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Opinion pieces offering commentary on various aspects of book culture, publishing and self-publishing.

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Quick Link: How To Be A Writer: Traditional Publishing To Indie And Hybrid With John Birmingham

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn, makes sure to cover all her bases. She doesn’t just do post, no she has podcasts – with transcripts. Someday I want to grow up and be her. All her posts are interesting and great and […]

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Quick Link: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I always love these articles where people who have had some success reflect back and share behind the scenes with us. Today’s post is from Writers and Authors, where author John Herrick shares some of the things he has learned. ~ * […]

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Just be safe, ok?

I had in mind to write a very different post for tomorrow but then I made the choice to watch the news. Normally I am very pragmatic about life and a very positive person. But after finding out what is going on around the world, I have to admit that I am a little worried […]

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Quick Link: The Hack’s Guide to Dealing with Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Book reviews can either make you jump for joy or drive you crazy. One of my author friends gets really upset at “nonsense” reviews. You know the ones that are mad at Amazon or something completely out of your control but they […]

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Don’t miss out on the new

There is something comfortable about what is known. We know what to expect and don’t have to work harder than necessary. While I am a great fan of exploring the unknown and will always take the road less traveled, you can still get stuck in a rut, or even get overwhelmed by all the options […]

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Quick Link: Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This article hits home for me. I used to love creating quality ebooks for authors. Whatever you wanted I could do, things like drop caps, special inserted quotes, linked references all no problem. It is all just HTML/CSS to me. But I […]

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Lazy writing and Logan Lucky

There were enough of us home that we decided to go see a movie, and the one thing we all agreed on was Logan Lucky. I am going to try really hard to not spoil the movie for anyone who wants to see it but hasn’t yet, but this is your SPOIL ALERT warning. Read […]

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Dogs can’t tell time and neither can readers

If you own dogs, you know that old joke about dogs acting like you have been gone for 10 years when you just stepped outside to get the mail. We have two dogs, Paxil, a border collie/ Australian shepherd mix, and Lunesta (Lulu) who is a Papillion. Every morning the routine is usually the same. […]

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When you fall down, get back up and continue on.

When it rains it pours and that can’t be poignant enough for right now.  Poor Barbuda is pretty much wiped out, all the islands in the Carribean, Florida, Mexico, and of course Texas is still bailing out. Our good thoughts and wishes go out for all of you now and I promise to rearrange my […]

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Quick Link: Six Simple Reasons Our Story Sucks & How to Fix It

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The esteemed Kristen Lamb doesn’t pull any punches but this is the kind of tough love we all need to provide a quality product. Gird your loins and head on over to make sure you are not making any suck-worthy mistakes. ~ […]

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Quick Link: 10 Tips for Self-Published Authors

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Here are some good pointers from author Duncan M. Hamilton for writers who are thinking of becoming self-published. Head on over to Fantasy Faction for the full post. ~ * ~ 10 Tips for Self-Published Authors by Duncan M. Hamilton In publishing […]

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Quick Link: Social Media for Authors Like, Lurk, Linger

Quick Link: Social Media for Authors Like, Lurk, Linger

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Over at Shelly Hitz, she discusses the different types of social media personalities you are likely to have. Or be. So are you a liker, a lurker, or a linger? Depending on the day and the site, I could be any of […]

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Give what you promise.

I just finished a book, one I won’t name because I don’t want to be mean. The problem is that the book was really good, at least for the first half.  You could tell where the writer either had a deadline or just gave up. I hate that. It happens sometimes when I play an […]

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You can’t force success

You may have heard about The Handbook For Mortals scandal, where they tried to scam the New York Times best-selling list.  I am not sure how they thought they would get away with it and not have people figure the situation out. It was pretty blatant. Through out my career, I have had people ask […]

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Getting to know your world

One of the things I love to do is go shopping at specialty markets, and Los Angeles has so many great places. The Mexican grocery store down the street carries real bologna, the kind with the red strip around it. My great aunt in Newfoundland used to fry pieces up for breakfast, so being able […]

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