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Smith’s Monthly Issue #4 Contents… Now Available

Smith’s Monthly Issue #4 Issue #4… January 2014 This issue contains around 90,000 words of original fiction.  A brand new full novel, plus four original, never-published short stories. it also contains two ongoing serial stories. (Don’t worry, there is a … Continue reading

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Writing in Public: Month 6, Day 14

Month 6, Day 14 of this Writing in Public challenge. Rolled out of bed early again. Up around 10:30 a.m. and by 1 p.m. we were on the road for Las Vegas. Actually, on the road to Portland to catch … Continue reading

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Writing in Public: Month 3, Day 10

Month 3, Day 10 of this Writing in Public challenge. Not a good writing day, but a typical Thursday. Made it up at noon, which is way, way too early for me. Got to some e-mail by 1 p.m. and … Continue reading

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Writing in Public: Month 2, Day 15

Month 2, Day 15 of this Writing in Public challenge. Rolled out a little after 1 p.m. with far too little sleep and made it to the professional writer’s lunch at 2 p.m. A number of glasses of iced tea, … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Writing Fast

Years ago I did this series called Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. I stopped doing this because I hoped for a time that indie publishing would murder a few of the myths on its own, but sadly, it hasn’t. … Continue reading

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Two New Lectures on Publishing and Writing

We have added two new lectures in the WMG Publishing Lecture Series. I did them both this time. These are video lectures and both run over an hour in eight videos each. You can find the full list of lectures … Continue reading

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One More Agent Question

I’m about to put up the new Goals and Dreams post to help writers get started in 2013. But before I do, because of the great discussion after that last agent post, I’ve been having a very hard time trying … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: eBooks at 25%

This last week it was announced that ebooks are now about 25% of all trade book sales. (From a survey of over 1,200 publishers.) And the rate of increase has slowed and is leveling out. Yup, about what I expected … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Blurb Writing

As I said in the first post of this short series, I will take a few areas of publishing and compare them across, from indie to traditional. The differences, the beliefs, the myths, and how things are actually done. The … Continue reading

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Some Star Trek Fun and History

Last week in the mail I got this huge packet of royalty statements from Pocket Books. Now understand, when I say huge, I mean huge. Maybe 200 pages. I’ve written shorter novels to be honest. These statements are only for … Continue reading

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