Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Little Self-Publishing Reality Check

A year ago I decided to self-publish some of my short stories that had come close at pro markets, but hadn’t received that coveted “Yes, we’ll buy it.”  I figured I’d rather control them than sub to semi-pro and I’d … Continue reading

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Kindle Scout

For those of you that don’t know, Amazon has a new program out called Kindle Scout.  It’s yet another way to maybe get published through Amazon (beyond self-pub or one of their imprints). Could be useful if Amazon uses their … Continue reading

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A Writerly Moment

When you decide to scrap the last 12,000 words from the latest draft of your 75,000-word novel because you’ve decided it just doesn’t work. Good times!      

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More Writing Advice Books!! (And a long digression about writing full-time)

Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m a voracious reader of writing advice books.  (I like to think the results of all that reading show in my actual writing, but, well, who knows.  They’re still … Continue reading

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Writing Advice

In the last week I went to a couple of different events meant to give writing advice.  One was by an author on self-publishing and one was by an author talking about writing series.  Both were useful, but I was … Continue reading

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Which Is Easier? Novels or Short Stories

I have 227 pages of novel sitting next to me waiting for review, which makes it the perfect time to write a blog post… The other day on one of the forums someone made the assertion that it’s far more … Continue reading

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Half a Million Words

Sometime in the last week or two I hit the half million word mark.  That’s counting words since I decided to get “serious” about this writing thing about three and a little years ago.  And only counting words written for … Continue reading

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The Danger Zone

Some people write no matter what is happening in their lives.  Every day they write.  Others of us, not so much.  There has to be some conscious effort put forth to make us write.  Which doesn’t mean we don’t write … Continue reading

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