Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fan fiction vs. inspiration

I’ll admit, I really don’t know enough about fan fiction to have a solid opinion on this, but it seems to me that there have been some very negative views taken of a few literary deals because they supposedly started … Continue reading

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Getting Started

My thoughts have started to turn to the next novel.  (Really I should’ve been working on the next novel for a few months now if I were religiously following the whole butt in chair school of thought, but between trying to … Continue reading

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Getting to the point…

The last few days on Absolute Write I’ve noticed something that’s started to annoy me. I don’t read every single post there.  It’s active enough that I could probably just sit in front of my computer all day and read … Continue reading

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Pen Names

Rachelle Gardner had a post today: Should We Rethink Pseudonyms?  This post doesn’t address the issues she raises there, but I have been thinking about writing this post for a while and now seemed as good a time as any. … Continue reading

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To Write You Must Read

(Before I start – note to WordPress: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Last time I had problems logging in it was when they changed their main page to display cat photos.  Very pretty, but by the time someone gets … Continue reading

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Planning for the end (of life that is)

Somewhere in a box I have poems that my father wrote over the years.  He was never published, he just wrote for himself (or as gifts to others).  And when he died I took ownership of his writings. Every once in … Continue reading

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Doing a final read through

I’m about 100 pages into a final read through of the novel.  This is the fifth(?) draft of the novel, although, quite frankly, it doesn’t really matter which draft it is. So, let’s see what I’ve done so far: Draft 1: What I … Continue reading

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Writers and Depression (Part IV)

Here’s the post I wanted to share yesterday related to writers and depression: BookLife: Past Endurance by LCM A good quote from the post: “Sometimes success, even the start of it, crushes writers. I’ve lost friends to that moment, when their … Continue reading

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Query Letters – Some Random Links

I was going to link to another post about authors and depression, but it turns out I’ve stored a ton of links related to query letters.  So, I figured I’d post those now before I forget which ones they are: … Continue reading

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bird by bird by Anne Lamott

(Random thought before I actually saying anything useful.  The cat photo that WordPress likes to show on the log-in page always makes me wonder if I can actually be a successful novelist if I don’t like cats.  It seems that … Continue reading

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