How I Snowflake

admin / November 2, 2012

I’ve logged off of Facebook so that I can’t just click the button and lose an hour. I now have to think about “What’s my password, again?” and actively seek time-wasting. I did the same thing for Twitter and Pintrest and GoodReads and even my email, though tactic isn’t working nearly so well for Twitter. I didn’t log myself out…

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The Fine Art of Reviewing

admin / October 25, 2012

ETA: Amazon is now apparently deleting all author-penned reviews, so some of my points are now moot. [link] However, it’s still a good soapbox in general, so feel free to keep reading. Lately I’ve seen a disgusting amount of author bashing in reviews. I don’t generally go on diatribes and I don’t usually respond to such people, but yesterday was…

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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

admin / October 20, 2012

As some of you may have noticed, a new section appeared recently on the site: Young Adult. Inside this nondescript cocoon is a tiny little idea-caterpillar called (appropriately enough) AWAKE MY SOUL. This will be my NaNoWriMo project. I don’t normally write for the young adult market, so this is going to be something new for me. I also don’t…

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Matt Sinclair and The Fall

admin / October 15, 2012

Today’s blog post is a Q&A with writer, publisher, elephant lover, and all-around great guy Matt Sinclair. Just in time for Halloween his company Elephant’s Bookshelf Press will be releasing its newest anthology THE FALL. But first, please tell us a little bit about yourself. I’ve been working as a journalist since the early 1990s in a variety of contexts…

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How to Write a Query Letter

admin / September 28, 2012

It’s come to my attention that there is a glut of advice on how to write a good query letter. It’s also come to my attention that there aren’t really any hold-your-hand examples. I’m not trying to be overly snarky, but here is the plain simple truth in beat-you-over-the-head format. As with any advice, take it with a grain or…

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