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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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What I Hate When People Market Their Ebooks

As I’m thinking about self-publishing, I’m also trying to get a feel for how to market my future bestseller upcoming short story. And I’m stumbling on things that make me, as reader, rather angry. In fact, I think the last … Continue reading

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Zombies and all that

Well, this is another rant. Kinda sorta. You see, every time when I see another creepy horror cover on Facebook, every time I see a gruesome face covered in blood, every time I see more nightmarish creatures advertising a book, … 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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Inspiration?

Well, it had to happen one day: I’m sitting here at the computer, staring at the empty “Add New Post” form. No idea what to write about. I’d love to tell you about a couple of things, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Some Writing Dos and Don’ts

The other day, I followed a link to a free KPD download from Amazon. The title sounded great, the summary was interesting, and there was nothing to loose in a free download. Or so I thought. I did lose something … 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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Money Flows Towards the Author

Traditional publishing, self-publishing, or paying a publisher to create a book – there is lots to choose from. Many authors, especially those who just wrote “The End” under their first novel, have no idea what is the best for them. … Continue reading

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