My Blog

Update: Hello And Goodbye

I’ve decided to make a difficult decision: I’m putting my blog on hold temporarily. You may have noticed my lack of posting since March. That’s mostly because I’ve been struggling with my book. I say mostly because I also have had more migraines than usual, which...

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Why I Love ALLi: Alliance Of Independent Authors Review

As an independent author, I know the importance of finding a good quality writing or publishing resource. Whenever I find one (or a really bad one) I'll review it so you can decide if you want to try it. Today I'm reviewing ALLi, the Alliance...

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Traditional Vs. Self-Publishing: Pros And Cons

Supposedly, a lot of people think that if someone is self-publishing that means they aren’t good enough to traditionally publish. While there are a lot of crappy books in the self-pub library, there are also a lot of amazingly good books. Self-publishing and traditional publishing are just two different options. 

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My First Short Story Contest Entry: The Illusionary Incursion

I've written a lot of stories before, most of them not quite finished. I've kept them all to myself except for some Buffy Faf-fic which is out there in the internet somewhere. In all those years I've never entered a writing contest before. And then came The Blank Page...

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Change Of Plans And Big News

The image above is an example of how plans can go horribly wrong even when they go right. All 74 tomato seeds I planted sprouted. That. Never. Happens. You plant more seeds than you want because some seeds don't sprout, it's just life. So, even after giving away...

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Critique Partners Vs. Beta Readers: Part 2

In my last post, I went over what critique partners and beta readers are, and how to use them. Today, I’m going to go into detail on my beta process. Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to use critique partners and betas, just like there is no right or wrong...

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Critique Partners Vs. Betas: Part 1

Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to use critique partners and betas, just like there is no right or wrong way to write a book. This post is just my opinion on the subject, based on what’s worked for me and what I think will. If you disagree, that’s ok. Be...

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Building Your Author Platform: A.K.A. Making Digital Friends

It used to be as a writer you could just go sit in a cabin and type away until your book was finished. All by yourself. Never had to talk to anyone. When you were done you would wrap your book up in brown paper and twine (ah, love that idea) and drag yourself into...

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