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Some More Writing Advice – Beginning, Middle, End

Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been working on my other business … and that took a lot of time and energy. Even so, I’ve been overwhelmed with the great responses to my short story ebook, “Sequoia”. Thanks go to … Continue reading

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Dying to Forget – Trish Marie Dawson

The other day, I talked about how writing in present tense is a sign of a beginner and amateur. I still mean it. And that’s why I almost didn’t continue with this novel. Even so, I dug in, and here, … Continue reading

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What Happens in Bed

Once again, a novel served as inspiration for this blog post. And once again it wasn’t in a good way, so novel and author shall remain unnamed. This time, we’re talking about sex. In books. And in an abstract way. … Continue reading

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Simon & Schuster … no fun for writers

This is something every author must know and be aware of. Thanks to David Gaughran, we have the details now: Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing operation, Archway Publishing, contracting one of the most disreputable players in the business … Continue reading

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A Grumpy Old Man

… that’s what Egilbert is. He is the archivist of Lar Elien. I always envision him wearing a grey habit, not sure why. He has grey hair, is rather impatient and dislikes women. The libary is his home, high up … Continue reading

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Der Mannwolf – First Chapter

Today, I would like to treat you to the first chapter of my (and Timo’s) novel “Der Mannwolf von Königsberg” (The Manwolf of Königsberg). It’s a rough translation, but I hope it gives you an idea of the flavor of … Continue reading

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BuchmesseConvention 2012

Sadly, I don’t have any pictures. Thinking myself smart, I packed the charging cable for my camera and then went and forgot the camera itself. Even so, I want to tell you about an amazing weekend. For me, the BuCon … Continue reading

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A Smith Demands More

Have you had that happen? Does your subconscious plan your novels behind your back? At the moment, I have little time to spend with Lar Elien. My other life as therapist is claiming most of my attention right now. That’s … Continue reading

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Intricacies of Modern Book Marketing

Yesterday, I posted about how frustrated I am that Amazon still isn’t carrying our novel, “Der Mannwolf von Königsberg”. This simple fact makes marketing the novel rather difficult. (And it’s one reason I haven’t posted much about it.) I admit, … Continue reading

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Schattenblüte – Die Verborgenen by Nora Melling

Now, this is a review of a book that is only available in German and Polish for now. I hope there will be an English language edition eventually. Still, I’d like to give you an idea what this novel is … Continue reading

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