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What I’m working on now (October 2016):

  Editing my next sci-fi novel, scheduled for November / early December 2016 Working on cover designs Crafting my first blogpost on Medium, focused on my lessons as an indie publisher

Why You Should Lie to Yourself if You Want to be Successful

I want to give you an example. I meet up with blogger friends in Berlin. One of which was from Japan. Let’s call him Kenji. Let’s say Kenji is a special character. He’s short, ugly and speaks broken English. If you see him, you either ignore or feel sorry for him. Except you shouldn’t feel

Are you cut out for a creative career ? Find out in this post.

Whenever I tell people about making money online through my creative career, they drool. With mouths wide open.And sparkling eyes. (not all of them, but many) I don’t know what they picture – maybe that I’m floating in a golden castle above the sky, slurping Pina Coladas with my unicorn friends and ending the work

5 Ways How Reading Fiction Makes You More Successful (Online)

Cover image my moi, Mr. Mars Dorian Book “Before you quit writing…” by Dave Ursillo and his writing tribe I’m the first one to admit it – I never read many books during my teen years. I’d swap a tome for a game or comic anytime. But then something crazy happened… I grew up, and

How They Take Away Your Freedom

It’s funny – I wanted to write a blog post about creativity & freedom, and then the surveillance scandal leaked through. Rather than ranting about it, I want to show you the importance of (creative) freedom and how easily it can, and WILL be taken away from you. Let me make this claim : Freedom

Why the Good of Today are the Homeless of Tomorrow

There’s a disturbing trend going on, and I don’t think you realize how it much it will affect your creative career. Most (digital) creatives, including me, have a distorted view on how creating good work leads to equally good pay. That’s a myth as real as Santa Claus, the story of the Bible and other famous

You Suck

Not just a linkbait headline. I seriously mean it. If you’re not wealthy by your chosen profession, if you’re not regarded as a top leader in your field, if your peers don’t want to lick you alive, you suck. Because there’s no middle-ground anymore. There’s no good enough anymore. I know, this sucks. I know

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