A week closer…

October 2, 2016

… and there’s still stuff to do! I’m waiting for comments from my editor to do the final polish. I’m building the publishing templates for the ebook and print version. And I’m slowly figuring out how the final pieces fit together to get a book from my head to your hands. I have learned a …

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It’s almost here!

September 28, 2016

Since January, I’ve been involved in a Super Secret Project (OK, not so secret recently). I’ve written one in a series of twelve connected books. The books will be available on Amazon starting tomorrow, one per week. Mine is Book 3: release date October 13. The Thurston Hotel Books are standalone contemporary romances connected by …

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The wind blows

September 27, 2016

It’s fall. I should be working on one of the client websites I’ve got underway. I should be writing the promotional stuff for my first novel, which is scheduled for release in TWO WEEKS! Instead, I’m thinking about fall, and writing poetry. So you get to read that today, instead of the newsletter or blog …

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The importance of editing

June 30, 2016

For a number of years now I have followed Marian Call http://mariancall.com/, an indie musician who writes some of the most literate and literary songs I’ve ever heard: powerful lyrics about universal subjects set to rich and complex melodies. How can you not like a song with the word “cacophony”? Or one about the moon, …

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Scrivener and Dropbox and the PC, oh my

August 27, 2015

I didn’t like the way Scrivener for the PC worked directly with Dropbox. (See this article http://www.apheleia.net/scrivener-and-dropbox-redux/.) I found that Scrivener got really sluggish when saving a large project directly into the Dropbox folder. Plus, I wanted my backup utility MozyHome to still catch and back up my Scrivener projects. It’s occasionally dicey when I …

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Craft books and the creative process

August 5, 2015

I love to watch people work. No, it’s not that I’m lazy, or that I just want to sit on the sidelines of life. But I really enjoy watching someone do something they do well. Especially when it’s something I don’t know how to do myself. It doesn’t matter what that something is. On a …

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