Edward Cookley

Start with a hook

Start with a hook

I just started reading James Patterson’s Gone. Regardless of what you think of him and his author partnerships, the man can make sure a book is gripping. Right off the bat, Gone begins with action. The backstory gets sprinkled in a bit a time, and before you even realize it, you understand why certain things […]

Putting in the work is hard

“How do you write a book? One word at a time.” If you’ve ever heard the old adage about how do you eat an elephant (one bite a time), the above will sound familiar. That doesn’t make it any less difficult. Making the time to write, if it’s not already a habit, may be harder […]

I’m working on a new site

That’s it, really. My current hosting provider is closing shop, and so I figured I would take this opportunity to build again from scratch. This time around, I’d like to be more strategic about it. What’s the goal of this site? To sell books. Do I have any books for sale? No. So what’s the […]