Havana was a visual paradise as my early photos for Cuba: Seven in 10 show!

I’m thrilled to announce my next book, where I will be one of seven contributors. The book will be called Cuba: Seven in 10. Seven Washington, DC photographers journey together to Cuba and capture their perspective on the Caribbean island in 10 photos each.

New photography products include a calendar, monochrome works (think black and white), and a forthcoming book!

Perseverance is either a novella or a short novel, but don’t let the length fool you—it’s non-stop action crescendoing in an epic battle. Here is a short preview.

The 365 Full Frame Project is coming to end. Here is what to expect over the next two weeks.

Thoughts and reflections on nine years of blogging.

You won’t make money writing a novels, nor are there many other rewards beyond personal fulfillment. Take on such a task with full knowledge.

Want to read The War to Persevere before it is released? Here is your chance!

Labor Day is just one week away, and the official autmun grind begins.

Demystify the difficulty of writing a book, and get down to brass tacks with these five tips.

How to make #NaNoWriMo more than a produce or bust experience.

Many entertainment brands have begun experimenting with transmedia, an academic term for extended storytelling across diverse social and traditional media forms. Since I am publishing a novel this year, I decided to experiment a little with transmedia. From the extended Star Wars Universe to the X Factor, Hollywood is mixing in extended online media to build comprehensive experiences. Perhaps even […]

In the last week, I finalized the manuscript for Exodus, and began the process to distribute the book on August 26th. Everything looks like it will be done on time or before deadline, providing a little time to reflect. After independently producing my own book, would I reconsider my February statement, and work with a traditional publisher again? I think […]

Long time readers have probably noticed a metamorphosis. Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. Along the way over the past four months, I shed about 50% of my traffic! One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are […]

Image by JD Hancock Last week I spoke at the All Sports United Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. It was a great time, and I got to meet several current and former athletes who have built foundations to better their communities. Smoking cigars and talking with NFL players and Olympians was an eye opening experience. We were very, very […]

Over the past few months I babbled about a secret project in blog posts now and then. It’s time to lift the curtain and reveal the project. I intend to release a science fiction novel at the end of summer. Here’s some more babble for you. Exodus (Book One of the Fundamentalists) has been 19 years in the making. Nineteen […]

Canadian blogger and bald brother of another mother Mitch Joel released his new book CTRL ALT Delete today. The book captures the zeitgesit of workplace change caused by a universal shift towards digital media. Mitch discusses embracing digital change to survive and succeed. To celebrate the arrival of CTRL ALT Delete, I asked Mitch several questions, including his take on […]

Image by Camera Obscura 1975 The other day Caitlin told Soleil they would visit the library for story time. Their conversation unleashed a well of hope within me. I had come to believe that libraries were dying, just like the traditional publishing business that fills their shelves. I remembered reading that libraries were dwindling, and just wrote them off. Like […]

Recently someone told me not to pursue one of my 101 life goals, that it wasn’t a worthwhile effort. I smiled and nodded, understanding their disdain. How could I do such a thing when this person just dismissed my dream?

I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. I will always work when that time comes. In fact, I know what those three retirement jobs are already… Usher at My Local Baseball Stadium

Image by Fawzan Hasan Sometimes work and life demands that we push ourselves to the limit, that we run at such a high speed our human engines cross the red line. Yet if we do it too long, we lose effectiveness and eventually burn out. Redline refers to operating across the line of demarcation on your car’s tachometer. When a […]

I turn 40 years old tomorrow. Before I begin, in some ways this post discusses second chances. If you want to do something for my 40th, please donate $40 to DC Central Kitchen. Give someone an opportunity to get off the ground with a new job and life. Frankly, it’s been a neurotic odyssey getting to my 40th birthday over […]

In the past three days, Chapters 6 and 7 of Welcome to the Fifth Estate have been podcasted, completing the reading of the book. Welcome to the Fifth Estate is now available for listeners in its entirety for free. Below please find a list of podcast episodes. In addition to making the book available for free, the next few weeks […]

Image by DeclanTM As promised, Welcome to the Fifth Estate is being made avalailable to you for free via podcast. Each podcast is roughly 1/2 to 1/3 of a chapter, and approximately 15 minutes in length. The Fifth Estate Podcast will be posted every week by Friday until the book is completed. As the author and narrator, please excuse little […]

Go to enough social media conferences (like two maximum), and you will inevitably have a conversation about the cliche, “Everyone’s written a book.” This meme references the seemingly endless proliferation of social media books published. Consider this author a two-timer in that sense. But in reality, the meme isn’t true. It’s really hard to write a book. This brutal, laborious […]

A Book of Five Rings, written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. Its influence extends beyond military schools to the entire Japanese business culture, and has made its way into Western culture, too. Musashi’s work is one of the texts that comprises the foundation of Zoetica’s strategy services. This blog series looks […]

This is the first chapter of Now Is Really Gone, as submitted to my editing committee. Please feel free to comment and add insights. Welcome to the Fifth Estate View more documents from Geoff Livingston.