Monthly Archives: September 2014

Publishing Short Stories

I’m currently hip deep in novel-writing, but I saw a great post on Absolute Write about short stories and thought I’d share it. Without further ado: How to publish a short story, the quick version And to this I would … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Pitching Advice

I am, by no means, an expert on pitching.  I can’t write a good query letter to save my life.  (Although I think that also ties back to the novels I’ve tried to query and the fact that they were … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Written In Stone

I think as writers we sometimes get caught up in our own stories.  In the sense that we come to believe that that’s how it really happened.  We’re making up a world, making up characters, making up the events that … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Marketing and Promotion

A friend of mine is about to sign their first book deal.  (Yay!!)  And, as a result, we’ve had a couple chats about marketing and promotion. At the conference I attended earlier this month there was a great presentation on … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Using Self-Pub to Move to Traditional Pub

This came up at the conference and it also came up on one of the forums I read on a regular basis.  I think the problem with asking a question like this on a forum is that most of them … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Why You Need An Agent

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was at a writer’s conference this past weekend and picked up a lot of great information (as usual).  It’s interesting because I’ve gone to this particular conference for a few years now … Continue reading

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That Makes Me Feel Better

When I first decided to self-publish a few of my short stories, I put up a post here on my blog (since removed) that offered anyone who followed the blog one of those short stories for free.  I wasn’t trying … Continue reading

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POV Problems: The Series

Writing a novel is hard.  Writing a series is liking trying to raise triplets–exponentially more difficult than raising three separate children. There are so many ways that writers can go wrong with a series that aren’t noticeable at the book … Continue reading

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Oh, Internet How I Have Missed You!

Crazy to think that I grew up without the Internet.  How I managed, I do not know. Between doing a cross-country drive, not getting settled into my new place right away, having to wait for a tech to come out … Continue reading

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