Artist In Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 10: The story of a story – and how you can help…

So. Let me take you back a little while. Back in 2002, I attended the World Fantasy convention in Minneapolis – I did the usual things one does on such occasions, even met at least one author whom I fangirled … Continue reading

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What Dreams May Come (“The Second Star”, birth of a novel)

Today is my birthday. Four days ago, my new novel was “born”. This is the closest I’ve ever come to sharing a birthday with a book of mine – so let me tell you a little about this one, and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghostwriter: Writing Essentials

A client for my ghostwriting and editing services—I shall call him Rocky—once asked me what essential things a writer must do to lay the foundations for a writing career. He wasn’t asking about the writing itself, he explained, but about … Continue reading

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A STRANGE THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE BESTSELLER LIST

Last weekend, Memorial Day 2019, I was unable to attend MisCon in Missoula, Montana. But I was there by proxy, represented by numerous friends, colleagues, and B-Cubed Press. The publisher of B-Cubed is my co-author, co-editor, and best friend Bob … Continue reading

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Print Release: Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life

Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life A cup of inspiration, a dash of understanding, a bouquet of wisdom for writers new and old. From the desk of writer and editor Deborah J. Ross comes a collection of warm, insightful … Continue reading

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Jane Madison Has a Problem…

Once upon a time (because that’s the way all the best stories begin…) I published my first novels, six traditional fantasy stories. When it came time to write my next book, my agent suggested that I write the entire thing (rather than a mere synopsis), so that I could “level up” — obtain a contract for substantially more money.

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