Preparing for the Coronavirus

Preparing for the Coronavirus

There’s considerable disinformation and confusion about the extent of the virus. Some of it is deliberate propaganda. Some of it is exaggeration. Nevertheless, the virus is spreading and the infected and death toll is rising. I just checked on Amazon and face...
A book to inspire, instruct and challenge the writer in everyone.”

A book to inspire, instruct and challenge the writer in everyone.”

The Novel Writers Toolkit is on sale for only .99 for the next few days. “A book to inspire, instruct and challenge the writer in everyone.” #1 NY Times Bestseller Susan Wiggs “Whatever Bob Mayer has to tell us about writing is something we should know....
The Rule of Seven for Disasters

The Rule of Seven for Disasters

Several years ago, I became very interested in a television show titled Seconds From Disaster, which aired on National Geographic. Over the seasons it covered just about every plane crash and numerous other disasters. And I noticed a startling commonality. No plane...
When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border...
Write It Forward: from writer to successful author

Write It Forward: from writer to successful author

The publishing business makes little logical sense. That’s because it’s part of the “entertainment business.” The first word, entertainment refers to emotion, while business refers to logic. Trying to explain how publishing works to someone...