7 Tips for Editing Your Novel

7 Tips for Editing Your Novel

I’ve been a member of the writing community for almost a decade now, in particular the independent and self-published writing scene. As a member, I communicate with a lot of other writers – via social media, writer groups, my website, in person etc. and one of the most common issues I hear people dealing with is how to edit your own writing. Now, I’m not an expert writer. I’m still learning as I go, and getting a lot of help from the writing community myself as I continue to hone…

‘A CONFESSION’ is Coming July 8, 2016 + Win a Signed Copy

‘A CONFESSION’ is Coming July 8, 2016 + Win a Signed Copy

GenZ Publishing Releases William F. Aicher’s “A Confession” Aberdeen, NJ June 27, 2016 GenZ Publishing is proud to announce the July 8 release of William F. Aicher’s “A Confession,” a look inside the mind of a nameless man struggling to find meaning in a life that he now questions. Journey with him as he navigates through this crisis by recounting of the choices he has made to a captive. His falling in love with a millennial, a glossy mirror of who he used to be, just adds to his life…

Rejected.

Rejected.

As I posted the other day, I’m currently in the process of querying agents to look for representation on my new book. I’ve only queried a few agents so far, as I’m trying to be pretty selective and only reach out to people who look like good potential fits – but I did receive my first rejection today! In all honesty, it was nice to receive the rejection. At least now I know that my queries are going out, and I’ve gotten the first rejection out of the way. It’s…

Why My Next Book May Very Likely Not Be Self-Published

Why My Next Book May Very Likely Not Be Self-Published

I’m an indie author. Or self-published author … or whatever it is you call someone who wrote a book and decided to publish it through channels other than the traditional ones. At least, that is, as far as my debut novel, The Trouble With Being God, goes. As you probably know, I’m working on my next book – albeit a bit slowly (we just had our second son, so I am obliged to take a break). This second book is definitely superior to my first – and is a rather…

Really New Think for Old Publishers

Really New Think for Old Publishers

Yesterday afternoon here at South by Southwest (SXSW) I had the chance to sit in on a panel featuring Clay Shirky (author of Here Comes Everybody) and several key members of the traditional book publishing world, including representatives of Penguin and Bloomsbury, titled New Think for Old Publishers.  Unfortunately this panel had very little think involved, as the first half of the panel basically consisted of introductions, descriptions of favorite books recently read and attempts to reinforce the importance of the beaurocratic system traditional publishers work in (and why this…

Why I Don’t Like Reading Books

Why I Don’t Like Reading Books

As a person who loves reading and has bought and read literally thousands of books, I never thought I’d say it, but I don’t like reading books anymore. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading stories, or novels, nonfiction, etc. – it’s that I don’t like reading books.  That’s right, the ink-on-paper all bound in one big lump of dead tree things.  I can’t stand them. Ever since getting my Kindle I’ve become more and more accustomed to reading on its e-ink display. For a while it was all I…