Readers

Hi there, You know what’s new these days? Readers. I have readers now, people who buy my books, read them, and once in a while review them. How cool is that? Now, some readers… a few, actually… don’t like one of my books. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not complaining. I believe that every reader […]

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Editing

A few months ago, I learned that I had made a serious mistake, that I had published my novels before the writing was clean enough for an audience. It was entirely my fault; I simply did not know how much work it took to produce a clean manuscript which read well. I learned that through […]

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Reading

Before I started writing, I read a lot. When I was a kid, it was baseball, warfare, dinosaurs, rockets, fantasy. I even read a romance. Then I got serious about school, so for a long while it was science and mathematics – though you don’t exactly read mathematics. You do it, you don’t read it. […]

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Covers

They say you cannot judge a book by its cover. You would think that would be particularly true of ebooks, for which the cover is – let’s not mince words – a postage stamp. Before we get too far, let’s note that the Post Office spends a lot of money making sure its stamps look […]

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Reviews

I’m having to deal with reviews these days – folks who opine about a piece of writing. In my case, that usually means a novel. New writers are often interested in reviews. I am. There are two models of review. The ‘wise man’ model, where the reviewer is someone expert and/or well informed, and the […]

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My first post.

My first post. Let me begin by saying, I don’t know what I’m doing setting up a website. At all. So you’ll need a bit of patience. The website is for discussing my fiction, or anyone’s fiction, or anything that anyone wants to discuss. The First Amendment applies here. The site is not for commerce. […]

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