Category Archives: Writing

roughseasinthemed

There are days when life blindsides you. This is one of those days.  When I checked my email this morning, I had a notice for a new entry on a blog I read. It was THIS. Katherine’s pen name was … Continue reading

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Reading is fundamental

I read. Often. I also write. I also have a vague notion of eventually calling myself a published author. Mind you, there are a lot of obstacles in my way. One of them is literacy — as in lack thereof. … Continue reading

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Strictly P900 Photos and other stuff

I’m screwed. Two days ago, I was writing the last scene of my Michelle Maul short story. As I write, I’m happy with the plot, with the twist, with the progression of the story and looking forward to putting it … Continue reading

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A tiny glimmer of talent

Some people might remember a show called Wings.  Tastes vary, of course, but for us, Wings is one of the few shows that has aged well. The jokes we laughed at in 1990 are the same jokes we laugh at now … Continue reading

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Author Blurb and Genres

I have an “About” page that gives general and mostly accurate, somewhat flattering, somewhat in-your-face, and some say an overly smug description of who I am. Planning for the eventual curiosity of readers of my many future published works, I … Continue reading

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The Last Resort: Self-publish

If you’re a writer, you love to write; duh! Oh, and it would also be nice if people read your stuff. Double-oh, and it would be even nicer if people paid money to read your stuff. Finally — to bring … Continue reading

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On Writing and Self-Publishing

Let me make one thing perfectly clear . . . I don’t know jack shi . . . er, I mean, I am not an expert on writing, publishing, selling books, book publishing, bookbinding . . . look, just assume … Continue reading

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