All a writer wants for Christmas is…

What do you get your favorite indie-author for Christmas? I am positive at least 3, maybe even 4 of you out there are worried about this. And no, “get him to shut up about his books” is not an acceptable answer. Here are a few ideas for the precocious rogue of a writer that we…
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Why Summertime Kills Your Writing

Summer is around the corner, and all around the world writers are opening up their windows, smelling the fresh air, listening to the chirps of the birds…and tossing their productivity right outside with them. A warm summer day blows holes the size of dinner plates through your prose, and I’m not exactly sure why. Yes,…
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Never trust a writer who doesn’t take a vacation

I’m just back from an all too brief vacation. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that I’m a big proponent of stepping away from your work to gain perspective. I’m constantly amazed at, and slightly wary of, the new crop of writers that seem to be able to crank out more…
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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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