Tag Archives: writing

Less Than Medium

I have written several essays over on Medium over the last year or two. None of them have gone viral. Disappointing, but the price one pays sometimes for not being well connected already. I was, however, willing to accept the possibility of the right person reading my work on the site, and guiding it to …

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The Writer’s Traffic Circle

The blogging portion of this website perfectly illustrates the title concept of this post. We all know how the driving circle works. (Hopefully, so nobody gets hurt out there.) When clear, one enters the circle, and drives around it, until reaching the road they need, at which point they exit and continue on their way. …

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Lie Your Way to a First Draft

You’ve gotten to a point in your WIP’s first draft that requires a leap. A change. A 180. The correction of a plot hole, perhaps. The point is, somehow things have unfolded in a manner you were not expecting, and as a result you need to adapt the piece to this new trajectory. You can …

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Is My Work Worth the Work?

Writing is work. So, of course, is marketing. I don’t limit the concept of marketing to agents and publishers and glossy magazine pitches. Marketing your work also includes the delicate balancing act between gaining an audience for a piece on your blog or other platforms and spamming the life out of social media by linking …

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Cover Reveal: “Murder. Theatre. Solitaire.”

Okay, so here it is! No countdown, or contest, or giveaway or anything of that nature. I’m just happy to share with all of you the official cover of my upcoming murder mystery novel. Pretty cool, right? And simple. Or cool because it’s simple. The cards were a pre-existing stock image. The words, obviously, are my …

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