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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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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When Your Muse Goes On Strike

Many writers, professional and not, are at the mercy of very fickle Muses. Like OWS protestors or Union workers, Muses are very good at showing you their dissatisfaction, but not so good on explaining why or how to remedy it. For this reason I have written a list of common symptoms. The symptoms of a […]

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You Think Too Much…

One thing the internet has shown us quite clearly is that everyone wants to be heard. No one understands this desire better than authors. The opposite end of the spectrum has also been exposed through the power of message boards, blogs, fan sites, Goodreads and Amazon.com reviews: You think too much. I read a book […]

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