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Writers’ Promises—Don’t Forget to Deliver

Something Special I read a fantasy book one time that was magnificent. It was the first in a series and the series went on for six books. I devoured each one, couldn’t wait for the next to come out; however, (you knew there would be a “however”) at the end of the last book the […]

Life is Like a Rosebush

Early memories The other day I thought of a fond memory from back when I was ten years old. I was helping my Aunt Rose tend to her rose garden, and we were chatting about a lot of things, then, out of the blue, she said, “Life is like a rosebush, Jibbo.” (She always called […]

How to Transform Your Novel into a Bestseller

5 Secrets to Writing Success Warning: This post contains sarcasm. The publishing industry is a complicated business…but there are certain absolutes: Publishers want to publish bestsellers. Agents want to represent bestsellers. Writers want to write bestsellers. Readers want to read bestsellers. Not all writers have the vision to predict or anticipate what will be the […]

The Toughest Decision of All

My name is Dennis. Most of you know me by now. I’m the smart one. The one who writes all the clever posts. I missed my blog last week, and now the old guy (Giacomo) is trying to hijack this week’s post. The truth is, we lost one of our own last week, and he’d […]




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