Books

Hokum

All the time, people tell me, “Thanks for all your advice, Mr. Horne. By golly, I’d love to be a scifi/fantasy author, but I can’t come up with any good […]

Authors

A Child Called “Disappointment”

If you’re anything like me, you feel that the Harry Potter series ended too soon. Just imagine what might have been. I mean, the world that was introduced over the […]

Authors

EXP

John Grisham was a trial lawyer. Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver in World War I. Theodore Seuss Giesel stole Christmas eight years in a row. These are great authors, and […]

Authors

How do I Know if I’ve Succeeded?

As an up and coming author, your biggest question will always be “When?” When will I land an agent? When will my book find a publisher? Or, in the even […]

Authors

Monetizing a Blog

Becoming a writer means putting up with a lot of things. Most of those things are necessary if you want to keep being a writer. Your revenue stream is your life […]

Updates

Two New Posts this Week (Not Counting this One)

Once again, Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets will be forced to post later in the week than originally scheduled. But this time, it’s a good thing because you are going to […]

Authors

Writing is Fun (I’m Serious)

When you begin your winding journey to become a professional writer, one lesson hits you particularly hard. It’s something troubling, particularly because it’s something that has always been there, but you […]

Updates

So Sorry, Once Again

In this week’s blog post, we get a continuation of the “Hooked on a Feeling” miniseries. This week’s episode is devoted to the sensational emotion we call “Fear”. But it’s […]