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Russel Blake’s Craft Tip #3 – How To Write More, Faster

An inspiring post from crazy-productive indie novelist Russel Blake. Read it all! My favorite is Tip #10: The power of questions: Ask yourself, “How can I make this the best chapter I have ever written, and be excited and have

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Posted in Art and Obligation, Tips for eAuthors

Saving libraries and the culture of reading

I was reading about the death of bookstores and the lamentation of the masses, who will no longer have a place to meet, talk, and browse novels before going home and buying them on Amazon. Someone mentioned libraries should take

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Posted in Deep Thoughts

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
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