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The Final Stage of Writing

The last stage of writing is only the last stage if you plan to publish your work. Of course, I’m talking about publishing. Once you have the work polished to your satisfaction, you will have to try selling it. If

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Publication Announcement: The Christmas Book

I am pleased to announce that my third book, The Christmas Book is available now, at Smashwords, as a pre-order and will be available for download November 1. The print edition will be available soon at Amazon, and CreateSpace. Patrick

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Letting go

I had to let go of some fear when I published my first novel, Accidental Colony. It did rather well, I think, for a first book that had no promotion for it. In case you didn’t know, it’s available as

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Publication Announcement

Regular readers of my blog know about the story that I have been posting here over the past few months. It follows the investigation of a cat serial killer and the team of investigators who investigated the crimes and brought

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Self Publishing with Smashwords

Smashwords has some stringent rules that one must follow to publish through their site. It’s free, but you have to prepare your manuscript as carefully as you can. Oddly, the cover is actually a separate file. You need one to

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Posted in Writing Techniques

Spring Promises

Spring is a time of renewal. Spring is the time of the year that we should be doing resolutions for changing something about ourselves. New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but few people keep them. I guess the

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Journaling

My journal is not a report of day-to-day activities. It could be, but it isn’t. no, my journal is free writing. That’s the writing exercise where you sit down and just write what comes into your head and put it

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