Psycho-Tropics Soundtrack — Using Song References in Fiction

The power of music to evoke deep connections makes song references a good tool for fiction-writers to capture times, places, characters and moods.  Not surprisingly (especially to writers, I suspect), scientific research shows “listening to music engages broad neural...

How good is your novel? Here’s a test.

Wondering about the potential of your book or manuscript to become a bestseller? Wish there were a test to empirically measure it? As a fun exercise, I came up with one. I started with my own list of good fiction qualities then supplemented it with ideas found in...

Vote for Psycho-Tropics on “Best Books Never Heard Of”

Nice to see Psycho-Tropics pop up on this Goodreads list for “Best Books Never Heard Of.”  Thanks to whoever put it on there!  If you liked (and especially if you loved) Psycho-Tropics, hope you’ll consider adding your vote.  (Right now it’s...

Getting Bang for Your Indie Book Bucks: E-Book Promotions

Among the hardest decisions for indie writers and publishers is figuring out where and what to invest in on a limited budget to promote one’s book. This post takes a quick look at the value added by an e-book promotional campaign.  (An earlier post examined our...
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