The Writing Life

Critiques And Reviews

I’ve been oh so busy trying to finish up a number of projects. Of course, all I want to do is sleep for a week, I’m so tired. That isn’t going to happen anytime soon though. Along with writing there is the necessity of critiques and reviews. I always get a kick out of critiques,
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Another Week, A Ton More New Projects

Last week was…interesting. Just when I think I’m getting through my to-do list, I add more stuff to it. A project that I had kind of forgotten about was cancelled due to issues over the cover. Then it was uncancelled when another publisher picked up the idea. I’ll be doing the cover for the new
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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about marketing. Nick Cole has a new course on book marketing he’s pimping and Russell Newquist of Silver Empire Press and Brian Niemeier, have gone back and forth talking marketing. You can find their posts here and here and here. I find it all fascinating since I finally
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Where Did All This Work Come From?

So, there are less than sixty days until I leave for Dragon Con. Which means I have less than sixty days to get a ton of stuff done. Ugh. I am considering taking some time off from everything, except my day job. You can stop laughing now. It’s not that funny. I really am not
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Liberty Con Report

Wow! This year was my first ever Liberty Con and it was amazing. It was also, one of my most productive cons. And, most exhausting. I met a bunch of people I’ve only ever known online (Jon Del Arroz, Russell Newquist, Morgan Newquist, Alfred Genneson, Ben Olsen, Monalisa Morgan Foster, Hans Schantz, etc etc etc
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This morning I am starting my 14 hour drive to Liberty Con in Chattanooga TN where I’ll be a guest. So, I will try to post between now and Monday, but no guarantees. If you’re at Liberty Con this weekend, stop by and say hello. I’ll be there signing my book on Saturday afternoon and
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Copyright And Book Covers

The issue of book covers and copyrights came up recently due to some memes that I created for other authors. In my book cover presentations, I make it very clear to people that if you don’t have express permission to use an image, don’t. Better safe than sorry for DIY projects. Of course, there are
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New Release: Jake: A Relic Hunter Short

I have a new short out. Jake: A Relic Hunter Short If you’ve read St. Lucian’s Star over at Lyonesse.silverempire.org, you’ll have already met Lillyanne and Jake. If not, here’s you’re chance to read about how Jake came into Lillyanne’s life and find a few surprises about him. You can get the story for free
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Working Like Crazy, But Getting Nowhere Fast

The good news first. My short story, St. Lucian’s Star is up at Lyonesse. Check it out. I have a short accepted to Mercury, the first of the Planetary Anthologies that Superversive Press is putting out. My book is now available in print through CreateSpace. Now for the other news. Lately, this is what I feel
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