Monthly Archives: March 2012

Italics Are Not Your Friend

I have begun to notice the over use of italics in fiction. It’s always bugged me but lately it seems to be on the rise. So I am going to say it now and you are free to disagree. New … Continue reading

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Editing the Undead

Writing a novel is the entertaining part. The real excitement comes when it is time to begin the editing process. And i do mean process. Never kid yourself into thinking that one time past your eyes doth an edit make. … Continue reading

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Watch “So You Want to Write a Novel” on YouTube

This is too funny and sadly too true in our current world. I just had to share this.  https://www.youtube.com/v/c9fc-crEFDw Posted from WordPress for Android

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Designing a Front Cover

Writers are often the last person consulted about the cover for their work. In most cases the publisher turns the responsibility over to the graphic artists in the marketing department. Independent writers are their own marketing department so coming up … Continue reading

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Monday Left-overs

This is a post of mine from the library tech blog, MCLC TechTalk on My Thoughts on the New iPad. Short summary, it is a really neat device but it does little that is new or different from what iPads already do. … Continue reading

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My Other Pastime

In addition to my writing I also make time for playing guitar. I am a member of the Desert Blues Project, a Blues band based in Goodyear. We have some shows coming up in March that I wanted to let … Continue reading

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I Never Promised You an E-book

The big news this past week in library-land is the price hike Random House initiated for e-books sold to libraries. For those keeping score Random House was one of the few publishers still selling e-books to libraries. Though I imagine … Continue reading

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This is What It’s All About

For me the most satisfying part of being a writer is when you have that pile of pages in front of you. All your work, your creativity is there in a stack of black marks on paper. You can talk … Continue reading

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