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Going to a GoGo…

Indiegogo, that is. I’ve talked about my plans for Kindle (then later Createspace) publishing in 2013. I’ve researched crowd funding options, and made a very easy to make choice. Kickstarter has been a big deal of late. I’ve backed several projects on this service. I can’t put a project on it however for a very […]

Story vs. Dramatica

I read about Story this morning. It’s by Robert McKee, the author of Chinatown, long considered one of the best screenplays and movies of all time. So, I looked it up on Amazon.   What was also mentioned was Dramatica, also a book about writing stories, but one with a different approach to them. I […]

10 Years of NaNoWriMo

Yesterday (October 1st) I signed up for what will be my tenth – and possibly last – NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. My first 4 times I succeeded the challenge (2002 – 2006). From 2007 on I didn’t. Those first 2 were due to the deaths of loved ones demoralizing me. The other 3 […]

Worlds of Wonder

David Gerrold is a legendary author of Science Fiction. He created the Kzinti and the Cthor races. The Kzinti were used in the Star Trek animated series. His contribution to Trek is significant: he wrote the┬áTrouble With Tribbles episode that has achieved cult status with fans of the franchise and even spawned a return on […]

Plot vs Character Musings

I asked that question on my Facebook fan page several mkonths ago. Both are elements required for good fiction; I was just curious which one other writers preferred. On closer study – this will come as no surprise to people who know me – plot is the more essential of the two. Characters are definitely […]

John Locke’s Fraud

As I was starting to write for the Kindle I often heard author John Locke cited for selling a million books. He did, but what I’ve now learned puts the quality of his books in question: He paid people – people who never even read his books – to write fake reviews, reviews that spoke […]

Very Different

I’m reading a book about formatting material for the EPUB format on my Kobo at the moment (unlike the proprietary .mobi format used by the Amazon Kindle.epub is used for other devices). The style difference is large… for Kindle all text is formatted Justified; for epub it isn’t. In fact, the book that I’m reading […]

Past-due updates

Sorry that I didn’t post sooner. This past weekend was the Montreal Comic Con. It was a great event and I needed a few more days to decompress. A lot has happened since then. First, here’s the logo for my upcoming book company: I was impressed by what artist Marc-Alex Belanger created. I have also […]

Site Template Change Again

I changed the look of this blog again… the last appearance looked too amateur to my eyes. What do you readers think? (Now to use my barely-existent graphic talents to create unique logos.)   Related articles MMR Forums update The Marketer’s Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template] Why Blog?

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