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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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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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First Horror Short Story Sale






The sale of my horror short story “The Invisible Enemy” is my first sale to a publisher. Even though the sale was for a mere $25 (which I will use to buy a hamburger dinner), it represents a moral victory … Continue reading




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Book Review System Is Running Amok






I’m hearing from other authors that reviews of their books are being posted on Goodreads even before the book has been made available for reading, even before the book is finished.  This is just another example of how book reviews … Continue reading




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