Should You Sell Your Books At Comicons

This post is available on YouTube and recorded as a Blogcast – Links Below! Are you thinking of selling your books at conventions and comicons? There are a few things you’ll want to consider before getting that first booth or table to sell your book. Finding Your Audience While we writers all have a passion […]

Free Writing Software for Writers

You want to write and publish a book but you’re on a tight budget and software doesn’t come cheap? Good news! There are some great free writing apps for writers you can use right now. In my last software roundup, I shared the applications that are a part of my writing workflow. Some of that […]

Why I Attended Soonercon

David J. Pedersen at a table

Soonercon has always surprised me in the best way. It’s a very well run pop culture convention near Oklahoma City with a solid attendance of 3,000 people. Cristi and I attended our first Soonercon in 2015, and over five years I sold more books there than almost any other convention. (which is significant, considering over […]

Up to Something

This will be a building year as I plan for that exit, because after I part ways with my job, I’ll be writing full time.

Apps I Use To Write And Publish Books – Things and Evernote

Tools I Use Evernote Things

You’ll find lots of tools out there to help you write books, and there is no wrong way to do it. Below you will find two apps that I use as a part of my writing and publishing workflow. Things and Evernote. I’ve included brief descriptions of what the application does, and something I like […]

I Need To Slow Down

Clod and Ada

Occasionally, a reader will reach out and thank me for my books. Sometimes it’s a generous review, or they will stop by my booth at a con and say some kind words. Once, I even received a handwritten letter. More often, it’s a private email. Last week I received an email that was so profound […]

Some Good News… Eventually

Drop Me A Note

It Started As One Of Those Weeks The great Midwest deepfreeze of 2021 thawed overnight. It was suddenly a balmy 65 and warm enough to pull my car out of the garage. After a frustrating day of tech consultant troubleshooting I needed the distraction of a small project. All I wanted to do was cut […]

Believe In Your Story – New YouTube Series

When I was in High School, back in the early 90s, I made a fun, goofy movie preview for LEGO The Movie. It seemed like a ludicrous concept which made it perfect for me. (Apparently I was before my time.) I loved the idea of making movies, who doesn’t. I took a film class and […]

Endings

Angst Cover

I forced myself to finish the 5th, and final Angst book last weekend, and it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. Even though I had written the final chapter long ago, and knew exactly how to get there, I struggled. While closure can be a good thing, it is often painful. After […]

Updating My To-Do List

Buried in Angst Cover Art

I hit the tail end of a long to-do list today, and had to take a step back to reassess. I’ve accomplished a lot of behind-the-scenes, sometimes boring, but very important work for my books. I’ve been so deep in the throes of the business of publishing for the last several months, that I thirst […]