An Author’s New Year’s Resolution

2012 is approaching like a freight train. It’s going to be here very shortly, and with it will come the yearly tradition of assessing oneself; of taking stock of one’s life as it now stands, and of making heartfelt and drunken resolutions to better oneself that will most likely be forgotten in the morning. Imagine…
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The Twelve Days of Christmas: Writer’s Edition

Hello writers. Christmas time is here. Let’s all pretend for a second that we’ll be getting a lot of presents this year. I know this may be a stretch, given that many of us are maladjusted introverts who deserve coal, and if giving means receiving, many others of us are out of luck because we’re…
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The Nine Circles of Indie-Publishing Hell

According to Virgil, Hell has nine circles. Also, not at all coincidentally, so does independent publishing. Just like you can follow Dante’s travels through the different Hells in The Inferno, here we will visit the nine different types of Hell an indie author can find themselves in. There’s one for everybody! Step right up! Circle…
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The black days of writing

There comes a time in every writer’s career…no, scratch that, there comes a couple of times in every writer’s career…wait, strike that again, there are many times during the writing process…hold on, I can phrase that better: There comes many times during every waking day of a writer’s life in which they come to the…
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It’s time to get weird in your writing

One of the biggest fears writers have is that we’ll work our faces off for years writing and editing and perfecting our novels only to have someone else publish something similar right before we can get ours out to market. Then that Doppelganger goes on to hit it big: they sign with the best agency…
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