Category Archives: Blog entry

Expanding Your Audience


The one thing that hobbles most writer’s recognition is the crowd they are lost within. If the literary world were at all honest (which it is not) it would admit that Hemingway was not unique and neither was Poe. For … Continue reading

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Cloaking Racism as an excuse


I was doing a search on the GEICO Caveman ads when I came across a blog written by a woman whose writing techniques were stellar, her content…not so much. My chief issue with the content is the search for reasons … Continue reading

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Massaging the ego


As writers we are an egotistical bunch. Come on now, admit it, the one thing we desire above all else, besides a fat publishing contract is the approval and admiration of our readers. The last thing we want to see … Continue reading

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Forum, we don’t need no steenking forum


Yeah, I know the title is cheesy, but I happen to like cheese. What this is, if you’ll indulge me is my attempt to skirt around the fact that I have utterly no idea how to create a workable forum. … Continue reading

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Genre Banners Volume 2


This is the second set of genre banners for Writers Exchange publishing. With the advent of the e-book reader, I see more and more people being able to add to their library across a much wider spectrum of authors than previously … Continue reading

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Adding humor


Nearly every one of my favorite authors is a master at adding humor to a narrative, Terry Pratchet is the acknowledged pinnacle of the art and the numerous adaptations of his Diskworld novels add proof of that. With imitation being … Continue reading

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Keeping it “fresh”


There is a catchphrase in the literary agent world, and yes, even though it is only one word, it is indeed a phrase due to its usage, fresh. If we were able to compile every work of fiction going back … Continue reading

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