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Hard at Work on Ebooks

Been hard at work doing some formatting work on the 1,000 Days ebooks. Seems some devices play better with certain nuanced formatting elements, so I am doing what Smashwords calls the “nuclear option” on all four books. What the nuclear … Continue reading

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We’re Cooking at Smashwords

I have formatted and uploaded Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark to the Smashwords online publishing engine. It whirred and whirred and whirred, then accepted my upload for publication. We await final approval before we are released to the likes … Continue reading

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Volume Four Goes Live!

The long awaited Fourth e-book in our 1,000 Days in Writerspark series has finally gone live! For those of you unfamiliar with this series, they are e-books each if which is crammed with 1,000 unique writing exercises (or prompts) which … Continue reading

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Lots Happening

Feedback is a good thing, and read/writer comments have alerted me to the handful of typos and other glitches missed during the editing process of the first three e-books helped to clean things up.  The initial three have now been … Continue reading

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Solid Research = Solid Framework

I’m going to mention Steampunk a lot in this piece. Bear with me, even if you’ve no interest whatsoever in Steampunk… If you’re considering writing a novel or even a longer work of short fiction, you are no doubt aware … Continue reading

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Borders Books Closes

About two months ago I was saddened when my most local Borders Books closed. This week I was saddened again to learn that all Borders stores are closing. To be honest, since the advent of the book superstores I have … Continue reading

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Rules: Broken but Never Ignored

The following story regarding a live creative writing group I ran years back is not a transcript, although I have related it so many times that what appears in quotations is probably darn near to the actual words spoken. In … Continue reading

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A Leviathan of a Trilogy

My recent foray into the world of Steampunk has left me energized and eagerly awaiting Cherie Priest’s next installment in her Clockwork Century series, Ganymede, due out Sept. 27, 2011; Tor Books.  Meanwhile, I decided to explore other titles in … Continue reading

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Steampunk Priestess

Just finished reading my first ever Steampunk novels — that is, unless you count Jules Verne — and feel absolutely inspired! The two tiles are “Boneshaker” and “Dreadnaught,” by Cherie Priest. Ironically, just two weeks earlier I completed and submitted … Continue reading

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Gone in a Blink, Literally

Years ago I heard a story of an author who had just completed her novel and, just days before her manuscript was due at her publisher, suffered a catastrophic computer crash and lost the entire book. She had not yet … Continue reading

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