Breaking into New Markets

This last week I did something I have meant to do for a while, but haven't had the time to contemplate doing: I paid for advertising, and coordinated a big promotional push for one of my books. Most of my marketing is near-passive. I have my blog, and my social media presence, but I don't... Continue Reading →


I've had a series of conversations I took part in this week, and in them answered, or helped answer, some questions that I thought applicable enough to repeat them here. Writing, publishing, cover art... it's all fodder for the blog, right? I had a conversation the other day with a friend who is also a... Continue Reading →

Mud, Glorious Mud…

“Mud, mud, glorious mud, Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.” Flanders and Swann – The Hippopotamus’s Song So come let us wallow… Now a few weeks ago I wrote of the poor fellow who decried the terrible tragic sinking into the swamp, the morass of self-published drekk, where jewels (such, naturally, as his... Continue Reading →

Building a Blog

In the last 48 hours I have written about 15K words of fiction, which is a lot, for me. I have about 20% of the projected length of the novel remaining, and I want to finish it as soon as possible so I can get on to other projects, this summer being very very busy.... Continue Reading →

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