My writing year in review – 2016

Isn’t this how these blogs work at the beginning of 2017?  You look back over the past twelve months to see what went well, what didn’t go well and set some goals for the coming year.  That feels like the right thing to do. From a personal standpoint, 2016 was somewhat challenging.  I lost a […]

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The struggling author – tracking progress with Self Publishing School

I’ve made a few posts on the ole blog here referencing my struggles with selling my work, and mostly I try to make light of the situation, but in truth, I absolutely love to write, and in further (more painful) truth, if I don’t find a way to at least make it pay for itself, […]

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Self publishing your novel tip #2 – Where do I start?

Two of my personal icons in the writing world are Stephen King and Lee Childs, two authors whose stories have captivated me, interested me, and driven me to become an author myself.  Two men who I completely and utterly respect and who undeniably know what they’re talking about when it comes to writing. Yet, when […]

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Self Publishing your novel tip #1 – whatever you do, don’t listen to me

Still here?  Don’t follow direction very well, huh? Honestly, I’m starting this post not having a clue how I’m going to finish.  In that way, it’s very unlike how I write, which is exceedingly outline-based. I am not a “seat of the pants” writer by any stretch. Well, apparently, unless you count blog posts. At […]

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Adventures in Self Publishing – Six Months later

It was November, 2014 when I actually got semi-serious about self publishing, deciding to participate in NanoWriMo 2014, and managing to spew out my entire 110,000 word novel during that short four week span. Then, for the next nine months I began this strange twisted journey towards the world of self publishing, learning a lot […]