Posts tagged writing

Indie Publishing

What’s The Best Software For Writing Ebooks? – A Brief Introduction

Once you’ve made the decision to write your first ebook and self-publish it or just finally release that epic fantasy tome catching dust in your drawer, the inevitable question arises: what’s the best software for this? How much should you spend? Is there…

October 24, 2014, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Become A Better Writer By Finding Creativity Within Constraints

Lately, an interesting writing app has been making the rounds. It’s called Hemingway, and it promises to “make your writing bold and clear”. The way it works is that you type or paste in a few paragraphs, and then the…

March 7, 2014, by

Guest Posts

Ten-Year-Old Girl Publishes on Amazon

A mother’s story. I’m honoured to have been invited by André Klein to share my daughter’s book publishing story on LearnOutLive. It’s a story about joy in learning, love of books, and a little girl’s passionate business idea. It all…

December 15, 2013, by

Hacks & Tutorials

3 Writing Tools You Aren’t Using Yet

If there’s anything I’ve learned over the course of the last 15 years of writing, then it’s probably the fact that writing is a craft like any other. Listening to one’s “muse” and getting inspired is all great, but ultimately,…

June 4, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

TV-Series: Where The Greatest Stories Of Our Times Are Being Told

Whether it’s award-winning series like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey — TV-series are thriving in the Internet age. Their stories and characters occupy people from all over the world, feeding back into discussions on blog…

May 27, 2013, by

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The Beauty Of Paperless Publishing

Everyone talks about how ebooks are great because they cost less, ship faster and don’t kill trees. And it’s all true, but even before a book hits the (virtual) shelves, the production process has changed significantly. The way it used…

November 6, 2012, by


Why Handwriting Might Be More Important Than We Think

A few days ago the Guardian published an extract of Philip Hensher’s book “The Missing Ink” which asks the question what role handwriting still has in the age of Twitter and texting. It hit me that we are at a…

October 9, 2012, by

Indie Publishing

Crime Pays After All: Rediscovering A Classic Genre

I was never much of a fan of books in the crime/mystery genre. While I grew up watching and enjoying famous German crime series on TV such as Tatort or Ein Fall für zwei, my reading and writing habits were…

August 17, 2012, by


The Lost Art Of Writing Letters

“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art,…

October 9, 2011, by


18 WordPress Shortcuts That Will Help You To Write More And Click Less

Have you ever looked over the shoulder of a photoshop-wiz? The best of them never even touch the upper menu with their mouse cursor but accomplish everything with esoteric short-cut functions that (sometimes) include intricate finger-ballet and often look like…

September 14, 2011, by

Indie Publishing

What I’ve Learned From 10 Years Of Writing & Independent Publishing

It’s been a long time since the writing bug first bit me. Before I started blogging seriously, I had always been writing fiction. In second grade I wrote my first short-story. It was about a man who befriends a robot which…

September 10, 2011, by


Three Quick Ways To Turn WordPress Into An Awesome Website Builder

In my recent book “How To Blog: Build An Audience, Boost Your Traffic and Kick-Start Your Business Without Selling Your Soul” I talk a lot about why WordPress is one of the best solutions for running your own professional blog….

September 5, 2011, by