Category Archives: Resources

Who Knew? Kindle Key Words

Just wanted to share this link. It turns out that for romance, SFF, children’s, teen/YA, mystery/thriller/suspense, and comics/graphic novels if you want your book on Amazon to be listed in certain sub-categories you need to choose specific key words when … Continue reading

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A Few Quick Data Points

So, I’ve always kind of wondered how sales ranking matched up with sales on that site where I self-pubbed my book.  (I don’t think it’s a violation of the contract terms to publish this, but just in case I’m leaving … Continue reading

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Short Sentences

So, I figured it’s about time I got back to being a useful blogger that discusses something or someone other than myself. And why not start with a “what’s the right length?” kind of question.  This time with respect to … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card’s Writing Workshop

It’s almost 10 o’clock on a Tuesday night and I just wrapped up attending OSC’s Writing Workshop.  I think I’ll have a lot to share/discuss over the coming week(s) as I process what I learned there, but I wanted to … Continue reading

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My Inbox is My Enemy

I don’t want to look at it, but I feel compelled to keep checking it.  Just in case… I try not to dwell on submission/rejection statistics here.  One, because it’s kind of depressing to do.  Two, because it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

I don’t have much to say today.  I split my novel up and now I have two 40,000 word novels to flesh out again.  Exciting thing is that I think this will make both stories better and I get to … Continue reading

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Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up

This is a consolidation post to get all the grammar/word usage/spelling links I’ve posted into one post and to consolidate my personal list of words I’ve seen misused or misspelled. But I’ll give one bonus link to a new article … Continue reading

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Spelling and Word Usage Revisited

Part of the fun I’ve been having this week is reading through some client documents.  And, while I am not reviewing them for word usage (I kind of wish I were so I could fix these issues), it has once … Continue reading

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How to drive yourself crazy while querying

I swore I wasn’t going to blog about the querying process, because I firmly believe in that whole “fake it ’til you make it” idea, so I didn’t want to document in detail my many little disappointments on the road … 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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