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Thought for the day

I don’t pay attention to the naysayers.  I pay attention to my craft.  A writer should be his own harshest critic.

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Writing

I write the types of books I want to read.

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Thought for the day

Am I becoming a better writer or just more commercial?  Nothing in my book sales indicates I’m becoming more commercial.

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Experiences with Kindle Scout

I have submitted my new thriller Dying to Breathe to the Kindle Scout program.  The campaign began a couple of days ago.  The one drawback that I have encountered so far is that if you request the editing of a typo … Continue reading

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Game Plan

For my next book, which is an apocalyptic science-fiction thriller, I am going to do things a bit different than I’ve been doing.  I’ve been self-publishing my zombie books and haven’t been submitting them to agents beforehand.  (My new book … Continue reading

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Bad for Business?

There’s an interesting article in the current New Yorker about the future of the publishing industry.  It doesn’t look bright for the Big Five publishers.  On the other hand, it looks rosy for Amazon, according to the author of the … Continue reading

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Writing Is Ruthless

I murdered adverbs and buried them in unmarked graves yesterday as I finished editing my newest short story.  Writing is ruthless.  It’s not enough to create a story.  You have to attack it like a gunslinger and kill off the … Continue reading

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New Horror Short Story

I finished my newest horror short story today and am now working on editing the first draft.

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Words

I ground out 1500 words today for a new short story.  I’m not done yet.  I think I’ll grind out some more.

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This Writing Life

I can’t write without knowing what I’m going to write.  Apparently some people have no trouble sitting down, staring at a blank sheet of paper or a blank computer screen, and typing out a story or book without having a … Continue reading

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