The wanabe novelist blues

This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]

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I’m just not that into me

When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog.  He didn’t even have an agent.  He just had a very determined publisher.  It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed.  During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours.  He simply continued his […]

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Evolution of a Book Cover

When people first started binding books, just the name on the side of the book was something only a skilled craftsman could do, embossing or stamping the leather that was used as the cover.  But even the earliest books have decorative covers: Illuminated texts like The Book of The Kells, might have given people the […]

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Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO

I’ve written two complete novels (neither one published, btw) with NANOWRIMO.  I think it’s about the best idea to happen to writers since the invention of ebooks. Everyone has a story in them.  Some of them are a little more interesting than others, but the great thing about NANOWRIMO turning thousands of amateurs into dedicated […]

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Muse’ings

My muse has been very generous lately.  I’ve been writing like a phenom, and pretty well too, if I do say so myself.  She’s (or he, just in case) even got my green thumb in harmony with her right now.  I started to work on some terrariums to add to the Realm of Calinor.  This […]

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