Monthly Archives: April 2013

A May Challenge

With April (and therefore this year’s first Camp NaNo) winding down, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing some sort of challenge for next month.  I’ve thought about a writing challenge, but I should be done with my current … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo and Writing Quirks

This will be a short entry, as most of my spare words are being spent on Camp NaNo.  After a month of not writing nearly enough, I have spent the past few days feverishly play catch-up.  20k in four days … Continue reading

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On Audiobooks

In Monday’s post, I told you that there would be two entries resulting from me finishing The Lies of Locke Lamora, and here is the second!  It’s not directly about the book, but rather, my thoughts on how I read … Continue reading

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Inspiration (from the Lies of Locke Lamora)

I recently finished a book, The Lies of Locke Lamora, that is actually going to inspire two blog posts (look for the other Thursday!).  So, it was quite the read, let me tell you, and one of the few books that … Continue reading

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Coin of the Realm

Several weeks ago, I was explaining my love of horror movies, which really can be expanded to my love for all speculative fiction.  There is something very specific about it that I love, which also informs other areas of my … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo and Pantsing

Today is the midpoint of Camp NaNo, and I thus far give myself a resounding “eh”.  I’m not at the halfway point of what I wanted to write this month, and am likely to fall further behind instead of pushing … Continue reading

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Author (not Writer) Skills – A Request for Opinions

“It seems that new authors need to learn how to shift from being an artist that wants to share their work with the world and into a business person that’s selling a product.” I wish that I could remember where … Continue reading

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Errata Thoughts on Self-Publishing

There have been a few blog posts from those I follow (mostly from Chuck Wendig, with his posts linking to a few articles) about self-publishing this week, and it’s gotten me thinking about it again.  Well, still, as truth be … Continue reading

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Regularity

So I’ve maintained a rather lackadaisical attitude towards this blog since…well, forever, really.  But that’s going to change! Just, you know, not much, because big change is scary. I’m going to start making use of this really nifty feature that … Continue reading

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That Amazon Thing

So, amazon is buying (or has bought?) GoodReads, and a lot of people are in a tizzy over it, talking about how Amazon is going to become this giant monopoly and…well, details are a little sparse as to how they’ll … Continue reading

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