Monthly Archives: May 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past and Writing

Yes. It is that time again. The fourth installment of my superhero films and writing series. I began this series with Iron Man III. We then went to Thor: The Dark World, went on to Captain America: Winter Soldier, and now we have arrived at our latest with X-Men: Days of Future Past. For those of you who are coming late to the party, I do these because my novels are a part of this genre. I write what would be considered superheroic/superpowered, sci-fi fantasy novels. With the proliferation of movies that have been coming out over the last ten years in this genre, I felt that those in this genre can learn from watching these, both dos and don’ts.

Critiquing the “Bestseller”

It’s amazing how knowledge can empower you, especially in the area of being an independent writer. Wisdom is better of course because that is where true success lies. But it begins at knowledge and understanding.

Recently, I was thinking about the term “bestseller”. You see it on books and in book descriptions all over Amazon. New York Times Bestseller. Best Selling Author of [insert book name]. It’s the brass ring title of authors. But what does the term mean and is it really what we think it it means?