Recently I had the great privilege of delivering a lecture at my alma mater, St. John's College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of the Dean's Lecture Series. The title of my lecture was "Exploring Aristotle's Poetics through the eyes of a modern novelist." In it, I...
In the bookstore world, they say if person picks up a book and looks at it, you’re halfway to a sale. In the digital world, if they’ve clicked on your ad, they’re halfway to buying it. So how do you get them to click on your Amazon ad? This post will help you answer that question, and maybe it will boost your success in the dating world at the same time!
Best-selling novelist William Kowalski shares five digital tools that can help you promote and sell your self-published books. If you don’t know about them yet, you must!
After plot, character development is the most important element of storytelling you need to think about. But writing strong characters is difficult. It’s an art form unto itself, and if you don’t pay enough attention to it, your readers will enjoy their experience much less. But how do you pull this off?
Save yourself lots of time, and reach audiences faster, by following some of the tricks William Kowalski, the award-winning, best-selling author of 14 novels, has used in his lifelong practice of writing.
It’s common among writers to feel like they need to write or explode… but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This post was written to help writers of fiction find some direction as they create their next magnum opus.
As the author of 14 novels, this is a question I'm asked over and over by hopeful writers: how long does it take you to write a book? I understand why you're asking. You've got that burning itch to tell your story, but you know writing takes a long time, and you're...
Introduction I've been writing for well over thirty years, almost twenty of them professionally. When I started writing, back in the early 80s, no one had heard of the internet. Hell, hardly anyone had heard of word processors. I did all my early writing by hand. When...
An honest accounting of the epic adventures of Noah Rosenstein and William (Bill) Kowalski, who set out to smoke large quantities of meat in the Santa Maria style of barbecuing, and largely succeeded, in the opinions of everyone who got to taste the results.