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Future Bookcovers

So, it’s a little early to think that anyone writing a NaNoWriMo novel is done, but I think maybe people could use a break. Hopefully, you all haven’t given up yet and are still writing.  But, I know it’s a hard slog, so I thought maybe taking a break to think about a cover for […]

Genre Writing Rules

First of all, there are no rules. No, seriously, this is fiction we’re talking about here, so the rules are what you make them.  At this point, pretty much every “rule” you can think of when it comes to writing fiction has been broken.  For instance, when I was more dedicated to the craft (ie. […]

Tools for NaNoWriMo

I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but if you are, here are some tools that might help those of you who are. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which is, according to their website, “… a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, […]

DIY eBook Cover

So, at this point, you should be just about done with your novel for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve kept pace, in the next 24 to 48 hours, you should be wrapping up your 50,000+ pages and breathing a giant sigh of relief. You’ll want to step away from the writing tools of your choice and take […]

5 Random Writing Tools

So, in support of NaNoWriMo, this month, I’ve decided to serve up nothing but writing-related links. At a week into the process of writing your novel, you should be well on your way.  But, maybe there are some back-story details you’d like to fill in.  Maybe a character who needs an odd name, or who’s […]

Let the writing begin!

NaNoWriMo starts today, but I won’t be participating this year. Maybe next year, after my life is just a little more settled and I’ve spent a year getting my writing chops back. Writing here, or any non-fiction, is relatively easy for me these days, but writing fiction is another kettle of fish.  I used to […]

Mother of Invention

No, not a real mother. Maybe, not even a real invention, either! I think science-fiction has changed a lot.  I don’t mean that it’s different today than it was when I was a kid, though, I think that’s true, too.  No, what I mean is that the intrepid science-fiction authors who have entertained us for […]

Business Graphic Novels

Don’t have time to read the classics? Hey, I hear you!  I mean, really, who does?  But, at the same time, I feel like I should read some of the business classics, like Think and Grow Rich or The Book of Five Rings or The Prince.  (Okay, actually, I have read those and in their […]


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