Naming Your Characters

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Opening lines

Have you ever noticed how some of the best opening lines are from the middle of the story?

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Why so many genres?

People often ask me why I write in so many genres.  I don’t have a definitive answer but I do have one.

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Editing Considerations

When it comes to editing my stories I see it as basically two types  of editing writing jif2 Read the rest of this entry »

Writer’s Groups

One of the resources available to new writers are critique groups.

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Publishing Costs and Considerations

I haven’t commented on this blog in a while but I feel the need today.  What about the cost of publishing electronically or setting up a POD with a self publishing firm?   writing jif

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What about being blocked?

smartbulb

There are so many things that can switch me on or switch me off

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A rejected query

Submitting query letters and receiving rejections are part of a writer’s life, at least all the writers I know.

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It’s all about marketing

When I started writing books I wasn’t doing it to get published. Oddly enough, I wanted to contribute to the industry I had spent my life working in, the Automobile business.  My automotive career had paid my bills and gave me a sense of worth. I climbed the ladder and experienced some wonderful success.  I wanted to share what I had learned but when I wanted to sell my books as an income source,  something changed.

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Kindle good and not so good support

Over the last couple of months I have asked Kindle support for some help.

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