Monthly Archives: October 2011

More on XLibris Publishing

This is a short post, but important. I got a call a few days ago from a woman in XLibris’ Customer Service Department. She told me she’d been out of town when my first email arrived (two weeks ago) and … Continue reading

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Meeting Harsh Reality Head-on

Or, a Self-publishing nightmare come to Life. If you are a self-published author, or hope to one day be self-published, or even just a fan of mine, you might find this both interesting and educational. My first two novels, “The … Continue reading

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On Descriptive Writing, Character Development and Other Stuff

  I follow a few blogs, mostly those written by other authors whose opinions I trust. One of the finest I’ve come across lately is written by Sarah A. Hoyt (http://accordingtohoyt.com/author/accordingtohoyt/). She hits the proverbial nail square on its little … Continue reading

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Work your fingers to the bone, and what do you get?

  Boney fingers, of course. I do admire Jethro Tull. What a great American Philosopher (for a British Band, of course). So that’s what I’ve been doing, lately, and why I have not posted recently. Very busy in a non-profitable … Continue reading

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