Monthly Archives: January 2012

The One Million Words conundrum …

This one’s a bit of a headfrak.  One million words … really? The theory is, (by whoever) that a writer needs to write a million words before they are any good.  This is a rule made for breaking of course, … Continue reading

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My first Amazon KDP experience …

Inspired, (and procrastinating) as I am, a wander through the blogosphere turned up this little gem, and while trawling through this mountain of other diamonds, I found this.  So I got thinking … That’s usually where the trouble starts … In … Continue reading

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Scrivener and other procrastinations

I am a procrastinator.  Yes, I know I shouldn’t, and I will probably go blind, but I will blithely put off what I could do today for … next month sometime. And given that a question was asked at the … Continue reading

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Elfhunter by C.S.Marks

Caveat emptor – trans. let the buyer beware … Some books read themselves into your brain – Clive Barker’s Imajica, Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series, (even Lord of the Rings if I remember back far enough.) And some do not. … Continue reading

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Target Audience

So, you might well ask, who am I writing for?  This is a very involved question. I am a geek, (shock horror) and will proudly proclaim my Trekkness and my Jedi abilities, and I don’t give a Frak who knows i!.  Despite the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Quarks and Quirks:
(Part I recalls the start of his writing process, moving from reluctant writer to willing novelist.  Part II discusses the editing process.  Part III.V covers e-book publication.) He’s published.  My ten-year-old son self-published his…

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So why write?

Confession times, I suppose … I write to earn a living.  Yes I can hear you laugh.  Okay, on a deeper level I write to leave a small mark on the face of the literary world, so that there will … Continue reading

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