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Blog is Switching to Monday

In order to try and stay sane, I’m switching this blog to Monday, when I post my career-related blogs. That way I can do both on the same day. In the meantime, enjoy one of my favorite posts of all time, Life is Like a Rosebush. Aunt Rose has passed away since this article was […]

World’s Greatest Hamburger

World’s Greatest Hamburger My brother will be surprised to know this post is about him—especially since it’s not a tribute to his death. How did this come about, you ask? I was reading a book and, about halfway through, the author described yet another character with superlatives. I thought about it and realized that the […]

Secondary Characters—How To Make A Good Story Great

Living In The Shadows—The Fate of Secondary Characters I was watching a movie the other night that looked like it had promise. The first ten minutes got me interested and the main character was intriguing. And then I met the rest of the cast. With only one exception, they were dull, flat, cliched, and otherwise […]

Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing

Decisions About Independent Publishing The best part about being an independent author is you get to make all the decisions yourself. Nobody tells you what to do. You decide on the story, the characters, pick your own book cover, hire your own editor, choose fonts, all of it. It’s a great, wonderful feeling. But there’s […]




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