Video: Five Reasons You Should NOT Self-Publish Your Book

July 21, 2016 Video Blog, Writing Comments (0) 294

One of the most frequent questions I hear from other writers is whether it’s a good idea to self-publish their books.
Trying to break into traditional publishing with a big or small house, or even just finding an agent, is a long and frustrating process that involves just a ton of rejection.
You’ve worked hard on your book, and you just want to find some readers. Self-publishing seems like a way to bypass a lot of hurdles and start your career.
I get why it’s tempting, but here are five good reasons I think you should not self-publish.

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The Value of Opinions / Earth is Getting Better

September 3, 2014 In The News, Video Blog Comments (0) 172

It’s been a while since I posted a talky-blog, and there are some reasons for that. But why read about it when you can watch me run at the mouth on YouTube??

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Boyfriend / Girlfriend Tag [Video]

July 12, 2014 Personal, Video Blog Comments (0) 284

Okay, sure, this “Boyfriend Tag” thing was popular way back in February, but we thought it looked like fun and WE ARE RELEVANT DAMMIT. Look how eager she is to embarrass me on camera!

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Bedroom Archaeology

July 9, 2014 Personal, Video Blog Comments (0) 187

Visiting my old bedroom for the July 4 holiday, I decided to share some relics of my childhood and adolescence. Mostly it’s artwork and nerdy stuff, especially STUFFY CTHULU DOLL.

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Video: Did “Save the Cat” REALLY Ruin Hollywood?

June 26, 2014 Video Blog, Writing Comments (1) 216

More than one person took issue with my previous video on Save the Cat and story structure. I wanted to revisit the subject in a little more detail and respond to some of the criticism, while making some other points about Hollywood, creativity, and art vs. commerce.

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Our Inability to Talk about Guns is Killing Children

June 12, 2014 In The News, Politics / Religion, Video Blog Comments (0) 152

The United States has a gun problem. No one is really contesting that–not even the gun enthusiasts, considering their frequent refrain that they need lots of guns to protect themselves from all the guns.

Our larger problem, however, might be our inability to have a mature, productive conversation about gun control and regulation–meaning both sides listening to one another, and trying to draw a compromise.

Yes, I said both sides, because both sides are the problem. That said, only one side is arguing in favor of more guns and more people getting shot. That side also happens to be the one winning.

The only way we’re going to come to a solution is to stop labeling each other, stop scrutinizing the proper use of every term, and stop branding every proposal as “tyranny.”

I’m not anti-gun. I do believe in the right to bear arms, and I believe people should have the right to own firearms. But unless we can agree to some reasonable form of restriction and limitation, we’re going to keep seeing innocent children shot.

That would seem to be motiv

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How to Start Running (featuring Coach Corky)

June 3, 2014 In The News, Video Blog Comments (0) 241

Tomorrow is National Running Day, and Coach Corky (one of New York City’s top running trainers, who also happens to be my girlfriend) stopped by my YouTube channel to offer advice for beginning runners, suggest a few reasons you should start running, and tell us about her crazy plan to run 100 miles in 24 hours next month.

LINKS:

Coach Corky’s YouTube Channel

Couch to 5K

Back On My Feet 20in24

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Video: New Zombie Fiction and Other Updates

May 19, 2014 Personal, Video Blog, Writing Comments (0) 171

Sorry to be an absentee around here the last week or two. I’ve gone back into the writing process, this time revising the novel I finished drafting in March, Tsar Bomb. The good news is I’m almost halfway through my first read-through, and it’s the cleanest first draft I think I’ve ever written.

It still needs major work, of course, but I might be sold on the particular writing process I used on this one. Maybe I’ll share that process here at some point.

In the meantime, the video above contains a couple of announcements, about the Jersey Devil Press Sampler that went out at the Asbury Park Comicon a few weeks ago, and about the Black Chaos zombie anthology from Big Pulp that drops next month. You know, the one I’m in, that you can pre-order until June 1? That one?

Being buried in revisions, I may be posting less frequently for a while, but I’ll try to keep up. The videos and cartoons take a lot of time to create, so those particularly may be less frequent. Fiction is my first priority.

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Drunken Pumpkin Carving!

December 13, 2013 Personal, Video Blog Comments (0) 146

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlzyvtjZbQA

It’s Drunken Pumpkin Carving, with special guests Alex Dingley and Elizabeth Corkum! Uploaded only six weeks after Halloween 2013! Is this video late, or did your celebration end too early?

First we downed a liter of beer each at the local Biergarten. Then we broke out the pumpkins and the sharpest of knives. Liz did some dancing, and Alex shared a story about a time he pooped his pants.

 

 

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NYC Cookie Crawl with Shannon Devido!

October 15, 2013 New York City, Pop Culture, Video Blog Comments (0) 166

Comedian and Actor Shannon Devido (of Stare at Shannon, among other projects) joins me for a cookie-eating tour of Midtown New York City!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Ls9_3_kt4

Shannon talks about her projects including stand-up comedy, her goal of becoming Senior Disabled Correspondant on The Daily Show, and her hit YouTube show STARE AT SHANNON.

LINKS:

Stare At Shannon on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1cQ8nXj
Shannon’s Web Site: http://bit.ly/1fyPau8
Coach Corky Runs: http://bit.ly/1en8t6y

Chris’s Homepage: http://bit.ly/16Jb8pJ
Chris on Twitter: http://twitter.com/keeltyc
Chris on Facebook: http://facebook.com/christopherkeelty
Chris on Tumblr: http://christopherkeelty.tumblr.com

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