade as an authority figure on all issues, and my goal is to help people develop their careers.