Gordon Haber

Writer, publisher, mediocre guitarist

Month: January, 2014

Joseph’s Stalin’s Secret Guide To Writing

  [NB: I was hunting around for blog topics when I came across the Tweak Your Biz Title Generator. I entered “writing” and “Joseph’s Stalin’s Secret Guide To Writing” came up.] The Soviet Union needs a Great Purge — of adverbs! Eliminate the passive voice as if it were the kulaks. If you want to […]

New Flash: Most Writers Don’t Make Money

  “No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.” — Dr. Johnson All right, it’s not exactly shocking news. Galleycat has published the results of Digital Book World’s survey of 10,000 writers, and most don’t make a lot of money. Here’s what I think is interesting: About 20% of self-published and traditionally published […]

Top 10 Best Writing Tips of All Time

  Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. Keep your ass in the chair. […]

I’m Somebody!

Adjunctivitis was named a January Editors’ Pick on Amazon! I feel like Navin Johnson: “This is the kind of spontaneous publicity that makes people.”

The 10 Best Novellas in the History of Mankind

Video: “How do peasants die?” On the life and death of Tolstoy, literary giant and crank. Actually this is not intended to be a definitive list and it’s in no particular order, save for number 1, which you should read (or-read) immediately. Seriously. Read it now. I don’t even care if you forget to finish […]

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