Words matter. These are the best Andrew Shaffer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
If you’re looking for a behind-the-scenes rock-n-roll biography, pick up Nikki Sixx’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’. If you want the world’s most narcissistic high school yearbook, however, ‘First Step 2 Forever’ is your new bicycle.
No matter what you do, you’re going to run into haters online. We’re not talking about ordinary, disgruntled customers who should be addressed with empathy and understanding. Haters are a breed apart.
Buying reviews of ebooks that include downloads is a well-known way to ‘juice’ an ebook’s sales rank and attract new readers.
Treat haters in your online spaces just the same as you would in the real world. If they’re not respectful to you and your customers, kick them out.
As a writer who has struggled with depression, the question is one that has long troubled me. Should I resist treatment, on the off-chance my creative output will somehow be affected?
This is a common misconception about antidepressants: many people believe they’re simply ‘happy pills’ that will wipe a person’s emotional slate clean. Used correctly, antidepressants can lift the fog of mental illness.
It was a struggle to humanize Donald Trump, who was the antagonist in my satirical thriller ‘The Day of the Donald’. Of course, I heard from some readers who thought I made Trump too likable.
Cremer’s ‘Nightshade’ is a smart blend of romance, action, philosophy, and pagan witchcraft. And, yes, high-schoolers shape-shifting into wolves.
Richelle Mead’s ‘Vampire Academy’ saga is set to be the next young adult paranormal series to become a household name.
Once an ebook hits the Kindle Top 100, sales tend to snowball as new customers discover it in greater numbers.
With traditional publishing, books might be pulled due to plagiarism or libel – but rarely for content, and especially not without a widespread outcry.
After finishing my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, where I took creative writing classes taught by Writer’s Workshop students, I applied to half a dozen MFA writing programs.
The difficult part of writing about someone you don’t admire is that it’s easy to demonize them. What you get then is a cackling villain, twirling their mustache at every dastardly deed they commit.
I catch Filter in Des Moines doing their soundcheck at a small club. After tearing through a few songs, they spend nearly an hour meeting with fans as part of a radio station meet-and-greet.
While I’ve never asked my publisher to pull one of my books off the shelves, I have deleted tweets or blog posts that have drawn criticism.
‘First Step 2 Forever’ is a hardcover, multi-colored monstrosity that clocks in at 240 pages… half of which feature full-page pictures of the 16-year-old Bieber.
Chicago is a city built on architecture, and there are plenty of buildings to scale.
Barnes & Noble, along with other independent bookstores, are refusing to stock Amazon Publishing titles. They’ll order books from the online retail giant if customers ask, but bookstores have so far declined to be ‘showrooms’ for Amazon.
You don’t want to write the same story again, but people are like ‘We want the same story but different.’ Well, how do you do that?
‘Anthems’ was a harsh indictment of American foreign policy; the video for the first single featured an American flag engulfed in a pool of oil, imagery which might have been risque in 2002, but seemed unimaginably passe in the last year of Bush’s presidency.
In ‘Hope Never Dies’, Biden attempts to disguise himself with a beach look, hoping that the incongruity of it will allow him to snoop around Wilmington without being recognized. Obama, on the other hand, knows the best way to keep a low profile is to just be himself.
Young adult author Richelle Mead holds the distinction to perhaps be the only author ever to have a book banned… before it was even written.
The hottest new attraction at Disney World has got to be the new Last Airbender ride.
Visibility is one of the most difficult parts of the self-publishing equation. No matter how great your book is, it is fighting against a tidal wave of cheap ebooks on Amazon.
It’s not always caving to pressure: Sometimes criticism hits close to home; sometimes criticism changes our minds about something we’ve put out into the world.
It’s easy to feel spurned, especially when you return to your apartment and stare at the hundreds of rejection letters tacked to your bulletin board.
Instead of silencing artists, is it possible that antidepressants can actually help them vocalize their creative ambitions?
The higher a book’s sales ranks, the better chances it has of being noticed by Amazon’s internal recommendations engine.
Every published writer, myself included, was at one time unpublished. All writers know what rejection feels like.
I was under the impression that if you’ve read one vampire series for young adults, you’ve read them all.