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In a Rush

I have a personality flaw.  It has traveled with me if not from birth, then from childhood. It’s the drive to finish, the sense that I have to complete whatever it is I’m working on in a hurry.  Time feels … Continue reading

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Writing an Epic Fantasy

For three years I’ve had an enormous idea in my head.  Those writers out there probably know the kind I’m talking about.  It’s a huge plot that seems beyond my capacity to do well.  I want to give it justice. … Continue reading

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Motivation

I haven’t written in over a week.  Something happened and whoosh, the energy just drained out of my projects.  So what could a writer who has no motivation possibly say about motivation? Over the course of the last few months … Continue reading

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How to lose your audience in 3…2…1

The first rule of writing is easy.  Don’t bore your readers.  If a writer is tortured trying to think of the proper words when writing, the reader probably is, too.  Most writers learn that immediately upon entering into serious authorship. … Continue reading

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Every Day

What’s the secret to your success?  Every author stands at the edge of the great ocean of Amazon books and looks longingly at those few top sellers and wonders.  “Why are they selling?”   I’m wading in.  I’ve gotten off the … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire Department Results

I feel that at ten days, I can give a fair representation of the results from the Kindle Fire Department book of the day sponsorship on Jan 1st. The first day about halfway through the day brought 11 sales. After … Continue reading

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Reverse Advice: One Dimensional Characters

For quite some time I’ve been reading page upon page of advice to new writers.  And the more I mull it over, the more I realize a lot of it is wrong or at least incomplete. So let’s talk one … Continue reading

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