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Self Publishing v. Small Press v. Big Box Publishers

Some time ago I did a guest post on my thoughts about which of the many publishing routes are the best for which authors. Recently a friend on Facebook, Sandi Fanning, asked me the exact same question. 1,086 more words

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Keep Writing!

Bob Clary from Webucator contacted me on behalf of NaNoWriMo, inviting me to do a December “wrap up” post about what keeps me going as a writer. 506 more words

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For the second year in a row, I couldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a contraction of NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. Authors try to write 50,000 words in one month, essentially writing a novel. 180 more words

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My Design Process: Logo Design

Over the years, I’ve developed my own process for designing logos. This is a system that seems to work for me. I’m not suggesting that it is the “best way.” If you are a designer however, maybe there’s something here to help you customize your own process. 908 more words

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Novel Writing - My Process: Motivation

Novelist Tim Waggoner was asked by one of his creative writing students for tips on “how to stay motivated to write.” I offered this suggestion: 89 more words


Ode to My Editor

For a long time, I hated editing. I don’t mean that I just thought of it as an enemy or even a nemesis. I mean, it vexed me and stood like an inexorable sentinel between me and my dreams. 588 more words

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Novel Writing - My Process: Plotting

In a discussion of Stephen King’s book On Writing, he claims he doesn’t see the value in plotting. This is what I had to say on the subject on the eve of the 2014 NaNoWriMo: 120 more words