Monthly Archives: November 2015

14 Stages of Self-Publishing

Decide you’re finally going to publish. Besides, Amazon says it’s easy. Spend a week trying to figure out how to get Scrivener to work so you can convert your files. Buy the Dummy book and discover you need one for

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I’m Published

I’m sitting here trying to sort out the complex mix of elation/fear/relief/anxiety. The surge of it is quite a potent thing, and it completely overwhelmed me. I managed to go see Mockingjay tonight, and that’s about it. I have an actual

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Suiko and the Puzzle Box–A Children’s Play

This review is a change of pace–a play instead of a novel. I’ve written one play for a pageant, and it’s a lot harder than you’d think. And as a former teacher, I appreciate that it has enough parts that

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Interview with Daniel White–Publisher at Thinkerbeat

I met Daniel White at Thinkerbeat, which is a site that I highly recommend. They have frequent contests, and you don’t even have to win to appear in their online magazine if they like your work. Their first anthology, The

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Posted in The Art of Losing

6 Formatting Tips for Smashwords, Kindle, and CreateSpace

Ugh. Formatting. There is not a single Anglo-Saxon epithet vile enough to do it justice. I hate formatting. I loathe it down to the very toenails of my soul. However, I made it harder on myself than I needed to,

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The Art Of Description: How Much Do You Need?

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
One of my favorite books is Stephen King’s On Writing, and one of my favorite parts of that book is when he describes the rabbit. Remember that part? After a few sentences, readers pictured a…

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Interview with Marian Perera

Our guest this week is one of my friends from Absolute Write, Marian Perera. She was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Dubai, studied in Texas and lives in Toronto. For now. She works as a medical laboratory technologist by

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