New Writers Ask… How Did You Get Published?

”How did you get published?” is one of the first questions I get from aspiring writers and the merely curious. Too often it is asked by aspiring writers looking for a shortcut to success. Indeed, after my first book was … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 15: Of books old and new…

So, I’ve been deep in the throes of plotting and planning and behind-the-scenes stuff, so let me bring you up to speed,here. New novel landed in July, “The Second Star”. I just got the royalties statement for the launch period … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 12: Virtual Existence

A couple of weeks ago I did a First, for me: I attended my first virtual convention. To wit, the NASFiC from Columbus, Ohio, which was entirely run in cyberspace – with panels and things on Zoom, and virtual gatherings … Continue reading

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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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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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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Good, the Bad & the Lovely

I have been a full time writer since 2005. During that time, I’ve penned eight original or shared-world novels, had five of them published and am working sporadically on a tenth book (well, and an eleventh and a twelfth . . … Continue reading

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