WRITER, POET, DIGITAL MARKETER, AND LOVER OF STORIES
Just finished writing your first novel? In this blog, I show authors how to take a first draft and turn it into a completed, polished draft that will get you Amazon sales, literary notice, and more.
You’ve just self-published your first novel on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and you couldn’t be more excited. All that hard work has finally paid off and you’re an author now! Now it’s time to sit back and watch the sales roll in—but they don’t. What are you doing wrong with your advertising? How do you set them up differently?
A free short story by Ian Canon - Ever since I was a boy, I’ve always dreamed of stopping time, but I thought, “What would happen if time never unfroze?”
So I wrote a short story about just that. Enjoy “God Bless You, Philippe Audiarde”
Stephen King, in his book “On Writing” said: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” But if you’re an aspiring writer writing your first novel and wondering what should you read, and how should you do it? Find out here.
Ian Canon goes through a simple, 2 step process for scanning your poetry and figuring out why some lines just aren’t working - counting syllables and checking plosives.
A short story by Ian Canon - a man plagued by agoraphobia stumbles upon a mysterious art gallery.
A short excerpt from Ian Canon’s first novel, “It’s A Long Way Down.”
Ian Canon on the importance of journaling, how he does it, and why he thinks it's important for anyone trying to achieve success in their given field.
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