Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fail Fast, Fail Cheap

Note that I should not be writing this blog post but should instead be figuring out what project to start next.  (Advice to everyone else?  DO NOT try to maintain eight pen names.  Pick one direction and go in it.  … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts On What To Write

The funny thing that most writers quickly learn is that once they start writing they find that they have more ideas than they have hours in the day.  Which means you have to make a choice as to what to … Continue reading

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Writing Exercises Are Not Writing

I’m taking a writing course right now and as part of the course you have to complete various writing exercises.  You know, like “write a paragraph where you give insight into a character by describing their room rather than them.” … Continue reading

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Hugo Voting

If you’re like me and you registered to vote for the Hugos way back when but haven’t gotten around to doing so, there are only about two weeks left. I googled it today and turns out great minds think alike … Continue reading

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We All Have To Learn Our Own Lessons

The confluence of two events has me thinking about this at the moment.  One is the ongoing thread/argument over on a certain writing forum about how self-publishing is not a marathon.  And the other is a book I’m reading right … Continue reading

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Four Years, One Million Words

On July 11, 2011 I started writing towards publication.  It’s not the first time I’d picked up a pen and paper or even the first time I’d written a short story or poem, but it was the first time I … Continue reading

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Change Is Inevitable

Wow there is a lot of negativity and ugliness around right now.  At least on a certain writing forum.  It’s almost shocking in its intensity. And, no, I don’t have all the answers.  I’m not wildly successful at this self-publishing … Continue reading

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