LiveHacked.com helps you become a better writer.
This blog is all about the “real life” behind writing–a focus not just on the craft and storytelling stuff, but on the platform building and living stuff.
You’re probably already a pretty great writer, so this blog is meant to help you figure out the other half of becoming a “successful” writer:
- Self-publishing an awesome book
- Marketing your work
- Building a platform
- Generating traffic to your author website (you do have an author website, right?)
- Building a newsletter
- Connecting with fans and reader
Maybe you’re not the best HTML programmer out there, or don’t have the patience to learn WordPress from the ground up. No problem–we’ve got you covered.
Maybe you want to make some money selling your books or work online, but you just don’t really know how. Or it feels too “spammy.” Again, we’ve got you covered.
Whatever it is, there’s probably a post about it here (or there will be soon!). Browse around, ask a question, and get involved!
LiveHacked.com is the brainchild of Nick Thacker, a blogger and writer (read more below) originally from Texas. Launched in late 2011, LiveHacked has grown quickly and has been helping and connecting with many readers and writers since then (you should become one of them! Sign up below.)
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The “live” half of our name suggests that we shouldn’t just accept the status quo. We don’t need to need be okay with simply living a mediocre life. Instead, “LiveHacked” is about living the life God wants us to live, in the best way possible.
The “hacked” part implies our brokenness, and by extension our desire and pursuance of wholeness. Hacked also has its roots in computer technology, and in this case it is a reference to “hacking” our methods, our understanding, and our paradigms when it comes to writing, creating, and building things online.
Hopefully you’re cool with all of that. It’s a pretty cool subject, we think, and we hope you’ll stay with us as we learn and help each other!
Alright, I’ve said “we” quite a bit in the last few paragraphs. No, I’m not trying to sound “bigger” than I really am–”we” means that LiveHacked.com is more than just what “I” can do.
“We” means the handful of bloggers, writers, and supporters who help out with the content, ideas, and vision of the site. It’s mostly one guy (see below), but there are other people involved in some processes, like guest posting. If you’re interested in becoming one of these people, send me an email!
Alright, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
Anyway, my name is Nick, and I’m a 25-year-old self-declared “life hacker” and writer. I love to blog, read, and create awesome things, and I’m currently living in Colorado Springs with a beautiful wife and two doggies.
I’ve written a fiction thriller (similar in style to James Rollins, Clive Cussler, and Steve Barry) called The Golden Crystal. I’m raising money to finish the editing process, and you can read more about why I chose to self-publish here.
In addition, I recently finished a short book meant to help creators and writers think, vision, and plan their blog, called Building A Blog for Readers: 101 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Empire.
My writing “career” has been fun and a great learning experience so far, and you can find some of my guest posts on the web by visiting this page.
Finally, I built this site because I love to connect and interact with people. If you’ve met me offline, you know that’s true, and it’s the same online. Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and connect with me.
You can also email me directly, or sign up for the email list to stay up to date: