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The Casual Writer

I am a casual writer. …Meaning, writing is not how I make my living and I do not follow any schedule for writing and publishing. I do not have a […]

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Write a Better Book

I read an interview recently where a writer mentioned how much emphasis is placed on marketing these days, as though marketing will sell your books. She went on to say […]

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Write What You Know

How does a writer get an idea for a story? The old saying “Write what you know” comes to mind. Recently, a new follower on Twitter sent me the tweet […]

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A Writer’s Website Strategy

For writers, the rule is ironclad. All the experts tell us we absolutely, positively must have a website. So you do it. You register “yourauthorname.com,” fire up WordPress and you’re […]

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Thunderbolts and Laser Pens

Okay, I’m probably not alone in this, but it’s maddening how many ideas come to me when I’m not really at leisure to write any of them down. 1 AM […]

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Writing with Ferocity: An Author’s Manifesto

A writing career isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s for the tough. It’s for the ferocious. You’ll find yourself writing things that you never meant to write, and defending things that […]

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21st Century Writer who started in the 20th…

I started writing when I could pick up a pen. Or pencil. Or crayon. I wrote this work – from a series I called “Little Books for Children” – at […]

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Writing THE END Is Only the Beginning

Self-publishing is nothing new: Proust, Joyce, Mark Twain, Zane Grey, Upton Sinclair, Carl Sandburg, Anais Nin did it… and the list goes on and on, and no one is going […]

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Guest Post: The Meaning of Life and Other Minutia

42. <Scanning the comments for people who got the reference.> OK, silliness aside, it’s a good thing to ponder. It’s a thing I doubt anyone will ever NOT ponder. Isn’t […]