Monthly Archives: November 2009

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Book as Event

I figured in the month where so many people around the world are joined in a challenge to write at least 50,000 words or so of a novel, now would be a good time to take on this myth. I … Continue reading

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Talking About a Book: Bump and Run

I’m working on the next Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing post, this one on Books as Events. This is, for me, the worst myth of all, and one that has killed years of my own career, so it’s a … Continue reading

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One Storm Down

I’m sitting at my internet computer in my office, staring out over the Pacific Ocean, watching the huge waves left from yesterday’s big wind storm. As far as storms go here on the Oregon Coast, it wasn’t that bad for … Continue reading

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How Online Are You

Scott William Carter was one of the writers at this last weekend event. Actually, he was the instructor, leading all us newbies through a ton of details on how to do web sites, Kindle editions of our stories, and so … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Minds

Well, maybe not of the minds, but of the writers. Tomorrow about 10 professional writers are getting together here in a big suite at a local hotel and brainstorming a ton of different stuff about this great new world of … Continue reading

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A Recommended Book

This topic post is the first for me of what many writers do on their sites, which is talk about books they are reading. I will move these posts in a week or so to a static page so that … Continue reading

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Money Issues for Writers

John Scalzi did a wonderful post about this topic yesterday. Wonderful, and spot on in many, many ways, in my opinion. In our master classes, and in other workshops along the way, Kris and I spend a vast amount of … Continue reading

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Big Move Almost Over

Today, I moved the last of the books. Never thought I would ever say that. Kris and I are going from three buildings to one very large building, which means that everything in the other two buildings needed to be … Continue reading

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Who Writes the Book?

I have noticed at times newer writers and a bunch of readers blaming the problems of a published book on the editor. As if the editor has much to do with it. Yeah, right. This thinking just shows a real … Continue reading

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Streak Update

Way back last December, I did a number of posts about motivation, and then in January started a page here on this web site under the label “Streaks.” Then, at the beginning of every month (with a few monthly glitches … Continue reading

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