I like to think of myself as Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Chuck Palahniuk's love baby. If you like them, you're almost guaranteed to like my stuff. If you're already hooked, find out more about my work by clicking here.
For the rest of you...
Yes. I understand they are all men.
No. I don't know who they knocked up. I guess my mom.
That's correct. You heard me. I'm sticking with it.
Look, it's just a metaphor. You're thinking too hard about it. And I love that about you.
The goal of my writing is to combine entertaining plots with thought provoking ideas. I hope to incite conversations with the stories that I tell, but without the impossible density some literary novels face when dealing with difficult subjects.
I love thinking about reality, perception, righteousness, justice, religion, piety, love and the origins of it everything. Since that's what I love thinking about, it's also what I love to write, but I try to do so in an entertaining way real human people can enjoy. To me, entertainment is paramount.
That's why I've always been drawn to pulp novels; the kinds where the main character is pulled to an inevitable (there's that word again) conclusion; the ones where the story is paramount and the plot moves like lightning.
Unfortunately, I've always felt a bit empty after reading them, kind of like when you eat celery. I mean I know I ate it, and enjoyed it enough, but what was the point?
Did you say deliciousness? Go to the corner and think about what you've done.
My books tend to merge these two disparate ideas; fun, fast-paced pulp novels and layered, deep philosophical tomes.
If you don't wanna think deeply about stuff...cool. You'll enjoy my books just for the sheer fun of it. However, if you do want a deep dive into the metaphysical machinations of our world, well that's in there too.
Alright. That's me as a writer. There's one more thing, though.
This is for the writers in the room.
For those of you who think what I've said so far is neat but you aren't writers, you can dip out of the conversation and check out my books by clicking here.
If you want to connect with me outside my mailing list (which you should totally join), you can find me on Twitter or Instagram @russellnohelty.
Cool? Are you still here?
Then I'm gonna assume you have some interest in writing.
The great mission in my life is to help all creators, but especially writers, build better businesses.
The main avenue for me to do this is through my podcast, The Business of Art, which interviews creators, writers, and artists in an attempt to help them build better businesses. We've done over 170 episodes, interviewing creators like Tim Powers, Jim Zub, Jeff Goins, Hope Larson, Richard Starkings, and many more.
You can check that out by clicking here.
On top of that, I have a Facebook group called Writers and Authors Making Money Selling Books. It's totally free to join. Become part of the community by clicking here.
I also have a book called Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career. It's all about how to make great content, learn the fundamentals of sales, build your audience from scratch, profit from live events, and launch product successfully.
You can get the first chapter absolutely free by clicking here.
Additionally, I speak at conferences all around the country, talking to creators about building better business practices. You can see a whole lot more about that by clicking here.
I hope those resources help you. If they do, I'd love to hear from you.
Let me know what you think.
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