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In a discussion with the Beard after this year’s Greeley Readcon, the subject of my writing persona emerged. The collection of writers present at the book signing offered an interesting and eye-opening perspective into the marketing techniques of other writers. …

I’ve blown through my writer’s block. Staring at a blank screen frustrates me and I usually take a break. The holiday season crowds my schedule with planning, budgeting, and Yule decorations. In addition, I still have domestic goddess stuff to …

They call me Scrooge. Oh wait, I think I messed the line up. Ah well, it’s apropos in any case. I’m agonizing with a writer’s lament.  I’m not a big fan of the holidays. The contradictions between the message of …

Enter Primal Scream Here: A Writer Needs More Time

As a writer, I need more time in the day! I’m not kidding. This multitasking thing is for the birds. Gobble gobble. I love my blog. I thoroughly enjoy putting my words out into the ether in the hopes they connect …

The Perfect Writing Environment

Other writers will get this joke. A writer is introduced at a party, “Oh,” one of the partygoers says, “what I would give to sit around an write all day! That’s a job!” I’ll admit I nurtured the fantasy. Sitting …

The Dreaded Question: Have You Read My Book?

One of the strange things about being an author is the moment someone recognizes your name and says, “I have your book.” My first impulse, often uncontrollable, is to ask, “Have you read it yet?” This can be particularly awkward …

I’m behind on this week’s blog posts. There is an entire scheme when you’re a writer. It’s called Building A Platform. If you’ve attended any kind of a writing conference, you’ve heard this phrase. I see a lot of writers …

I won’t dispute television is a time leech. Growing up as part of the television generation, I consider the days with only three channels nostalgic. The Beard and I gave up live television six or seven years ago. Yes, we …

This topic came up at dinner with friends this past weekend. My friend, Ron, is an energetic, passionate guy. He’s a declared non-reader. A declared non-reader who devoured my book on his week vacation in Mexico. “I’ll admit if Jodie …

Why, Oh Why Is Your Protagonist Such An Asshole

I’m on a blog post roll this week. It makes up for the weeks I fall behind. Okay, that’s what I tell myself. In any case, I’ve received several emails and comments in the past couple of weeks about one …

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