Kindle Vella is launching on Amazon later this month, and I for one am excited to give it a try!

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Amazon is launching Kindle Vella next week, and I’m ready!


It’s so important when you’re writing the first draft of something to leave your inner editor behind.

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in the realm of second and third thoughts, thoughts on thought, twice and three times removed from the direct connection of the first fresh flash.

The first draft of any kind of writing is hard.


There’s no one way to publish your book. Here’s why you should try different ways to get your work out there.

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The truth is simple: you have to think outside the box as a writer.


I just finished my first full-time year as a teacher during COVID! These were by far the hardest parts of the job.

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I just completed quite the memorable year of teaching!



You can work on a novel over and over to your heart’s content, but at some point, it’s time to say good-bye.

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Yes, it can be hard to say good-bye.


The most successful method is simpler than you think.

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The quality of your guests makes a big difference as a podcaster.


Just because you put a lot of time and effort into a revision of your novel doesn’t mean you need to use it.

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There’s a lot that can break your heart when working on a novel.


First, spreading yourself too thin can ultimately take its toll on you physically and emotionally.

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It’s nice to be back.


Inspire Your Writing

The beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird gave us insightful advice about writing

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Brian Rowe

Author / Teacher / MFA in Fiction. (brian_rowe@me.com)

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