Monthly Archives: December 2014

Author Tip: Making Hand-Editing Less Painful

If you’re like me, you need to use a variety of editing techniques to end up with a final draft you’re pleased with. That means spending a lot of time and effort, and I’m always looking for ways to make … Continue reading

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Something New from WordPress: 2014 in review

I don’t recall getting a report like this last year, but it’s a nice extra from the good folks at WordPress. It gives a summary of a variety of helpful metrics for your site for 2014 (most popular post, most … Continue reading

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Flash! Amazon Acts like For-Profit Company!

One of the most incredible phenomena I’ve witnessed since I’ve become interested in self-publishing has been the propensity for many authors to lionize Amazon as if Jeff Bezos’s sole purpose in life was to help avenge the author class against … Continue reading

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How Many Drafts Does it Take to Make a Book? (and sample chapters)

Some authors dread revising, while others find it hard to stop. Back in the day when authors found publishers and then mated for life, I expect it may have been easy to know when to call it a day and … Continue reading

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My Thanks for Recent Reviews

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d like to also provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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Make this an Indie Author Holiday Season

If you’re part of a family that loves books, here’s a suggestion for how to do good while doing well this holiday season: spend a mere $10 on an Amazon gift card and tuck it in an envelope along with … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalists Run Amok (Again…)

Heaven help us all, they’re doing it again. The “who” are the venture capitalists, and the “what” is super-inflating another start-up company bubble. One of the subplots in my first book, The Alexandria Project, involved VCs, who I took great … Continue reading

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Interview: Senan Gil Senan, author of Beyond the Pale

“The beauty of Brave New World by Aldus Huxley shows us that a dystopia can be packaged as a utopia” – S.G. Senan I recently reviewed Senan Gil Senan’s excellent dystopian thriller, Beyond the Pale, and subsequently asked whether he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Pale (Senan Gil Senan)

Beyond the Pale is a skillfully conceived and executed variation on the dystopian novel theme, echoing Aldous Huxley’s device of experiencing his brave new world through the eyes of a stranger. In this case, the protagonist is an “Outlander” named … Continue reading

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