Dave Bricker's Blog
March 14, 2016
The traditional concept of literacy was built on the assumption that the written word was confined to the printed page, but this is no longer the case. Text is accompanied by images, video, interactivity, and technology. “21st century literacy” is characterized by a person who has the skills to not only read and write, but to consume and publish content across a range of media.
This standard for 21st century literacy is admittedly...
March 6, 2016
This survey aims to reveal trends in eBook production. How did you produce your last eBook and how much money did you spend? Did you do it yourself, submit your manuscript to a conversion service, or hire a freelancer? Are you happy with the results? Where are your eBooks available?
If you’ve published multiple books, base your responses on the most recent one.
Results will be made public. Subscribe at the bottom of the survey page to be notified when results are pos...
February 19, 2016
This article explores the simple art of essay writing and how its principles can be applied to most any kind of written work. Even if you never write an academic paper again, the techniques discussed here will help you write more focused and powerful prose. Time spent outlining your assertions and supporting principles makes faster work of the book creation process. Following the principles of essay writing ensures that readers can follow your plot, see the relevance...
February 8, 2016
Rose Sneeringer, The Book Nurturer, invited me to join her panel of experts in the publishing portion of her summit, “Creating Your Dream Business: How to Follow Your Calling, Fulfill Your Purpose, and Succeed at the Work You Love!” The publishing telesummit is part of a broad selection of entrepreneurial discussions designed to promote creative entrepreneurship. The online event begins on February 15, 2016.
Publishing offers great opportunities for writers who pursu...
February 3, 2016
The following publishing advice is based on my own experiences and those of my clients. I hope you find it valuable and encouraging, even if it changes your expectations.
I’ve written and published 6 books, and I’m working on my seventh. I’ve guided many remarkable people through the process of telling their remarkable stories, and served as editor, typesetter, cover designer, web developer, and marketer. I love writing, publishing, and book design, but the least ple...
January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016, 11:54 pm: LIVE on #Periscope: Publishing New Post! Writing Workshop Simplified in 5! https://t.co/4AKJIgu4Dw
January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016, 11:42 pm: .@iteachtvnetwork on #Periscope: Writing fast blog posts with the best titles! why you need to blog now!!! https://t.co/gQnrxdlQFy
January 26, 2016
January 27, 2016, 2:47 am: .@MegBoxofCrayons on #Periscope: Real talk with Meg -write it down make shit happen #plannersnotebooksandgoalsohmy https://t.co/3xiMhT0DCd
January 21, 2016
Find your favorite writer and give them this message: They no longer have to mire their writing down with awkward “his or her” and “he or she” and “he/she” usages. According to The Washington Post, the singular they/them has been adopted as officially correct English by over 200 linguists at the American Dialect Society. The Washington Post has already integrated the new rule into its style guide.
Traditionally, they and them have been plural, referring to groups of...
January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016, 4:09 pm: LIVE on #Periscope: Let’s talk writing charts! https://t.co/2cNo9d4WTX