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Playwriting topically Back when I was a younger man– last week! I swear!– and getting my hands dirty in the craft of playwriting, I spent a lot of time worrying about one thing in particular: will the play I’m writing work for an audience ten years from now?  Will it work for an audience fifty…

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Blog Review: Immortal

New blog review The latest review of Immortal comes from fellow novelist Spencer Seidel: Immortal’s fast-paced plot and collection of interesting and surprising characters will have you turning pages. It’s a hard book to put down and one of those books that make you wish the story was real… Read the full review here

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Merry Writer's Christmas

Riting iz easy A while ago a distant relative of mine contacted me with some questions as to how he might go about making a living as a novelist.  He was not at that time a writer, but liked to read and thought it might be a good way to make a living. I didn’t…

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In defense of Amazon

Outrage You have, I am sure, heard at least a portion of the story: Amazon.com allowed an e-book that instructed pedophiles on how to be better pedophiles (I’m guessing) to go on sale through their vast retail empire.  When the book was discovered– and I’m sort of interested in figuring out what search parameters led…

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International and electronic Immortal

Death of the “local” customer As I have discussed before, the e-book revolution sort of took me by surprise.  I still like paper books, but I’m coming to realize that every day I cling to them is another day for me to look like a guy on horseback on a freeway. And I’m still trying…

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Catching up

Picking up various bits of story here and there Blogging is a funny thing.  Sometimes a topic just hits you and you can’t wait to write it down.  Sometimes, you have nothing, and then the fact that you have nothing becomes a Thing, because you know you should blog if only to keep people from…

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Miscellany

Losing my mind I’m going to go ahead and conclude that I am not wired properly to handle a gradual book roll-out. A week ago I was completely convinced Immortal wasn’t going to debut as scheduled, which is a terrifying thought for someone who’s already gone through that once.  Now I’m completely preoccupied with the…

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IMMORTAL: Available NOW

Amazon comes through Against all conceivable odds, Amazon has successfully listed Immortal in time for its official release date, meaning it is available for ordering RIGHT NOW! Follow the link below to order your copy! IMMORTAL on Amazon Some details The listing is imperfect, and because this is Amazon, changes are going to take a…

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IMMORTAL: Resale cover

Resale cover Below is a copy of the first official resale cover for Immortal.  We could fit only one blurb on this cover, so the others are inside on the front.  Additional blurbs will be either added to the back– we may take away some text there in the future– or included in the front,…

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Brave new world of e-publishing

A long time ago in a land far, far away Way back in 1999–which (and I hope you’re sitting down) was eleven years ago(!) (!!)– I was asked a question by an online friend, said question being this: do I have a novel I would like her to publish? This is a question many of…

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