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What is an indie?

I had a ton of fun this weekend playing around with some movie making software you can get online. Xtranormal offers 300 bits up front to create a fun movie, so it cost me nothing. I’m no script writer and

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Speaking of character…A plea to newbie writers who plan to publish

And The Most Important Character is… I’ve been writing for dozens of years and most of those have been undertaken in earnest. I started pursuing publishing at age 12 and 15 and then again at 26. Since then, I’ve freelanced,

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Is a book right for your message? guest post by @ajbarnett

Why Write A Book? a guest post by  AJ Barnett “Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.” – Logan Pearsall Smith – Message, What Message So you

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Writer Wednesday: that junk in your trunk is Steampunk @goblinWriter

Prelude Ramble by thea Sometimes you find someone on Twitter that a the most intriguing handle (@goblinwriter) (mine is the very boring @theaatkinson) , and then you discover they have mentioned you on their blog, and THEN you realize they

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Talking about birds on a wire: a guest post by @jarrettrush

Prelude Ramble by thea I get asked it all the time; you do too, I imagine, if you’re a writer: “Where do you get your ideas?” I dread that one almost as much as I dread the question about what

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Rock n Roll Writer advice: Never Release a book in summer @westofmars

Guest Post by Susan Helene Gottfried ­Back in June — it feels like a lifetime ago! — I released my fourth book, ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 3). It’s my third short story anthology, and the fourth in the famed

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