Category Archives: Indie publishing

The Day I Talked To Ralph Macchio

Last night I stumbled upon this video of Jack Gleeson, the young actor who played the much-hated Joffrey on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The video is long and comes with a lot of um’s and uh’s but the essay he … Continue reading

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Writer Comparitinitis

At the age of seventeen, I decided I wanted to be a bad ass. I’d grown up in the suburbs, in a decent house, with a loving family, pets, an air hockey game in the basement. My family vacationed in … Continue reading

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Should I or Shouldn’t I? Advice from the self-publishing trenches

This post begins with a caveat. A King Kong sized caveat. I am not an expert in indie/self-publishing. I am not some Mr. Miyagi, here to help you discover universal truths about yourself and your quest for publication as you … Continue reading

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Get the Most From Your Writing Group

We love them, we hate them, we write funny blog posts about them, but the fact is that a good critique group can be a writer’s best friend with literary benefits. For indie authors, a writing group can also be … Continue reading

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It’s All Good

A short post to a) Say thanks b) BRAG First, the thanking. I find WordPress immensely confusing and non-intuitive. More than once I have ended up banging my head against the e-wall trying to figure out something that, later, turns … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Publishing

Hello again from Home! “We’re self published”. Why do I still cringe inwardly whenever I speak those words or whenever someone asks me why Josh and I chose that route? No amount of praise seems to take away that feeling … Continue reading

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Genius, Power, Magic…and Warpworld

Hello from the Home of a Published Author! Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness  has genius, power and magic in it. The words belong to Goethe but they sit at the top of the Peak … Continue reading

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The Cover Uncovered!

A special hello from Home! I know this is soon but our book cover came back from the shop, all polished up and shiny, and I’m so excited I’m like a squirrel in a peanut butter factory! I just had … Continue reading

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So You Want to BYOB? (Be Your Own Boss)

Hello again from Home! One day I want to be my own boss. For anyone who has been stuck in a lousy job, with a horrible boss, this seems like a dream. But, like all dreams, the reality seldom resembles … Continue reading

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Plan B From Outer Space!

Written August 7, 2012 Hello  from the Georgia Strait! Yep, I’m writing this Chronicle onboard  the Queen of Something ferry, enroute from Vancouver Island to the mainland. Our ferry system has come a long way from the days when the … Continue reading

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