Fighting the Good Fight

You’ve done it! You finished that novel you always wanted to write. You’ve edited and stroked and prodded and you finally got it published. You know it’s what everyone should be reading. You know that if people had any brains what-so-ever, they would be lining up to read it. That’s what you know. Now the…

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Writing As A Business

Someone came to me and asked what it took to get into writing. At first I thought she wanted to know about the process of writing a book and I politely told her to check out some of my other posts on the subject. She quickly stopped me and told me that wasn’t what she…

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What Does It Take To Be A Writer?

That question was posed to me recently and I got to thinking about it…a lot. The idea of being a writer is more than the simple task of putting a string of words together. And frankly, I think the question had more to do with the idea of what a person has to do to…

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Hurry Up and Wait

Time has a tendency of moving forward whether or not we are ready. I know this because, recently, I turned sixty and I’ll be damned if I have a clue where all that time went. It seems longer than a blink of an eye, but not by much. Being an author is kind of like…

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Building a Base

  I can’t believe how many thousands of writers there are in the world and how few are actually getting published. Why is that? Are the existing, published authors REALLY that good and everyone else that poor at the art? Do they know something we don’t know? Or maybe they know someONE we don’t know.…

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Counting Days

  This is the hard part. To be more accurate, this is the most difficult of all the hard parts of the journey called “getting published.” It’s the time where you know that you’re good enough, but unsure if you are lucky enough to get the publisher to make a commitment. It’s that time when…

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Taking the Next Step

  So you’ve written the next, great American novel. You’ve labored for months–hell, years–to get it just the way you want it. Your best friends, your sister and even your mother have read it and swear that you’ve written a masterpiece. So now what do you do? That’s a really good question. One I’m not…

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Inspirations

  I used to wonder where writers got their inspirations for the stories they told. I loved the way they seemed to bring even the mundane to life. Once I started writing seriously, I realized that ideas could actually come from anywhere. One important aspect of inspiration is that it could be ANYTHING. Seriously. As…

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The Business of Writing

  Now that people are starting to get to know me, I get questions that come my way. Questions that make me reflect on things that have taken me from a hobby writer to someone close to getting published. Mind you, “close” is the operative word her since I can’t yet claim to be published.…

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