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The Curious Case of Hybrid Authors and the Need for Speed

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the self-publishing market, it’s slow but unmistakable deterioration, and how author-publishers should approach the problem of a dwindling capacity to get their work in front of readers rather than having their stories sink to the bottom of the self-published slush pile. 1,482 more words


Why Every Writer Should Read "The Elements of Style"

You can’t break the rules until you know them—at least that’s what they say.  Yes, sure, you could inadvertently break the law, but stumbling into misdemeanor is not exactly what I’m talking about.   808 more words


Kicking Off—and a Message from Stephen King

Hello all! I am Manface.

I will be your guide through the mind of a particular vessel—a writer who tells me he would prefer to not have his identity disclosed. 335 more words


Back in the saddle

Good news on the writing (procrastination) front! My 40,000-word MPhil dissertation was submitted on 19 March, with two external markers currently assessing it. I should hear back in late May as to what, if any (but likely), changes are required before the dissertation can be finalised and the degree awarded. 325 more words

On Writing

Ironic Iconoclasm: Having a Holy Sense of Humor

Some time ago, I was asked a thoughtful and challenging question –

In two words or less, how would you describe your sense of humor?

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Spiritual Reflections

The return of The Lost One...sort of...

First of all, I’d like to apologise to all my readers for my long silence this year. I’ve wanted to put up a post for a while, but I’ve been swamped with (bill-paying) work and writing. 288 more words

“There is a specific feeling to writing when it feels good, like sliding into a very familiar sweater.  I like to try and inhabit an old memory again.  
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