John D Reinhart

Writer, Author and Illustrator

Get Uber-Rich Overnight by Writing Onine

Writing online is tough. Not wrestling with a live python in your underwear tough, or figuring out how a python got in your underwear in the first place tough, but … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Yourself A Movie Trailer

Imagine that your novel is a major motion picture…it’s not that hard, is it? This movie has fantastic actors, a brilliant script, breathtaking cinematography: it’s a stunner. Now imagine the … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beating the Biscuits out of the Bears

What are you supposed to do when you’re hiking along a trail, happy as a lark in a predator-free environment, when, son of a biscuit, there’s a bear, like, right … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phineas Begins Anew

I’ve added the first chapter of my most recent rewrite of Phineas Caswell, the novel, variously called Marigold’s End, Phineas Caswell, The Journal of Phineas Caswell, and The Treasure of … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Paid Churnalist

I’ll admit it: the money was dreadful. Some months, most months, I was lucky when I made a dollar. A buck, a petty king’s ransom, for my heroic writing efforts. … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Paying Venue

Here’s good way to make a buck as a freelance writer. You know that writing opportunities abound on the Web – you can write all day long, on virtually any … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back on Examiner Again

Writing online for certain publishers is always a great rush. I enjoy watching the number spiral up at whenever there’s a chance to post an exoplanet piece. And getting … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Laughtrack is Not Dead

You remember those sitcoms from the 60’s and 70’s, don’t you? The ones with the canned laughter, like Bewitched and Gilligan’s Island? Try out this experiment and see what you … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name?

While we write our novels one at a time, we writers have to think about each book as part of an enterprise. How many books are in the Harry Potter … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eliminating Was

Writing for the now, writing with action and verve, can be a challenge. Lets’s try that again: it can be tough to write good action sentences. Passive sentences certainly have … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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