About two weeks ago, Caroline Leavitt (whose new novel Pictures of You will release this November) – a huge fan of the Inside the Writers Studio videos – allowed RJ Keller and me some space on her blog to answer questions about our writing. Thank you, Caroline! Keller and I discuss NyQuil, literary drinking games, […]

In Episode IV of “Inside The Writers’ Studio: Self-Promotion FAIL” with special guest star Caroline Leavitt, three authors illustrate why maybe – just maybe – self-promotion doesn’t always work.

A recently uncovered informational video – that may or may not be from the 1950’s – explores how writers balance their writing lives with their everyday lives. Or not.

(IWS stands for “Inside the Writers’ Studio”…I’m hoping it’ll catch on, because it takes a lot less time to type.) While Episode III gets wrapped up, we thought we’d release a little blooper compilation. Enjoy!

The American Psychological Association estimates that each year thousands of writers suffer from delusions of inflated worth, knowledge, and identity. In our latest episode of Inside The Writers Studio, we visit one such author, R.J. Keller, as she is interviewed by a hair-obsessed reporter.

“Raving Reviews” Fellow Backword Books author RJ Keller and I are both working on writing projects. It seems this is what we do when we’re “writing.”

The brain child of Kindle author Edward Patterson, who wanted to find a way to support military deployed overseas, Operation EBook Drop began small. In a post on the Kindle Boards – an online community for Kindle authors and readers – Patterson writes, “Today on Amazon I bumped into a soldier currently serving in Iraq […]