In Defense of Shameless Self Promotion

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I have recently had an epiphany. It’s fairly common knowledge that, along with being an author, I perform a storytelling show at Renaissance faires and other such events. It’s been a rough year for me performing the show. I’ve had to deal with snow, jugglers setting up an unscheduled show right next to my stage […]

Beginnings

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“Begin in an experience, real or imagined.” – Richard Hugo I’ve tried doing the “Stranger than Fiction” series a couple of other places, but it never works out, so I’m going to try it again here on my website, and hopefully, I’ll manage to keep it around longer than some of the other places that […]

Exclusivity

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This is going to be a little bit of a rambling post, mostly me thinking through my fingers about experimenting with making my Tears of Rage ebooks exclusive to Amazon. Now I know some of my readers and fellow writers consider Amazon to be the big bad nasty of publishing right now. This isn’t about justifying what […]

NaNoWriMo is Coming

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We’re just a week away from November, and many writers across the world are gearing up for National Novel Writing Month. (Though I should be International Novel Writing Month, since it’s kinda exploded across the globe.) I’m going to give it a go this time around, so I can work on one of the various […]

Meet the Character Blog Tour

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Here I was, enjoying my regular Monday routine, taking Miss Megan to her ballet class, when I see that Jennifer Brozek calls me out on Twitter with a link to her most recent blog post. The long and short, is that it’s part of a chain blog tour, called, “Meet the Character.” Since I’m working […]

Keep Your Petition Away From Our Art

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THIS RANT HAS SPOILERS FOR TOY STORY 3 AND POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3. I just saw that Change.org has a petition going trying to affect the end of the How to Train Your Dragon movies. The point of the petition is to have DreamWorks studios keep Hiccup and Toothless together at the end […]

The Bottom Line of Publishing vs Amazon vs Authors

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I’ve been holding off on chiming in on the Amazon vs. the entirety of the publishing world for a while now. Heck, I didn’t plan on actually saying anything about it publicly. That all changed last Friday evening while I was sitting on the Self-Publishing Panel at American River College’s annual creative writing weekend. When we opened things […]