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I’m not doing so well on my goal of reading one craft book a month. But it’s not that I haven’t been reading. I have! It’s just been a little slow going with life’s events and getting two books ready for publication. It also has to do with the book I’ve been reading – Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that it’s a bad book or boring or anything so horrible. Most of you have already read this book and know it’s actually quite the opposite. It’s one of the best craft books … Continue reading


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After being only the 8th author in history – and the 1st self-published author – to sell 1 million ebooks on Kindle, John Locke has been the latest buzz in the publishing industry. His new book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months, may lead some people to believe that he’s an overnight sensation. But, as is usual when someone makes it big, it wasn’t so easy. Locke put a lot of time and effort into achieving what he has and it started long before the 5 months to 1 million sales began. But he’s an astute businessman … Continue reading


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A few months ago, I made a goal for myself to read at least one craft book per month. Um, that’s craft as in writing craft, not as in arts and crafts. Unfortunately, I don’t have time for those kinds of crafts these days. Anyway, I started by trying to re-read Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel and the accompanying workbook, but they weren’t really grabbing me. I’d already read both a couple times and wanted something new, so I kind of fell off the wagon. But staying up on our craft is important. We can always improve, right? So … Continue reading


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