March 3, 2020

Back in May 2018, my wife and I took a huge leap. We sold everything—house, cars, furniture—bought a motorhome, and took our editorial and ghostwriting business on road.

Being a ghostwriter and running an editorial and publishing consulting business allows us to live a...

February 18, 2020

I’m often asked how I ended up starting a writing business. “What else would I be doing?” is my standard response. “I’ve been writing since childhood.” By the age of ten I began “publishing” what I called “The Funniest Newspaper in America.” Of course it was a limited...

February 4, 2020

Let’s face it, when it comes to writing there can be more rules than we will ever know. There’s rules about grammar, advice on formatting, “how–to” guidance on writing fiction, and the “do’s” and “don’ts” of non–fiction, just to name a few.

The following list is a fun a...

January 21, 2020

Two words together with vast differences in their meaning. Are you a “One Day” person when it comes to writing? Do you dream about writing, picture yourself sitting at your desk feverishly tapping on your laptop while sipping coffee? Do you often share with friends and...

January 7, 2020

So, you want to be a writer. There’s a story burning inside of you and you literally can’t type fast enough. Hours are spent in front of the computer screen behind a closed door. Family, friends, and your significant other are brushed off (in a polite manner, of course...

December 10, 2019

When you hear the word “book,” you likely think about… well… a book. Whether hard cover, or paperback, or even ebook. You think of the last book you read or the current book you’re reading—we hope you’re thinking of the book you want to write.

Have you ever thought of a...

November 26, 2019

This is a question that comes to my inbox on a weekly basis. An enthusiastic author will send over their manuscript and besides asking for an editing quote, they inquire as to whether or not their story is marketable. “Will my story sell? Will an agent or publisher pic...

November 12, 2019

Writers, whether novice or seasoned, need and use an arsenal of material while crafting their words into a novel or book. Today, using any reference is only a click of the mouse away. Most all writing software, Word, Scrivener, and a host of others, all have built-in s...

June 28, 2019

A simple, small, one hundred page leather-bound journal can impact the world. We all have at

least one. Maybe it’s sitting on a bookshelf or tucked away in the little drawer in your nightstand waiting for you and inspiration to connect. Others have it stored away in the...

June 7, 2019

In the late 1990s, I was researching my father’s side of the family. My grandfather’s grandparents on his mother’s side were Augustus and Elvira (Baldwin) Bodwell. The Bodwell family is well documented, tracing back to the late 1500s. In my direct lineage, there is an...

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