NGW Podcast: Handling Attacks

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about handling personal and professional attacks online. What should you do when someone goes after you or your books? Find out our thoughts in the podcast.

Review of “The Americans: Season 3”

WARNING: Spoilers for season three of “The Americans”! Season two of “The Americans” was a little shaky. The plot about the boy killing his family just didn’t work for me. Overall, it was still a great season of television and far better than 90% of other scripted series, but it wasn’t as strong as season…

Review of “Killing the Top 10 Sacred Cows of Publishing” by Dean Wesley Smith

The more books on writing and publishing I read, the more interesting it is to see each person’s perspective on the subject. I’d heard a lot about Dean Wesley Smith in the past, as he’s a famous tutor and guide for beginning writers. So I wanted to see his perspective on the process for myself.…

Review of “Iterate and Optimize” by Sean Platt & Johnny B Truant With David Wright

I’ve been following the Self Publishing Podcast guys since 2012, through their early days to their best-seller status today. Their original book, Write Publish Repeat, detailed their journey up to that point and their best tips at the time. This book, Iterate and Optimize is an update to their journey and how they’ve been improving…

Review of “The Three Body Problem” by Cixin Liu

I picked up a copy of this book after hearing and reading multiple recommendations from friends. The Three Body Problem was described to me as multiple people working together to solve an important scientific problem. That’s certainly part of what the book is, but most of what it read like for me was a world…