Monthly Archives: May 2013

“It’s a Dandelion Thing:” Social Media and Marketing

Originally posted on M. Louisa Locke:
At the Digital Minds Conference held before the 2013 London Book Fair, Neil Gaiman  made a speech where he asked the question: “How do we make ourselves heard in a world of too much…

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KDP Select, Smashwords, Making Revisions to a Self Published Novel and a Reader’s Complaints

I realize the title of this post seems random, but that’s the kind of month I’ve had. It began with a complaint from a reader, a case of Shingles (I didn’t know what it was so I ignored it at first) and the joyful process … Continue reading

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Dexter, Lecter, and Ripley by Cynthia Robertson

Cynthia and I have been friends for a number of years. We met in a local critique group and when she decided to start the Arizona Novel Writer’s Workshop, I immediately jumped on board. Due largely to her influence, our group … Continue reading

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Likeable Characters

Originally posted on Writers In The Storm Blog:
First of all, we at Writers in the Storm must let you know that we continue to be blown away by your  first lines. Your responses rained tantalizing hooks across pages of…

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