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A Little Inspiration

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands… “Love left a window in the skies and to love I rhapsodize”

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What I Miss About Traditional Publishing

Although I am now an indie author, I was traditionally published—i.e. published by big publishing houses based in New York City—for twenty years. It was almost exactly the twentieth anniversary of my first sale when I stepped away from traditional publishing. 2,503 more words

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DNF a Book

DNF

I remember the first time I saw the acronym in a Twitter conversation between an editor and an author. I politely intruded to ask what it meant. 798 more words

Reading

Review: a few belated thoughts on Game of Thrones, Season 5 (with many spoilers)

So I finally finished Season 5 of Game of Thrones and I know I should be emotionally manhandled at this point by all the cynical backstabbery… 1,271 more words

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5+ Online Resources You're Not Using for Story Ideas (But Should)

You know how to use Google to find a story prompt. You might have some books of prompts, or some blogs you follow, maybe even a subscription that sends a nice prompt to your email every day. 2,414 more words

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A Little Effort Today Can Lead to Big Results a Year from Now

If you’re struggling with writing – find yourself unable to get any creative writing done – you should know that even the smallest effort you make to move forward today can reap noticeable results a year from now. 458 more words

Inspiration

A Little Inspiration

I can never watch a scary movie without thinking about this Eddie Izzard bit about how people in horror movies have all had their “common sense glands removed”…

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