What I really think of… Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey’s Wool ‘The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do. While they thundered about frantically above, Holston took his time, each step methodical and ponderous, as he wound his […]

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What non-writers need to know about writers

This post is going out to all my non-writer friends and family, and is a (mostly) tongue-in-cheek list of things you should know about writers. There is a grain of truth to all of them, and of course, this list is incomplete, […]

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What Pad?

Wattpad is one of my most recent online discoveries when I was procrastinating researching ways to find an audience.   I’m an unknown author, and in this new world of Anyone Can Publish, being unknown is a huge problem. What’s also a […]

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Coping with change and my Big News

This change I can deal with.Image courtesy of Rebecca Barray WANA Commons I’m no longer big on change. I say “no longer” because I used to be all for it. Years ago, when a club I was involved with debated whether to […]

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Re-defining Failure – Writing Update

Contemplating my next move, even though I have no idea how to play chess. Things have been quiet around here over the past few weeks, and not much writing has been done. Not for want of trying – I’ve managed to get nearly […]

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Don’t be a Pirate’s Wench

Back when you could tell who the real pirates were by their uniforms I went to Target the other day to buy some new balls for my dogs. As I walked out of the store, a thought occurred to me. I’d just […]

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Tricking the Muse

Up until recently, I’ve really been struggling with my writing. I’ve been concentrating on my “Self-Publish or Die” five-year writing plan and the business side of things, and haven’t been working too hard on the actual writing side. Which is stupid really, […]

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Pick a Label, Any Label – Labelling Our Books

There’s a big discussion going on over at Rachelle Gardner’s blog at the moment (one of the many I currently cyber-stalk but have yet to post comment on), and it’s something I have started to think about since re-working my long-term writing plan. […]

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Sunday Sesh #18 – New Year’s Double-down

Since last Sunday was a dry sesh because of Christmas, this weekend is a double-down. That’s right – two beers in one Sesh. Incidentally, Christmas wasn’t exactly “dry”, as much as I just never got the chance to write about the beers […]

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