Category Archives: On Writing

April & May 2010 Recommended Reading List

Most of the reading I did in these two months was in preparation for Kris Rusch’s Mystery Writing workshop.  As a result, most of these recommendations come from that genre.  Bruen, Ken, The Guards, St. Martins Minotaur, 2003. Not only had I never read Bruen before, I’d never even heard of him.  This book, however, was part […]

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The Death of Dreams by Half-inches

The latest installment in Kris Rusch’s Freelancer’s Survival Guide hit me like a roundhouse left hook out of nowhere.  The next thing I knew, I was staring up from the canvas, seeing stars.  Kris was writing about giving up on your dreams.  Among the many great insights, one in particular delivered the most powerful blow. “…sometimes (often!) the […]

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Strange New World

Like many other writers, I’m trying to make some sense of what the future holds for the publishing world as e-books become more and more important. If you haven’t sampled some of the thinking, check out these three sources for starters: Jon Konrath feeling a lot less concerned about piracy than I am Mike Stackpole, […]

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