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Dear Josh — an advice column? (Encore)

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to get feedback on my work from a number of incredibly talented writers, Rob Sawyer, Mike Resnick, Kris Rusch, and Steve Sterling to name a few. There have been others, to whom I’m equally … Continue reading

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A Necessary Evil — Part IV

So, you’ve followed all the suggestions, gotten all the feedback you could stand, made all the updates, corrections, and edits; you’ve picked all the nits, tied up all the loose threads, thanked everyone you could think of, and now it’s … Continue reading

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It’s Nice To Be Noticed

I’m re-posting this from a couple years ago, mainly ’cause I’m under the gun to finish some editing jobs. Plus, when I posted this the first time I only had two or three folks interested in following my blog. Now … Continue reading

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Recognition? Hey, I remember you!

I’m re-posting this from a couple years ago, mainly ’cause I’m under the gun to get my textbook finished before class starts in a couple weeks. Plus, when I posted this the first time I only had two or three … Continue reading

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Never shoot a reviewer. How to write a novel–part 30

Read that title again, then go ahead and chuckle. You probably think I’m kidding. Okay, I am. Sorta. But not if you’re truly sensitive about your writing. If all you want to hear is praise when it comes time to find … Continue reading

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Recognition is great, but breakfast is better

I’m re-posting this from a couple years ago, mainly ’cause I’m under the gun to get my textbook finished before class starts in a couple weeks. Plus, when I posted this the first time I only had two or three … Continue reading

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Who am I writing for? (Originally posted on Goodreads.com Mar. 7, 2013.)

The question I posed above is one I could have answered easily in years past. I wrote for me! I was both my harshest critic and most zealous fan. For years this admittedly schizophrenic gestalt powered my writing and colored … Continue reading

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What am I doing here when I could be writing? (Originally posted on Goodreads.com Feb. 17, 2013.)

Most of the fiction writers I know would rather work on new material than spend their energy promoting completed projects. I’ve had agents; I’ve had publishers, and I’ve generated material independently, but no matter how my stories went public, they … Continue reading

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