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Nanowrimo 2017: Tips that Make National Novel Writing Month More Fun

I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t write a draft of a book until after college. Until then, it was melodramatic short stories, a lot of embarrassing poetry and a decent chunk of features stories published in city papers. I didn’t […]

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Podcasting Basics for the Wannabe Podcaster

I’m certainly not an expert podcaster, and I was hesitant to write this blog because I’m not in a position to be telling anyone what to do as far as podcasts go. But I’ve had quite a few people ask about which tools I’m using, so I figured I’d share. […]

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When Done Is Better Than Perfect

I can’t stand when someone tries to look over my shoulder while I’m writing. I don’t want anyone to see my mistakes and false starts and the cheesy stuff that comes out before the (hopefully) better work replaces it. I’m under no illusions that my finished work is perfect, but […]

Amazon: Bad for Books, Bad for Self-Publishing, Bad for Birmingham

I’ve never wanted to write a blog less than this one. I’ve been avoiding the topic of Amazon — avoiding it on my podcast, and avoiding it on my blog. But with Birmingham falling all over themselves to try to bring Amazon to town (come on, guys — have some […]