Hiding Book Buying Links

I read a blog article recently (sadly, I did not save the link) wherein the blogger was advising authors with websites on a point that the blogger felt was dreadfully obvious. If I want to buy your book, said the blogger, do not hide the means to do so from me. How would I feel…

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Recent Art > Koala and Platypus

Time to go back and gather up all the art I’ve done since the last art post here. I haven’t been coloring anything, but I’ve been having a lot of fun just inking and taking random requests for subject matter from twitter. @Mallara was not the only person to request a koala bear (I think…

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Mr. Moore > Making a Tami Breakfast

Breakfast Every morning, Mr. Moore gets up at an ungodly hour. Why does he do this? Is it because he has to be up at that hour? No. Is it because he’s a morning person? No. Is it because he’s secretly a spy and the wee hours of the morning are the only time that…

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NaNo2010 > The Bad Guys

Bouncing Yes, we’re bouncing from plots to characters. We’ll do that a lot. All of the elements of your story should come together in such a way that you can’t imagine removing one piece and replacing it with another. If you have a story set in a dystopian future, it should change every other aspect…

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Photoblog: A Box From Germany

It came, it came! A box from Iris Harper in Germany! We did a care package exchange and hers arrived today! It … ah … wasn’t in the best condition. Way to go, post office. Even Ninners agrees that it probably didn’t look like that when it was sent. Regardless of box condition, the contents…

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Romance Yardsale

MG Buehrlen and Bria Quinlan* are a pair of YA writers holding a fundraiser to get them to the Romance Writers of America National Conference. As part of this goal, they’re offering up a Romance Yardsale full of Cafepress goodies made especially for writers! Don’t think I’m blogging about this out of pure altruism –…

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NaNo2010 > Plot Scavenging

Field Trip For those of us who suck at plotting, I have a special, bonus field trip planned. *hands out bandit masks* We’re going plot scavenging. That’s right. We’re going to rummage around in other people’s dustbins and borrow ideas. On Idea Theft Do not steal ideas. Do not steal text. Do not plagarize. Do…

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NaNo2010 > Plotting Vocabulary

Plotting I hope you didn’t think we were going to daydream our way to a complete novel. Too many excellent books suffer from lack of plot. They’ve got fascinating characters moving around and doing things in a vivid world, but they have no plot. It sounds ridiculous to say it, but as a writer who…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount posts have two purposes: Personal accountability, to nurture a writing habit throughout the year Encouragement for others to do the same My weekly wordcount goal is set to 2,000 words. How Did I Do? Apologies for not getting this posted on time yesterday. Specific wordcounts for me will be put…

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WoW Priest Cataclysm Changes

Including a pre-emptive “More” tag at the top of this in the hopes that it translates through to feed readers. I intend to give my opinions on the upcoming World of Warcraft priest class changes side-by-side with the original announcement. This is gonna be a DOOZY of a post. Related Posts Hunters are OP Return…

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