Category Archives: Fun Stuff

29 Great Years

Twenty-nine years ago today, Algis Budrys instructed me to give another writer a lift from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Taos for a week-long workshop. That writer was Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Here is a picture of what we looked like in … Continue reading

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Some Covers of Novels I Finished in the Last Year

This is just fun for me since I finished a novel tonight. (See post below.) At some point I might just have a few pages here for my fiction, novels and such. You know, like I teach others to do. … Continue reading

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Full Year of Smith’s Monthly

I thought this looked kind of cool. Who knew I could actually get all of the first year out and on time? (#12 shipping later this month.) And I’m still going strong. Fun! It’s in grayscale because it’s an ad … Continue reading

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What About Those Numbers?

What About Those Numbers? Over at Author Earnings, Hugh Howey and Data Guy released the July sampling and talked about it. Worth the read, folks. http://authorearnings.com/july-2014-author-earnings-report/ The rest of this post is an expanded response to a question on my … Continue reading

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My Best Selling Books (That I Can Claim)

Or at least I think these are my bestselling books. I have just over 16 million of my books in print (that I can count) under all my names, but these five, I think, were the top five sellers that … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Having Fun… Again

(Note: I wrote this in July 2013 and am posting it here again up front (without a word changed) because, to be honest, I’m getting a lot of certain types of questions from writers. This works as an answer to … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel: The Day After

I just finished close to a 70,000 words on a novel I was hired to do by a New York publisher.  Did it in ten days here and blogged about my days and how I did the words. The editor … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel: Day 10

The last day. As I said in every post so far, I’m going to have one post per day here for the “ghost” novel writing process that I was hired by a New York publisher to do. I have been … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel: Day 8

As I said in every post so far, I’m going to have one post per day here for the “ghost” novel writing process that I was hired by a New York publisher to do. I am now aiming for 10 … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel: Day 7

As I said in every post so far, I’m going to have one post per day here for the “ghost” novel writing process that I was hired by a New York publisher to do. I am now aiming for 9 … Continue reading

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