Tag: writing

Dec 11

Miscellaneous Question: Should I become an author?

An author is just a writer who refused to take ‘no’ for an answer and was stupid enough to get back up after they were kicked to the ground. To become a writer, you must write.  To become an author, you must publish.  To become successful, you must write more.

Mar 17

Inspiration from Tom Clancy

Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist and historian best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, and for video games that bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes. Seventeen of his …

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Feb 06

J.A. Konrath: Fisking Donald Maass

Oh. My. Goodness. My favorite author has just spanked the Emerald City Doorman hard enough that it’s going to leave a mark.  And Mr. Maass is going to have a severe limp for quite awhile! It’s no secret that I am an indie-publishing heretic, posting often and everywhere about how every author should look into …

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Dec 01

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

As a multi-year winner (including this year, he wrote, tooting his own horn), I always look forward to NaNoWriMo.  And Camp NaNoWriMo.  And I have fond memories of Scriptfrenzy, and hope they bring it back. An article from the Examiner puts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in perspective: A day to remember for a lot …

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Nov 06

NaNoWriMo: It’s a matter of trust for some writers

Not really a trust issue for me; I have a whole lot of keys on this keyboard and I’m not afraid to use any of them.  But there’s a different perspective from Lynn Viehl: Tomorrow it will be one week since writers around the world began working on their National Novel Writing Month book. I always love …

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Jul 15

DRM is for Suckers

I recently read a diatribe by an author about how great and wonderful DRM is.  And how it saved the music industry. And how they believe they “added something unique to the market, and I believe I deserve to be paid for my work.” And how ebooks are in decline.  And how “a lack of …

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May 13

Writers Union of Canada to vote on admitting self-published authors

The CBC is reporting that the Writers’ Union of Canada is expected to vote on a measure to accept self-published authors as members at the end of May. From the article: “…The Writers Union of Canada represents over 1,900 authors from across the country. For the past year, an ad hoc membership committee has been …

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