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Sequels vs. Grad School: Task Queues of the Damned

Ten years ago I waded into my first National Novel Writing Month with an idea that had been banging around in my head. I came out the other side with something more than 50,000 words and the pleasant surprise of learning I could in fact write a novella all in one go. It took a … Continue reading »

“Advertising Costs Money. New Stories Make Money.”

The title of this post is a quote from a fantastic blog post/interview/conversation between Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler. Eisler describes having walked away from a half-million dollar contract to self-publish after deciding he could do better on his own than with a traditional publisher acting as his promoter and gatekeeper. In it he points … Continue reading »

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