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WHY YOU HAVE NO CHOICE ABOUT MS WORD

Covering a little bit of previously-explored territory, let’s talk about formatting and the tools you have available to you to make sure that once your short story or novel leaves your computer and attempts to make its way in the … Continue reading

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ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: A STAND-ALONE WITH SERIES POTENTIAL

For a long time now I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that every query letter you send out should have the title of the book you’re trying to sell plus these six words emblazoned across it:   . . . is a … Continue reading

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR FANTASY NOVEL BE?

Last weekend at a seminar at Emerald City Comic Con I was asked again about length, with the assumption that fantasy novels should be, or are expected to be, or somehow sell better if they are 200,000 words long or … Continue reading

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THE LEGAL PAGE

Also known as a copyright page, every book has one . . . or anyway, every book better damn well have one. Take any book off your shelf, a library or book store shelf, and there it’ll be, almost always immediately following … Continue reading

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LEARN THIS STUFF RIGHT NOW OR STOP WRITING

I don’t know, maybe it’s stress, but I think this week I’m going to channel my inner Chuck Wendig and yell at everybody about some simple components to the craft of writing that I used to see very rarely, then … Continue reading

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DON’T LET THIS BE THE LAST NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY!

It started on August 19, 2010 with a post at John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. I made the case that we needed a National Buy a Book Day—and in the handful of years that followed I tried to walk … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XXI: TOMMY HANCOCK

Tommy Hancock is doing something almost no one else has had the courage to do: run a publishing company from the state of Arkansas. Though only “geographically undesirable” from the point of view of the lumbering old giant of traditional … Continue reading

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WHY AMAZON DOESN’T SCARE ME

Depending on whether or not you’ve put all your indie publishing eggs in the Kindle Select Program or not, you may see Amazon as the Great Liberator or the Great Satan. If you’re trying to run an independent brick-and-mortar bookstore—first … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XX: LOGAN L. MASTERSON

Logan L. Masterson describes himself as a “poet, writer, actor, storyteller, artist, photographer, and new world man.” Logan and I share a few of those traits, along with a relationship with Pro Se Productions, a leading small press publisher focused … Continue reading

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MAKING A LONG STORY SHORT

I’m often asked how long a novel should be and I always try to weasel out of answering by saying something like: “It should be as long as it needs to be.” I’m trying to avoid saying what I personally … Continue reading

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