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Self Publishing: What I’ve Learned.

I always thought that the hard part of being an author was writing a book. Turns out that was the easy part. The hard part is getting people to read it. Here's my tale - maybe what I've learned can help you. Part 1 - The Agent When I finished the first draft of my...

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If you love it, I’m listening…

My Dad has always said to me, 'don't pay any more attention to the people that praise you than you would to the people that bring you down.' Perhaps he is right. As writers, the best thing we can do is listen to our own hearts, and don't let anyone else judge whether...

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Pace and the need for Instant Gratification.

The more things happen in a book, the less the poor reader has to work to understand the characters’ motivations, or tax their imaginations by really trying to see what the author has created. It takes away the hard work of thinking, leaving the reader, much like the TV viewer, just watching. Breathlessly, with any luck.

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A Confederacy of Dunces indeed.

Publishers are a funny lot. They are all looking for the next big thing. All desperate to sign the next JK Rowling or George R R Martin, make their fortunes, and be noted as the ones who found 'the one'. But that's not what's funny about them. What's funny is that...

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Read it again (sigh).

'Art is never finished, only abandoned.' - Leonardo da Vinci As a writer, you lovingly crafted your characters, endowing them with the kind of sympathetic actions and alluring traits that readers adore, and then those darling creations of yours took over. They shaped...

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