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It’s Been A While

First and foremost, I know that it’s been a few weeks since I last posted anything. Between work and writing, I’ve been keeping myself busy. And oddly enough, I’ve been fairly happy as of late. 943 more words

Why I Wrote about My "Failed" Ramadan

Yesterday, I had a piece published in Romper that discussed my first “failed” Ramadan. You can find it here.

We are naturally inclined to hide our faults. 209 more words


Copyright myths...

Yesterday, I saw a commercial on TV for a “publishing company” that will publish authors’ books and “handle” all copyright issues for them. I thought, “What copyright issues”? 183 more words

Writing Tips

A success I couldn’t replicate

After a long silence from readers, the morning one of my best columns was published, titled “Compose Yourself,” I received three emails about it. These readers all thanked me, and said the same things about the column: it was wise, sensible, and encouraging. 129 more words


After 7+ Years of Querying

Writing like six different novels (at least), then landing an agent and revising for three years, I can officially announce…

Still doesn’t totally feel real. 11 more words


Monday Motivation-Show the World

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

– Erma Bombeck

I saw this quote in one of the e-mail newsletters I receive each week. 104 more words


The Science of Selling Books Through Self-Publishing

As an indie or self-published author, you put your heart and soul into your writing. You may even work twice as hard as traditionally published authors, yet you do not get a quarter-percent of the glory they get. 193 more words