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“I’ll Buy Your Book and You Buy Mine” Program

Authors on Twitter seem to be an engaged and loyal group. I’ve been tweeting for years now, under many different handles, but my tweeting has been very sporadic.  Today, I have two Twitter accounts that I am actively using; one for my day job, and one for my writing (@ScottJThurman).   As I’ve started using Twitter … Continue reading “I’ll Buy Your Book and You Buy Mine” Program

To Blog, or Not To Blog

Should a person Blog? Tweet? Post? Is it in his/her best interest? If so, then why? What is the objective? Should you separate your Twitter activity from your Facebook activity, or should you try to meld them all together? These are the questions that I’m trying to figure out, so if you have any insight, … Continue reading To Blog, or Not To Blog

Social Networking Filter on High

Earlier today I tweeted something about SUICIDE and within seconds I regretted it and deleted it.  It was fairly mundane, but I could see where somebody who had lost a loved one or struggled with suicidal thoughts, might take offense.   So, to be on the safe side I deleted it.  It got me thinking about all … Continue reading Social Networking Filter on High

Religious Undertones

As I enter the marketing phase of authorpreneurship, one of the concepts I struggle with is how to communicate that Mormonism is an influence on the book’s protagonist (Brig), but it is not a religious book by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I also worry about the opposite… that friends/family will be displeased … Continue reading Religious Undertones

The Laughing Buddha

One of my favorite characters in my book is nicknamed The Laughing Buddha (aka Danny Wong Wai Man).  The Laughing Buddha is a beloved Buddhist deity that is associated with laughter, happiness, and good fortune. To the left, is a picture that my wife painted. In Suicide by Everest, Buddha plays a pivotal role.  He … Continue reading The Laughing Buddha

Creating a Community

I am now slowly beginning to unveil Suicide by Everest and develop a community of people interested in my writing.  So far that’s a very small, but fiercely loyal group. 🙂  I am moving from the writing phase of being an authorpreneur and moving to the marketing phase, which I also really enjoy. Some of … Continue reading Creating a Community

Suicide By Everest – Book Description

“An INCREDIBLE read. Gripping storytelling with an unassuming plot. Could not put this beauty down.” — Andrew W. Suicide By Everest: https://amzn.to/2SqKUUQ Brigham Young VIII wants to kill himself. Brigham “Brig” Young VIII wants to kill himself in a way that will embarrass and publicly shame his self-righteous father. Brig is a high-functioning opiate addict that unwittingly … Continue reading Suicide By Everest – Book Description