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To Self-Publish Or Not To Self-Publish


Tweet of the Day: Endings and Modern Authors ——– That is the question, specially in the age of digital publication. Should you stick to the tried and true methods or cut through the red tape and plunge yourself into the icy waters of do-it-yourself publication? What about the costs? Marketing? Competition? Time allotment? Quality control? […]

Rewiring


  Well, it’s that time of year: to look back, to ahead, for resolutions and revaluations. 2010 sucked for me. Family illness, death in the family, recurring health problems. Little traction on the writing front. So, time to make some hard decisions. Neither Here nor There… is getting shelved until I find the proper market […]

Characters: The Main Man


The Head Honcho, The Big Cheese, Numero Uno, The Boss, King of the Castle, Lord of his Domain, The Hero, Enter the Dragon, I mean the Main Character. He stands at the apex of the character pyramid.  He, she or it (yes it can be an it although difficult to pull off)  that lies at […]

This Week: Characters


  Sorry for the long silence. To be honest I had one of my “episodes” which meant I was semi-functional during the week. Also making some serious decisions about my writing in general and specifically what to do with the material I already accumulated (two and half novels and nearly a dozen short stories in […]

Open Beta


Everyone has inner demons. Anthony calls his Dad. Log line for Neither Here Nor There…. I here by announce that my first book is open for a second round of Betas. The first round did not go so well and I need a few brave volunteers to give it the old once over and tell […]

No NaNo This Year


And I won’t be as cool as all my fellow scribes who are counting the days to NaNo 2010. A few reasons why: RoE (Part 1) is in full bloom. I’m writing, organizing and generally trying to give birth to this bad boy. I think I’m half way through but won’t know until later on. […]

My Main Character is an A-Hole:A Query Pitch in Progess


Michael, the MC in my first book is self confident to the point of arrogance. There, I said it. I still like him. Why? I mean arrogance is not a trait many people like to put up with arrogant jerks in real life, let alone in their fiction. Of course, Michael is clever enough not […]