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Indie or Not?

My recent experience with Kindle Scout got me to thinking about a few things. […]

How Do You Come Up With This Crap?

A writer never knows from where or when an idea may come. While my wife and I were on a road trip through Northern Arizona, […]

That Contentious Semicolon!

You wouldn’t think that a topic as innocuous as punctuation could illicit the slightest opinion or criticism. And yet… […]

The/A Great American Novel

By definition, it is impossible for there to be one single novel that could be considered The Great American Novel. […]

Another Writer

Great strides have been made in recent years toward the development of self-publishing tools and outlets that enable authors to easily reach an audience. […]

The Genre Game

There are a lot of things to love about living here in the the Northwest. One of them is the Seattle International Film Festival. It’s a great way to escape the predictable regurgitation Hollywood forever lives up to. […]

Get Your Own Ideas, Pal!

A few months back I went on about originality: how truly original ideas are rare, and how most of us creative types find inspiration in what’s come before, imprinting our own style and world-view onto what’s already been done. And that’s okay. […]