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Response to bestselling author J.A. Konrath’s foggy portrait of the “confident” writer

“Have you been published by an impartial third party? Confident writers eventually get traditionally published. Period.” – J.A. Konrath Continue reading

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This isn’t what I should be writing right now.

Twice in one week, now, I’m finding myself plagued by spiritual illness. (The first was caused by an ad for “Toddlers & Tiaras” that showed three year-old girls in Woman makeup and hairspray gyrating to pop music.) Continue reading

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More on reviews: Authors, step away from the internet!

“Now any idiot can be a critic. Writers used to review writers. My second novel was reviewed by Ann Tyler. So who is Roberta Silman?” – Alice Hoffman Continue reading

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A review, and a July 15 ‘net interview at noon

Join author Kristen Tsetsi at www.homefrontinfocus.com at noon, CST, where she’ll discuss “Homefront” with host Beth Williams on blog talk radio. Continue reading

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Why NOT wait to be picked up by a mainstream publisher?

I remembered a post from my other blog that’s certainly still relevant, and that answers not only the question “Why keep marketing?” but also, “Why not wait for a real publisher who’ll get you into bookstores so you don’t have to worry about all of the inevitable rejection even after you think you’ve reached a point you once thought would mean certain respect and Real Author consideration?”

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News

Backword Books is planning some things. I can’t tell you what, yet. And not because I don’t know. I do know. But it’s too early to tell you. All I can tell you is that what’s planned will be interactive. … Continue reading

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The Road to NPR

As a cab driver, I’d listened to NPR every morning and every evening (it was a 12-hour shift) and heard countless authors being interviewed. I fantasized about one day being one of those authors. (But it wasn’t a realistic fantasy; it’s like dreaming of being on Oprah. You can be pretty sure it’s never going to happen.) Continue reading

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The Comparison Effect

How could I, without feeling like an ass, go back to talking about Homefront? Continue reading

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Essential Writers interview

I can be overly “blahblahblah, blah blah BLAH blah…and thennnn…”, but I’d like to include the omitted part here, because it’s amazing how easily others can taint something that would otherwise be “I’m-getting-so-wasted-tonight!” exciting: Continue reading

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Better to not know.

“Are we supposed to read?” I said.

“Oh, you can do whatever you want. I know Shawna plans to read.”

Oh. Uhhh…
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