Monthly Archives: November 2017

Slow-and-Go

Congested freeway traffic is not really a lot like writing a novel, but the simile will serve. Sometimes you’re zipping along in high gear, and sometimes the process slows to a crawl or comes to a screeching halt. Sometimes you … Continue reading

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Building It Up, Tearing It Down

Thirty years or so ago, I was a member of an active writers’ critique group called the Over The Hill Gang. This was before the Internet, you’ll understand. We met face to face, seven or eight of us every month, … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction

The trouble with being a white, middle-class writer in the 21st century, and specifically a writer of fantasy or science fiction, is that human culture is a lot stranger than we’re inclined to think it is. We tend to make … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: The Sandbox

For a few days, I thought I was going to use draft2digital to upload my novel(s) in ebook format to all of the leading online retailers. No up-front fees, I can use my own ISBN, and they do the file … Continue reading

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A Site for Sore Eyes

Every indie author would love to make oodles of money. Put your books up on Amazon and wait for the dough to roll in! And wait, and wait, and wait…. Marketing is not something most authors are proficient in, and … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Browsers

If you want to sell books, you need a website. I get that. I’ve had a personal website for close to 20 years now. It’s hand-coded and quirky, but that’s all right, because nobody ever visits it unless they’re looking … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

Yowza! The covers for my series are now finalized. Had to crop them to get them all into the header there. The designs are by Karri Klawiter (artbykarri.com), and I recommend her highly. With respect to availability, Book 1 will … Continue reading

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