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 […]

Business

On the Randomness (and fairness) of Success

Dr. John Horne joins us again this week. He has a Ph.D in marine biology and writes a broad variety of genres.   Growing up my father used to say, […]

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 […]

Books

On the widespread use of swearing in kids’ shows.

John Horne is a new contributor to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a Ph.D in marine biology from James Cook University and writes a variety of genres.   […]

Philosophy

Putting it to Words

The effable is preferable to the ineffible. -Primo Levi Things You can Learn from a Guava Fruit There is a school of thought that decries the physical world, the idea […]