Category Archives: writing business

Five Tips for Conquering Self-rejection

I never thought it would happen to me. After all, I’m not afraid of rejection anymore. Form rejections don’t bother me a bit, and I don’t save even the personals, although last week I thanked an editor for the nicest … Continue reading

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2015 Writing Income

I’m going to take a cue from author Jim C. Hines and post my 2015 earnings income from my writing here. In part, because I really like the way he shows his earnings trend, and in part because I personally … Continue reading

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Return from the Land of Writers

I’m back from another excellent/exhausting/exhilarating week in Lincoln City, or as I like to think of it, the Land of Writers. I took an eight-day-long class on the business of writing, which, as it turns out, is a lot more … Continue reading

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Counting the Days – Writing to a Schedule

Hard to believe the year is already half over. At the beginning of 2014, I committed myself to a production schedule for the first time. I made myself a 30-day, 60-day, and 360-day list of GOALS I felt I could … Continue reading

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‘Twas Thrilling

I’m ba-ack… From another week-long craft writing workshop with my mentors Dean Wesley Smith and Kris Kathryn Rush. This time around, the subject was writing ‘modern thrillers’. This is the third craft workshop I’ve taken from them, and I’ve got … Continue reading

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Half-fast Writer

I am not a fast writer.  I continually read about writers (all far more successful than I) who can write a novel in 16 days, or a month, or even a week. I am in awe of their capabilities. Last … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Happy Solstice! Saturday is the shortest day of the year.  In the ‘old’ days (the really old days), people celebrated the end of darkness and return of the light.  From now until June, good ol’ Sol will shine its light … Continue reading

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