When the Words Flow

Have you ever had an experience where the words almost seemed to write themselves? Perhaps you didn’t realize it at the time and only saw it much later when you reread your stuff. A good indication is when you read it and say to yourself, “Gee, I can actually write!” I had that happen last night. It was almost like I was either (a) possessed by a real writer, (b) channeling the spirit of a writer (who has passed), or (c) I’m actually a writer who can put good words down from time-to-time. If the answer was either (a) or (b), I’m thankful to have been the vessel that actually brought the words to life. If it was (c) then […]

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You are all important to me

Writing is a solitary venture and I often lose sight of the fact that without you, my friends and fans, this life would be a hollow endeavour. Kind of a melancholy way to begin a post, wouldn’t you say? It’s not meant to be. Not at all. In fact, it is a statement of truth and a wake up call for me. I wish I were less self-absorbed and didn’t need these sorts of calls to realize just what I have. In the past week, I have lost two people. One a cousin and friend, the other an acquaintance and member of my writing community. The passings of both came as a shock to me. The kind of shock that […]

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Reviews are Worth More than Sales

I came to the realization last week that at this point in my writing career I would much rather have reviews than sales. I know that sounds odd, but there’s a very good reason I say that. The more reviews a books has (specifically on Amazon) the more likely it is to be featured and actually show up in someone’s recommendations (who isn’t associated with the author). I always find it laugh-worthy when Amazon recommends my own books to me, especially when I realize I’m probably one of the few people getting that recommendation. I either laugh or I cry. I choose to laugh. I know I’ve made the offer before but I will make it again. If you are […]

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