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The Article of Doom

She'd heard all these things before.She knew the chances of landing a traditional publishing deal were astronomical. All the statistics were the same. All the naysaying was the same. And that nagging voice telling her the minimum wage day job was all she would ever know?Yes, that too was the same.So why was this article… Continue reading The Article of Doom

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First Sentences, Paragraphs, and Chapters – May Round Robin

Topic: Has so much emphasis been placed by other writers advice, publishers, reviewers, etc. on authors to have a spectacular opening page/1st chapter that the rest of the story sometimes gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? Having just read Sol Stein's On Writing, I fear I might be a little… Continue reading First Sentences, Paragraphs, and Chapters – May Round Robin

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Writing and Business and the In-Between

As of this evening my novelette "Torven" has a completed rough draft. Given its very small length (16006 words) I have been toying around with the idea of giving it away for free or really, really cheap (after it's gone through a rigorous editing) which has led me to the normal marketing spiel/debate. I've been… Continue reading Writing and Business and the In-Between

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Owning Your Craft – Sedition Version

I began reading Sedition to my son recently. He's seven now and the whole Fantasy world of Dyngannon seems to appeal to him. That or he just really likes the sword on the cover. I'm pretty sure much of the story is over his head but, he picked it and all. (Don't worry, we read… Continue reading Owning Your Craft – Sedition Version