All For One, One For All: Not Just A Cliché

My first non-fiction book on writing is blog-touring for a couple of weeks, so I felt it was fitting to also post said blog here, in my own personal space, exactly as (hopefully) printed on the other sites. I hope you writers out there read this. I wrote this book for YOU. I don’t know […]


Eye Candy. A 99 Cent Investment. Worth Every Penny.

I’ve blogged about it before. The book world these past few years has been turned on its ass, and not all for the good of (decent) writers. Yes, now writers with talent that were getting turned down by publishers (most great writers were turned down for years by publishers) can post their wonderful books. But […]


INK: Eight Rules To A Better Book

I finally did it. I published my first (and perhaps only) non-fiction book. It’s for writers. Any type. It transcends experience and inexperience; success and failure; genre, gender, and generation. I’m not kidding. I wrote this book because I’ve spent so many years critiquing in workshops and reading books and thinking, “just do THIS or […]


A New (Excellent?) Book On Writing

On March 15, 2013, in Book Covers, Book Release, Events, New Books, Shameless Self-Promotion, by rsguthrie

Okay, there, I allowed my ego to convince me (Freud’s ego; the actual one that exists inside each of us, not a bloated head). I’ve been writing for twenty-something years and I am still my own biggest critic. I’ve been blogging about writing, what works in writing, what doesn’t work, and I have received almost […]


Should Writers Review Writers?

On March 9, 2013, in Book Reviews, New Books, Opinion, by rsguthrie

Since I first started meeting up with my fellow author crowd online, a conundrum of epic proportion began to formulate itself right on my doorstep. Other authors began to ask me to review their books. Publicly, I mean. Go out on Amazon and rate the book, say what I felt about it. Uh-oh. Well, at […]


WIP: Do I Love Cover Design More Than Writing?

On August 4, 2012, in Book Covers, Indie Authors, New Books, STEPHEN KING, WIP, by rsguthrie

I have the paperback version of Dark Prairies done and I #ammarketing like crazy, so yesterday I started back in on the third Detective Bobby Mac book Reckoning. I’m really excited about this book. It may not be my magnum opus, like Dark Prairies, but it is going to be the book that ties the […]


Idol for Authors, Part Deux

I was replying to comments on the original “American Idol for Authors” post and the creative juices (and pitch man) in me started into overdrive. I noticed the other day a Tweep retweeted the blog post to Oprah—now I am not a loon and I have no expectation that she read the blog (or tweet, […]


Dark Prairies Book Trailer

On July 19, 2012, in Book Release, Book Trailer, New Books, Video, by rsguthrie

For you blog readers, here’s the new trailer for my book. Music by Kenny Wayne Shepherd (“Blue on Black”): Because I love this song so much, here is an ultra-cool version performed live at one of the Guitar Center Sessions (not unlike “Unplugged” on MTV). Well worth the watch:


Learning The Ropes Without Getting Beaten To Death On Them

My “big” ad is running now. I signed up for it last March or so, figuring I could squirrel away a bit here and a bundle there until, by the time I actually had to pay for it, I’d have the funds. I’m not going to say what it cost, one because I am keeping […]


What To Charge For Your Book (Or: George Carlin Might Know; He Can Ask God)

My last post was a little heavy. Elie Wiesel. The holocaust. God on trial. I decided today I would be a little more of the light-hearted self and talk about book pricing. Nothing heavy or controversial about that. Ahem. No, but take my wife…seriously. By the way, before we get started, I missed my 100th […]


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