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Placing Literature

I was recently invited to take part in a very cool website,, where authors (and readers) are encouraged to map each scene of their books on a real-world map. The map is integrated with every other entry, so you

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Posted in My Books & Titles, The Journey

Speed, Literature, and Success

Speed I had a conversation recently with some indie writer friends and we were comparing notes on how to write faster and better. Two of them are following a particular method (Book in a Month) that shuts off your inner

Posted in Craft, Deep Thoughts

A bevy of author blogs

Nice little round-up of blogs authors of all stripes, indie and trad alike, should be following. By Mick Rooney,

Posted in Epublishing News

What do cooking and writing have in common?

A nice little observation in the Harvard Business Review combining Anthony Bourdain, business, and–in my case–writing. First found on The Passive Guy, but visit HBR for the original! How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day by Ron

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Posted in Excellence in Writing

Sisters in Crime – Dropping the Ball

As a member of the mystery writers group Sister in Crime (SinC, for short), I receive a monthly email update called Sinc Links, a kind of round-up of things that affect the publishing and writing world in general, and mystery

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Posted in Epublishing News

The Wicked Flee – An Explanation

Some readers have expressed disappointment/concern that there’s “less Marty” in the latest book, The Wicked Flee. I’ve put together an elucidation of why I did what I did that might help explain things, including some tricks of the trade that

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Posted in Craft, My Books & Titles

Men Reading Books

If you’re looking for a great review blog that gives you thoughtful, cogent summaries of books you probably want to read, check out Men Reading Books. MRB does a nice job of giving a quick overview with a succinct, honest

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