July 2011

Free ebook this weekend: Monsoon

Now at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and OmniLit. Rain on someone else’s parade by getting your copy free this weekend using code PR29Rat Smashwords. Monsoon by DeAnna Knippling Imperfections only exist after you finish a project; until then, they’re opportunities.  After Randi finishes her latest project, she runs like hell and winds up at a ten-day Buddhist retreat in …

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Monsoon

Now at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and OmniLit. Rain on someone else’s parade by getting your copy free this weekend using code PR29R at Smashwords. Monsoon by DeAnna Knippling As Kate Jenkins pointed out, this book is Eat, Pray, Love for sarcastic people. Too old to flirt with the Norwegian meditation teacher.  Too young for …

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Indypub: Burnout

I would like to talk about a topic very near and dear to my heart today:  burnout. There are days that I crave the blessed mindlessness of a dayjob.  Show up, be a robot, go home.  Evenings and weekends that I spend without panicking that I’ve wasted five minutes doing…nothing. To be able to say, …

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How to Edit Your Own Ebooks, Part 7: Capitalization, Acronyms, Spelling

Grammar books:  there are tons of grammar books that point out commonly misused words, punctuation, trivia, etc., like Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Bill Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, or The Transitive Vampire (complete with hysterical examples and Victorianish line drawings).  And Joseph M. Williams’s dreamy Style:  Toward Clarity and Grace…no, I’m going to cut myself off …

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Weird West Mythology

I have to start writing more reader-oriented blogs.  I keep writing author/publisher focus blogs.  Writing blogs directly intended for readers?  Terrifying.  Why?  I don’t know.  But it’s down in my gut, the feeling that I can’t do this, it’s stupid, etc.  Fear of failure.  I hate it.  I’d rather talk about the writing process instead …

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