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The Romanticification of Publishing

(Yes, I made up a word for my title. You'll see another version of it, also made it, later in the post. Moving on...) I stumbled across an article today, entitled "Who Will Buy Your Book?" by Tom McAllister. The title intrigued me, so I thought I'd check it out, give it a quick read… Continue reading The Romanticification of Publishing

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I’m Psyched

It's crazy to realize today's the last day of February, but I think it's almost crazier still to look back and realize that, on February 1st, twenty eight days ago, I started writing the first draft of Artemis Smith and the Steam Powered Fallacy. And today, I surpassed 40,000 words. Meaning I'm writing, on average, 10,000… Continue reading I’m Psyched

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Obtaining Feedback: A Query

In order to understand this post, I'm gonna need you to read this post. It's by Chuck Wendig, who, if you're familiar with his blog, always writes really awesome posts, told through colorful language, containing webs upon webs of wonderful tangents. If you don't have time to read his entire post but what to know what… Continue reading Obtaining Feedback: A Query

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The Musings Behind “The Start of the World”

I had a lot of fun writing the latest short story for the Muses, which you can read here. I'd love to hear your thoughts and see what you thought about it. But not only that story, but also the stories from the rest of the Muses from this prompt, if you have the time… Continue reading The Musings Behind “The Start of the World”

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Musings Behind “The State of Unawareness”

This story was definitely not what I expected it to be, when I first looked at the prompt. I really wanted to write a story where the twist was that "they" were humans and the story was told from an animal's perspective. I thought that would be really fun. Yet when I sat down to… Continue reading Musings Behind “The State of Unawareness”

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Writing: the Why and the How

When I introduce myself as a writer, responses are always varied. Some are with piqued interest, some with feigned respect, most with slight confusion and snarky jokes related to the "starving artist" role (which my bank account has unfortunately taken to heart). A follow-up question, if asked, is usually, "What do you write?" Of course,… Continue reading Writing: the Why and the How