How to write the perfect love letter

XOXO-Finding Mr. Brightside In my new book that I can’t seem to stop blogging about, Finding Mr. Brightside (scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a free copy), Juliette has a hard time expressing any feelings for Abram without immediately wanting to take them back. The love-related ones are particularly tricky for her. But maybe if she’d tried writing some sweet-everythings down in a letter, she could’ve reached the moment of truth sooner (before ultimately driving off to go shred the letter).

But how do you tell a person how you really feel on paper without freaking out both parties irreversibly? By taking a look at my below to-do’s and not-to-do’s, of course.

10 reasons why Edumacation makes a great Christmas prize

10. It’s a great way to teach your wayward children a lesson they’ll never forget. Here’s how: Borrow an empty iPad Mini box from a rich friend, put The Edumacation of Jay Baker inside, and watch your child’s look of elation change to are-you-for-real? horror as they realize that it’s not a high-def touchscreen, just a measly old off-yellow book cover. Optional: Say something like, “That’s what happens when you don’t do your homework. Booyah!” Then download an app on your iPad and talk about how cool it is.

The Worst-Selling Author’s Diet: revealed!

Becoming the worst-selling author of The Edumacation of Jay Baker didn’t happen overnight, brothahs and sistahs. Hellz no, I’m afraid it took years of constant anxiety, psychotic spurts of exercise in cramped spaces, and the occasional prescription medication to maximize my writerly output. But the most important contributor to my lack of success? My crappy diet, of course. What’s my secret? I’m glad I asked myself…