The Origin of the Current Fad for Beards

When did guys start growing beards again? And where did this start? If you look at newspaper and magazine articles, they credit George Clooney, soccer stars, and hipsters with the craze for beards. But this is wrong: I remember noticing the widespread appearance of...

How to Do Research for Your Book

(Excerpt from my new book “Write a Book!”. Get the whole book for free (this week only!) at Amazon.com.) In the research phase, learn as much as you can about your subject. Talk with people, read books and articles, and think about the topic. Go to a...

How Do I Find a Publisher?

(Excerpt from my new book “Write a Book!”. Get the whole book for free (this week only!) at Amazon.com.) There are several ways to find publishers. You can look for publishers. The best way to do this is with The Writer’s Market, by Robert Brewer,...