Writers and Their Fictions

After talking to some writer friends the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of books resembling an author’s life. Many people come up with stories because of things that happened to them or their friends and family, or build characters that […]

Reader Thanks Day: What Are You Thankful For?

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Apparently today is Reader Thanks Day. I’ve never heard of this before–in fact, I think it may have just been created–but I kind of love it already. Reading means so many different things to so many people. Why not share what makes it special for you, what you […]

Self-Publishing Strategy: HAVE ONE.

As the self-publishing world grows and grows there is more and more research to be done before taking the leap. What self-pub platform to use, what retailers to target, if you should use a distributor, print and eBook or eBook-only–the list of non-editorial decisions is […]

Dictionary Drama: “Literally” a Bad Idea

While I am certainly not innocent when it comes to using the word “literally” in its common slang form, I must say I’m not super thrilled at its new spot in the dictionary. I do my best not to use “literally” in everyday speech unless doing so correctly, and I think that’s what bothers me the most. Adding words […]