But I'm Too Busy To Write!

But I'm Too Busy To Write!

I can’t write, I’m too… (fill in the blank)

 

Busy, right? That’s the most common answer. And that’s the right answer for a lot of people. Parents of newborns are at the top of this category. CEO’s of massive corporations also fit here. Some people should be too busy to write a book. That’s okay.

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I Love Indie Authors.

I Love Indie Authors.

I love indie authors.

I’ve been doing this for, let’s see, Tina and I formed Barely Salvageable in late June of 2015, so about six months now, and I’ve been researching the business a good deal longer than that, and every person I’ve met, either in person or via the internet, has been helpful, friendly, and open.

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Some NaNoWriMo Tips.

Some NaNoWriMo Tips.

So, we're eighteen days into NaNoWriMo as you're reading this, and hopefully by this point I've written more than thirty thousand words toward my manuscript.

How are you doing? Are you in the weeds? Have you fallen behind due to too many days off? Or do to not knowing what to write about? Or have you already rocketed over the finish line?

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Editing Your Own Work

Editing Your Own Work

What steps can I take to edit my own work?
There seems to be this illusion amongst writers that they are not editors, but they are. At least, any writer worth his salt has spent time reviewing word choices, rephrasing dialogue, and destroying sections of story because he forgot that the main character’s sword doesn’t appear until page 112.

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Writing As Therapy.

Writing As Therapy.

Recently I read an article that said people shouldn’t say their goals out loud. It can convince the brain that it’s already happened. A dramatic percentage followed, but of course now that I’m writing this, I can’t find the article. Lost in the sea of Facebook feeds, alas. Not long ago I also read an article about keeping journals. People who do tend to work through their problems faster than those who don't.

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In Response to "Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year."

In Response to "Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year."

This article has been turning up in all of my online writers' groups lately. 

Basically the premise is that the model of high productivity being revived by indie authors leads to sacrificing quality for quantity. 

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