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Fiction or Non?

Publishing on Kindle non-fiction is the better seller. People want their problems answered. The difficulty for me is that I’m a fiction author. Fiction also sells, but not as much. I’ll strive for a happy medium: I’ll publish many non-fiction books in order to make more money… however I’ll still write and publish fiction to […]

Words From Shelly Hitz

Shelly is one of my self-publishing mentors. Growing up, I always wanted to be an accomplished musician…especially a soloist.  Most of my family have amazing musical talent.  Some sing, some play musical instruments, some write music and some do all of the above. I always tried to be that person.  The talented musician.     […]

A Blast From my Fiction Past

I’m intending to publish fiction under the Kindle Singles program. It’s ideal for projects smaller than a full book. My first one will be a novella that I began in 1999. Between my distaste at writing racist dialogue for a villain (he’s a Southerner during the Civil War) and equal distaste about the 2000 US […]

On Writing Books

Some people are puzzled by this: I am a writer, yet I still get books aimed at new writers like ones about plot, or creating characters, or on dialogue, and so on. Some books just make sense; I’m self-publishing on the Kindle, so I’m reading many books about that. In a   few months I won’t […]

Why another blog?

I had a writer blog on my personal Website until Blogger changed its posting method some time ago. Since I’ll be publishing on the Kindle platform soon I needed a new one. I  know some HTML, but I’m not an expert. WordPress does. With it I can be free to write instead of code.

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