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  • Outwitted

    Outwitted

    I might have outwitted myself. My post entitled Vanna Depresses was a tongue-in-cheek look at the division between self-publishing and traditional publishing. But if you’ve never heard of a “vanity press” or a…

  • Vanna Depresses Hope Depression Signpost

    Vanna Depresses

    A lot of people have warned me to watch out for Vanna D. Just like her namesake on that long-running television game show, she’s quite a make-up artist. Vanna D offers cosmetic assistance to self-published…

  • Letter from Ecuador

    Letters between friends

    I received an e-mail from my cousin the other day — a wonderfully long, heartfelt response to my debut novel. It confirmed what I had already begun to recognize: that the greatest part of…

  • Gobblefunk Quote Roald Dahl

    A Nonsensical Feat!

    I did it. Today I finished Goodnight Sunshine — acknowledgements, bio, author interview and all. 334 pages. 4 sections. 61 chapters. 1 prologue. 90,916 words. 398,135 characters. A team of 16 people: 1…

  • Edited Page

    Ownership

    I have great appreciation for the editing process. My wife, Sheila, is an editor — a very good one — and I have benefited from her input on just about everything I’ve written…