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Archive for October, 2010
Should You Consider Self-Publishing? Part 2: Hard Work and Hard Lessons from a Self-Published Author
by Holly Jennings • 7 comments
A self-publishing success story!
If you consider going the self-publishing route, do your research and find out what has worked for different people. (There are a plethora of options I will discuss in a later post. Lulu.com is not n...
by Justin C. Key • 12 comments
To be a writer, is that the only thing you can/must do?
Writing is a time consuming hobby/job/career/lifestyle. It doesn’t just take up your hours when you’re sitting in front of your computer, banging away at the story that’s going to change your life one...
An etymological examination of the word "publish." And other more interesting stuff.
What do Margaret Atwood, Mark Twain, Edgar Alan Poe, and Beatrix Potter all have in common? They all have the middle name “Bruce.” I kid. In fact, they are all authors who at one time or ano...
by Justin C. Key • 22 comments
What's more nerve-racking than having a group of people critique your work? Having to critique someone else's (or maybe I'm just weird?).
In continuing with my strategy of writing posts stemming from the current happenings in my literary world, today's union of words is brought on by the critique group I met with last night. They are a...
by Justin C. Key • 37 comments
Why do literary writers hate on genre? No, seriously, I want an answer!
A couple weeks ago I decided that it was time for me to find a writing group in the area. I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco, so basically anywhere in the California Bay Area. I just wanted t...
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