Tag Archives: writing

Battling Perfectionism with #laboringaway

There’s a Harry Potter marathon on the Space channel this weekend. I’m not watching it. Instead, I’m doing my own marathon. I will be writing from the moment I get up on Friday until as late as I can manage … Continue reading

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And that is why every writer should have a book launch party

Writers work mostly in solitude. When you pick away at a novel for years, those who initially supported your endeavor tend to lose interest. They may even forget you’re writing a novel or start believing you’ll never finish. You might … Continue reading

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Marie Meets the Publishing Industry: Do I wanna be a publisher?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the shock I felt when I emerged from my writing cave to find that the publishing world had gone mad. I’ve (mostly) recovered from that trauma and have been pondering the question: “So what are … Continue reading

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Marie Meets the Publishing Industry: Will writers be the next gatekeepers?

Joe Konrath and Blake Crouch have brainstormed a vision for the future of publishing that makes a lot of sense to me. In fact, my brain has been working along similar lines ever since I saw the possibilities of indie … Continue reading

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I wanna be a great writer

People are not born knowing how to write fiction. That seems obvious, but given the awe that’s sometimes bestowed on published authors, you’d think they possessed supernatural powers not available to regular mortals. That may be true in some cases, … Continue reading

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I wanna be Ivan Coyote

To become a published novelist, there are certain things you should do. One of those things is to attend writers’ conferences and workshops. Oh, I’m sure there are plenty of examples of published authors who didn’t attend some sort of … Continue reading

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I wanna be two-handed

(FYI: In case you access my blog via rss feed or subscription, I’ve changed my settings so you just get a summary in the feed/e-mail. Click on the link to go to my blog site and read the whole post.) … Continue reading

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I Wanna be a Blogger

I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a weekly column in a newspaper. Interesting and amusing ideas float into my head all the time. I like the challenge of fitting ideas together coherently. (Maybe this isn’t as challenging … Continue reading

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