Archive > December 2011

New Year, Same Goals

For those of us who subscribe to the Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is the last day of the year, and the day after brings us into 2012. Many of us made resolutions at the beginning of this year, and this is the time when we look at how we did, and adjust for greater success in […]

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A very Inkpunks Christmas!

What are the Inkpunks?   They are friends who will call you when you can’t make it to World Fantasy, and make sure you’re somehow still in the big group photo.               An Inkpunk is someone who will travel a thousand miles to your wedding even though you’ve never […]

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Write a Bad Book

Earlier this year, I finished my third novel. After feedback from different beta readers, I’ve decided I need to start over from scratch, keeping the same premise and main characters, but making a lot of major changes. Am I discouraged? Hell, yeah. Do I want to just be done with it and be published already? […]

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Guest Post: Critiques and Friends, A Compatible Mix? By Jacob Ruby.

Jacob Ruby is the primary pseudonym of Bear Weiter—an artist by education and a 3D illustrator/animator by trade, who spends most of his time forging his thoughts into twisted stories. As Jacob, his work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Rigor Amortis, SNM Horror Magazine, and Bonded by Blood IV, as well as the […]

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I nominate thee!

It’s award season again! Wait, didn’t I write a post that started out that way like, last week or something? Well, yes I did write that post, but it wasn’t last week, it was over 6 months ago, and can be found here. I do recommend (re-)reading it, because I’ve been reading like a hurricane […]

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Boldly Going Where Everyone Has Gone Before

I’ve been watching a lot of Star Trek lately. A LOT of Star Trek. Ever since Netflix secured the rights to stream the whole enchilada, I’ve been (re)enjoying the voyages of the starships Enterprise, Enterprise, Voyager, and Enterprise (and the Defiant).  One of the things I’ve noticed on my return trip through the Star Trek […]

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Blogging for Authors

This post is for you writing and creative types who are unhappy with your blogs. You feel like you are Supposed To Blog, but each post is a chore to write, and if anyone comments, it’s the same two friends. Worse, you feel like your blogging doesn’t support your booklife–maybe it even takes away from […]

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Burping the book baby

Almost exactly eight years ago, I sat down to rock my baby to sleep and fell into another world. I stayed inside it all day, envisioning characters and places that kept calling me out of ordinary life and into a dream state. It was probably the one hundredth (or even one thousandth) novel idea I’d […]

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Writer’s Block: Now I Get It

Writer’s block. That state of wanting to write something but not being able to find the words, disliking anything you do manage to write, or perhaps losing your motivation to write altogether. No paragraphs, sentences, or words appear on the page. You are blocked, silenced, inert. Confession: I didn’t used to believe this was a […]

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