One of the many things I do these days (besides the paranormal-related activities and making chocolate) is work with individuals and groups — authors, business-folk and students — coaching them public speaking, publicity and media skills.
One of my favorite clients of all time is a relatively new one — mystery author Richard Wren, who besides having reinvented himself as a mystery novelist in his 80s, has written a short booklet filled with some of the best advice for writers I’ve ever seen. That booklet, K.I.S.S.: THE KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SUCCESSFUL WAY TO EASILY, INEXPENSIVELY AND FINALLY — WRITE YOUR NOVEL is one of the most practical, succinct and motivating pieces I’ve ever seen covering everything from getting started, overcoming writer’s block and even publishing. Info on the booklet, which is available as a quick ebook download, is on his website at http://www.rlwren.com/k-i-s-s-new-authors-guide/, along with a short audio interview I conducted with Richard about the booklet.
Read all about Richard, how he reinvented himself, and his first novel, CASEY’S SLIP, in Angela Hill’s newspaper column (San Jose Mercury News/Oakland Tribune) at http://www.mercurynews.com/angela-hill/ci_20504807/give-em-hill-never-too-old-start-living
It’s a terrific piece by one of my favorite journalists.
Visit his website at www.rlwren.com for more on Richard Wren, more on CASEY’S SLIP (and an audio interview with him about the novel), and info about his forthcoming novel JOSHUA’S REVENGE.