Tag Archives: publishing

What does it mean

When the book you’re reading telling you “how to get a book published” is the only book the author OF THAT book has in print?

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Update on my “fireside chats with successful people” idea.

   I Actually don’t intend to call it that–I mean why would I want to dump Franklin D. Out of his originality chair?  I unexpectedly got my first hit the other day–an email from an author whose work I am … Continue reading

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Chuck Taylors, ukuleles, and my own sanity.

I really wish I was a one-note samba.  I mean it.  I wish I had one ability, one passion, one benevolent, artistic master to which I paid supplication and deference. But that isn’t me.  One minute I’m a blogger.  The … Continue reading

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My favorite guitar solo of all time

Growing up in a varied and independent pentecostal/charismatic circle of spiritual youth-rearing had many cool side-effects.  Not the least of which was the ability to pursue music that was loud, melodic and passionate. At age thirteen, I bought my first … Continue reading

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Comments, re-blogging, and the gratuitous traffic grab

Any engaged writer that has ever sat and Googled “How can increase my blog traffic” soon realized:  the sites you are sent to did the same thing once and figured out that making a blog about increasing web traffic does … Continue reading

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Exercise: The six-word horror story

A while back, I saw a favorite blogger of mine–someone who does what’s called an “overnight thread” make a brief pass at this subject.  It was an exercise such as this one in which a full story arc can be … Continue reading

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This momentum thing can get addicting (Oh, and WHAT ABOUT posting one’s work to the blog?)

All right.  Seems like trying to pinch the germ of an idea out of one’s cerebral petrie dish is the hard part.  I’m already a chapter in to my work.  For me–THIS is the comparative cakewalk. Those that have been … Continue reading

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