8 Reasons to Make Your Hero Less Perfect

8 Reasons to Make Your Hero Less Perfect

After reading tons of comic books, novels, and short stories, there is one thing you should understand: the perfect hero is never perfect. The human psychology is a peculiar thing: we are drawn to negativity. We understand people who are flawed, but we don’t relate to...
SPA 63: Compromise!

SPA 63: Compromise!

Today the dudes chat about “compromise,” or how to spend less to get a “minimum viable product,” or MVP. They talk a lot about cover design, and how to make a book cover that works well enough to at least get some attention....
SPA 62: Live from the NETWO Conference!

SPA 62: Live from the NETWO Conference!

Today is a special day – the guys are live at the North East Texas Writer’s Organization conference, doing a live podcast. That’s right – they’ve got a table set up in the front of the meeting hall, and they discuss some of the reasons...
SPA 61: Short Stories and How to Use Them

SPA 61: Short Stories and How to Use Them

The guys discuss the deceptively difficult genre for writers: the elusive short story. From Arthur C. Clarke to Philip K. Dick, and a few other notable short story penners in-between, they discuss how they’re using them to build their platforms, how to approach...
The Best Writing and Book Marketing Plan on the Internet

The Best Writing and Book Marketing Plan on the Internet

That title is not an exaggeration. This is literally the best, most concise, short-yet-completely-sweet marketing plan for books I’ve ever read. Best of all, it was written by a guy who, according to my KDSpy software, is making over six figures a month.  Those...