Tag Archives: Publishing

Some Updates

Hi there, thanks for popping in! How's it going? Well, you've met my cretin of a horse. He's keeping me busy — and out of pocket. First it was the shoes, then the vet…and there is no end in sight … Continue reading

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Do you write to publish, or do you write to write?

I've often wondered. There are many, many writers out there. Lots of them. Some are published authors, a lot more aren't. Some work hard to become published, for some being published is everything, and if it doesn't happen in a … Continue reading

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Say it like it is.

I make no bones about the fact that I hate the term "Pre Published" Author. I was never a "Pre Published Author", I've always been a writer. There is no such thing as "Pre Published". You're either published, or you're … Continue reading

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Now what…?

What happens after you sign on the dotted line? I shall detail the steps as they happen to me, now that the contract is signed.

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I’m gonna write a book!

Jesus, where the hell is everybody when they first deliver the typing paper? Where are all the "helpers" when those boxes full of silence come in? Blank. Both sides. No clues, no instructions enclosed on how to take just twenty-six … Continue reading

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To snark or not to snark

The topic of this post is content, and what your content says about you, the author.

Believe it or not, it says a lot.
The topics you choose tell your readers where your mind goes to wander, where it tiptoes through fields of daisies, or tapdances through minefields. (The latter is to be avoided, you tend to end up minus some limbs.)
Personally, I prefer to tiptoe through minefields, but hey… that’s me.
The crux of the matter is this: What you post is out there for all to see. Once it’s out there, you can’t take it back. Even if you delete it, some search engine probably already archived it someplace you can’t demolish — even if you want to.

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Web Site or…?

One of the most asked questions in my critique group (and most other places where writers linger and mingle) is “Should I have a website?”

The answer isn’t as simple as you might think.
It isn’t a simple yes or no.
In fact, it’s not the right question to ask.
The real question is: Should you have a web presence.
Then the answer is a resounding “Yes”

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