Tag Archives: style

7 Tips to Being the Author You Were Meant to Be

It’s difficult to be an author and carve out your own identity.  There are industry standards, armies of gatekeepers, lengthy histories of each genre, and the constantly gnawing self-doubt.  A negative opinion on our style can hit harder than 100 … Continue reading

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Post Revisited: Crushers of Souls and Puppies

Due to being busy with things and heading out for the weekend, I’m going to keep the ‘Post Revisits’ going for today.  This one was originally posted on January 2, 2013. I read a post about the characteristics of heroes … Continue reading

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Throwback Post- Present Vs. Past Tense: A Curious History

Originally posted on April 10, 2013.  This has been unaltered.  In fact, I didn’t even re-read it, so I’m going to keep myself in the dark.  (I did notice that it ends with me talking about my 4th book. You … Continue reading

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Author Life: Find Your Style and Own It!

The theme for this week is ‘Author Life’, which I’m guessing I wrote up while I was exhausting or a little buzzed.  I figure part of the challenge here is to figure out what I was talking about.  Anyway, there … Continue reading

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That’s Great, but That Guy Thinks You Suck

First, we all know that you can’t please everybody.  That’s not what this brief post is about. When writing a new book, I think back to critical reviews to help me refine what I’m doing.  I’m not perfect, so I … Continue reading

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Present Tense Tips: Use At Own Risk

I have to say that the above scene from Spaceballs is very close to how some people have reacted to present tense writing.  I know this is a topic I beat to death, but it’s my style and I take … Continue reading

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Faith and Confidence

First off, this is not me losing faith in my own writing.  I want to get that out there right away before I give people the wrong impression.  Contrary to what some reviews have said, I have faith and confidence … Continue reading

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Bane of the Author: Editing and Revising

I love and hate the revising process as much as the next guy.  Unless the next guy is a professional editor and then he’s got more to talk about.  As self-published authors, many of us have to take the revising … Continue reading

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A Declaration?

An odd idea was just thrown at my ears in regards to my present tense issues.  *sees everyone getting to leave*  I locked the doors for the next minute.  *jingles keys and backs away* Before I’m lynched, it has been … Continue reading

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Contractions . . . You Know What I Mean

Everything has been delayed, so I decided to fix something up that a few people have been on my case about.  Sadly, these are people I know in real life, so they tend to have more clout than others.  They … Continue reading

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