Blog by Toby Welch

Writings of Reigners

August 24th, 2019

A surprising number of dictators penned books when they weren’t busy carrying out atrocities.

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Nicolae Ceauşescu – Ceauşescu and his wife, Elena, ruled over Romania from 1965 until their much-celebrated execution in 1989. During their decades in power, the duo was successful in their quest to turn Romania into a country dominated by fear, poverty, and misery. Ceauşescu did take a break from ...

Amazon Versus Smashwords for E-book Publishing?

August 18th, 2019

There are many routes you can take to get your e-book published. My e-book journey had to satisfy two self-imposed criteria. First, it had to be technologically simple. I gave up trying to figure out how to use a Palm Pilot in the early 2000s and I’m only now mastering GIFs so you can see why I needed a route that wouldn’t be too technologically challenging. The other criterion was that it ha ...

Guest Post by a Genius - Writing Tips

August 11th, 2019

Precurser - Skip this post if you are offended by the f-word.

Matt Haig, author of The Humans: It’s Hardest to Belong When You’re Closest to Home, is a writer people love or love to hate. I am a huge fan. His tell-it-how-it-is style appeals to my wilder side. On his blog, Haig shared his writing tips. Again, skip the rest of this post if you aren’t a fan of the f-bomb.

“1. Don’t think that ...

Find Writing Time

August 3rd, 2019

Robert Runte, a development editor, is one of those writers who needs big blocks of time to write in. He can do editing and other writing tasks here and there but first drafts of his work require uninterrupted time to develop his train of thought. Runte has found that the only solution for him is to go on a retreat a couple times a year to write. He and his wife found an alternative th ...