Ego and ignorance: The writer’s two worst enemies

From Rick: Lately, I’ve been doing occasional posts on what may sound like the seven deadly sins for writers. I did one called “Greed” (July 31, 2018) in which I talked about what can happen when writers get greedy, are

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News and updates on important topics for writers

(1) Bookstores, and Barnes & Noble in particular. In case you haven’t heard the news about B&N being up for sale, here’s Kris Rusch’s take on it and on bookstores in general and how they have applied to authors. Once

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The genre trap: classifying your book

From Rick: Recently I’ve had several questions regarding how to figure out how to classify a book genre-wise. Some of these questions have dealt with the differences between biographies and historical fiction as well as some interesting misconceptions when it

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A quiz on last post’s reading material

From Rick: I’m just coming off a busy, week-long vacation to the California National Parks (King’s Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite, Death Valley) plus other places of interest along the way, so I’m going to keep this week’s post short. Besides, I’ll

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