ZACHRY WHEELER

Science Fiction Novelist

Writers have a lot of opinions about writing. I know that may sound like a pretty deep concept, so I’ll give you a minute (cue Jeopardy theme). Welcome to the Zeedub Inkwell, my catch-all for author-related brain droppings.

A Marketing Breakdown for Indie Authors

A Marketing Breakdown for Indie Authors

Ah, marketing. We all hate it. Seriously, I have yet to encounter a single author who can utter the statement "Why yes, book marketing is a rip-roaring good time and I enjoy every second." At least, not without immediately rolling their eyes. It's...

My Big Fat Social Media Marketing Experiment

My Big Fat Social Media Marketing Experiment

You may have noticed that I rolled out a new website design over the last several days. That's an egotistical assumption, of course. I would be genuinely surprised if anyone had noticed at all. But, it was a big deal for me. Not long ago, I posted...

Gusty Winds May Exist

Gusty Winds May Exist

Douglas Adams has been my favorite author since childhood. I celebrate the man's entire library and I am always in the mood to revisit the eccentric worlds of Arthur Dent or Dirk Gently. I even dedicated my novel Max and the Multiverse to his...

How Many Edits Does It Take?

How Many Edits Does It Take?

Ah, the age old question. How many edits does it take to get to the center of a good manuscript? As with everything else in writing, the answer is crisp, clear, and concise: it depends. I hope you enjoyed reading this useless post and I look...

Good Writing Does Not Equal Good Ideas

Good Writing Does Not Equal Good Ideas

Kind reader, I come to you with unfortunate news. There is a fallacy of thought that has gained momentum in recent times. Those of us who recognize it face an ugly and exhausting battle. Those of us who don’t are in danger of slipping into...

A Russian Reference for Transient

A Russian Reference for Transient

Oddly enough, one of the most common questions I get about my debut novel Transient has nothing to do with the plot or characters. On a semi-regular basis, a reader will ask me "What does [some Russian phrase] mean?" For anyone needing a...