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Monthly Archives: September 2013
Some Useful Bibs and Bobs
(Bibs and bobs? What can I say. Every once in a while I pretend I’m from somewhere else…Poorly.) So, I have a few random links to share that I thought might be useful to folks. First, do you write inspirational … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Writing Tagged a post that's not about me!, being a writer, Books & Such blog, Hayden Trenholm blog, inspirational romance books needed, loneliness, read a book you hate, writing, writing rules Comments Off on Some Useful Bibs and Bobs
Best Practice vs. Reality (Some Self-Pubbing Thoughts)
In my day job we throw around the phrase “best practice” a lot. Basically, we tell clients that something may not be required by law or regulation, but that it’s a best practice to do it. A lot of times … Continue reading
Posted in My Writing, Writing Tagged being a writer, good thing about this is that if no one buys my books then that doesn't mean I'm a bad writer it just means I'm shitty at marketing, I can spin anything, less than a week away, self-publishing, what I'd love to do versus what I'm actually going to be able to do, writing Comments Off on Best Practice vs. Reality (Some Self-Pubbing Thoughts)
“I Never Want To Read That Story Again”
That’s what my mom just told me about the story I had her read. You’d think that when someone says that about something you wrote that it would be a bad thing. Don’t you want readers to love a story … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, My Writing, Writing Tagged being a writer, critiques, indifference is the true enemy, writing 1 Comment
Thoughts on Book Ratings
Wow! This is post number 400. I could’ve written four novels by now. (Of course, blog writing and novel writing are not the same thing at all, so that’s not really true. But still. That’s a lot of me blathering … Continue reading
What Are The Risks?
I sat in on a presentation by a fairly successful self-publisher this weekend and he was encouraging everyone to take their trunked short stories or novels and throw them up on Amazon. As he put it, “What are the risks?”
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged being a writer, it's not all sunshine puppies and rainbows, self-publishing, there are risks to any decision, writing Comments Off on What Are The Risks?
Being Original Is Overrated
This came up in the OSC workshop a bit and I’ve been thinking about it with respect to my first novel and using clichés and…all sorts of things. Buckle your seat belts. I’m about to ramble a bit.
Posted in Advice, General Musings, Writing Tagged cliches, originality, OSC Writing Workshop, story is KING 2 Comments
What IS The Next Step?
(Note to self: Do not talk to your mother when you’re frustrated about writing stuff. Because being asked, “So why aren’t you published yet?” does not help.) I feel like I’m stuck. Like I’m just a little bit away from … Continue reading
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Priming Your Reader
I was just looking at the pile of writing samples I reviewed for this upcoming conference and on one I’d written a note that I would have stopped reading the story due to the violence on the first page. There … Continue reading
Posted in General Musings, Writing Tagged anything is fine as long as you give it a real purpose, being a writer, gratuitous crap will make me close a book and never open it again, writing, writing about unpleasant things Comments Off on Priming Your Reader