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$.99 Sale, now with bonus silly ranting!
Teatime of the Living Dead is on sale for $.99 on Kindle from now until the 24th. This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. It combines three of my favorite things to write about– theatre, magic, and survival–with a good dollop of humor. Continue reading
So you have to write a blurb for your novel.
The blurb. That tiny bit of writing that stands guard at the gate and decides if people will buy your book or not. I’m in a small herd of writing groups and folks are always asking for help with their … Continue reading
To Write or not to Write the Word Fuck
Fuck is my favorite curse word. I like it because it’s fairly nondenominational. It does not insult anyone’s religion, race, or creed. It’s a word that can be used for everything but doesn’t actually mean much of anything. I say … Continue reading
Using Real Locations in Fiction
Using Real Locations in Fiction If a writer is creating a space opera on the edges of the Coaxilian Nebula in a galaxy next door, then it is up to the writer to create all the locations out of whole … Continue reading
Are Speech to Text Programs Useful to Writers?
Are Speech to Text Programs Useful to Writers? I belong to a writers group called 20booksto50k. The ideology behind it, is that by the time one has published twenty books, one can be making 50k a year. It’s not quite … Continue reading
Making Your Own Book Trailer (if you have to.)
Making your own book trailer is much like making your own cover- if you can afford it, hire a professional. Me, while I’ve been writing for years, I’ve just started publishing as an Indie author. At this point, I don’t … Continue reading
Starting Your Novel with Backstory? Don’t.
Starting Your Novel with Backstory? Don’t. I’ve gotten some great free eBooks by being involved in the Kindle Scout program. You nominate a book, it gets selected for publication, and you get a free book. You get a free book … Continue reading
Top 7 Newbie Writer Mistakes
We all start out somewhere. None of us are awesome novel writers right off the bat. That’s to be expected. No one goes straight from “I think I might write a book” to Stephen King, writing superstar, just as no … Continue reading
Grammarly- Help or Hindrance?
Grammarly is a grammar checking program for writers. There are several forms of the program, but today I’m here to talk about the plug-in for Microsoft Office. This plug-in also works for Microsoft Word, you don’t have to actually own Office … Continue reading
The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon.
The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon. This is a subject I’ve touched on before, but a recent experience has convinced me to devote an entire blog post to it. I bought an e-book, the first of a series, because … Continue reading