Four ways The Written Word helps you achieve goals

Written Words—A blog for all communicators

Cover reveal: Under the Nazi Heel

It’s here! The cover from the unparalleled graphic designer David C. Cassidy for the follow-up to the memoir in novel form, Army of Worn Soles. Under the Nazi Heel is the story of my father-in-law, Maurice Bury, fighting  against the German occupation of Ukraine from 1942 to 1944, as a member of the Ukrainian underground […]

A joke means so much more than the punchline

Some communications pack a lot of information into a very few words. A skit on the CBC comedy program The Irrelevant Show last weekend is the best example I have heard in a long time. A sketch started with a narrator explaining that in about the year 2050 (or maybe it was 2030—I’m not sure), […]

How to market your book: Guest post by J.P. Berget

This week, guest blogger marketing marvel Jens-Petter Berget, owner of the SlyMarketing blog and company, reveals some of the best, most practical advice on how to market your books I’ve ever read. (This post originally appeared on the old Scott’s Written Words blog.) I say that I was a failed writer because I could not finish what I […]

How to find funds for your novel: Guest post by Roger Eschbacher

Finding the funds to cover editing, design and production of a book is a challenge every independent author must work out. This week, the award-winning Roger Eschbacher describes his solution. This post originally appeared on the old Scott’s Written Words blog. As just about any “indie” author will admit one of the biggest knocks against our […]

Preview: Under the Nazi Heel

The sequel to Army of Worn Soles is nearly ready to publish. I have been going through edits and corrections made by the excellent Gary Henry and Joy Lorton, and all I need now is a final cover. So I thought that I would share another preview. Since winter has finally arrived in my part […]

How not to miss an issue of Written Words: subscribe!

For my first post of 2016, I’m going to ask all of you to subscribe to get the Written Words blog by mail. All you have to do is fill in the box to the right with your email address. Why subscribe? You’ll still be able to read it in your Web browser, but with […]