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A to Z Challenge Reflections

A-to-Z_Reflection_[2014]Ever hear the phrase, “bit off more than you can chew”? I think that is the theme for me. I chose a hard topic and was successful, but wanted to start in March and finish up in two weeks and leave April as a way to catch up on things I’ve fallen behind on.

That is not what happened.

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mad_cat’s Interviews — Adam Santo

BioMeI recently got the opportunity to interview Adam Santo. I, like many others on Twitter, know him for his retweeting of our posts, but he has a few books on the market worth noting.

This is my first time doing this, so I apologize for some of the technical difficulties, and I hope to improve in the future. The format of this is two fold, I will do an informal video interview, and a formal text interview. Adam was kind enough to do both. So enjoy the video and check out his further responses below.

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Epilogue & Exposition — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

EWe are reaching the end our first week of the A-to-Z Blog challenge. This brought to you by the letter E. Yeah, I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with that lame joke. Our words for today is Epilogue and Exposition. Two words that many writers should be familiar with, but like many of my posts, I will try to reveal more than you ever wanted to know.

I thank everyone for their support and would love to hear from you on how much you are enjoying this. Please leave your comments below.

 

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Tools of the Trade — Walking Away

tools of the tradeBeen awhile since I’ve done a Tools of the Trade article. This one doesn’t sound like a tool, but it is an attitude of your project. As writers, each of our stories are our children and we do what we must to protect our children. We spend a lot of time writing, and editing, and writing some more. We seek perfection to our stories.

 

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Worldbuilding #3 — Continents

Welcome to the third edition of the Worldbuilding series. I’m sorry I can get these out soon enough. I want to, but a lot goes into making these. Now I know the first two were kind of boring, that it was all informational and not about actually creating. Now we get to the fun stuff.

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New site released: http://home.chrisvotey.com

I am pleased to announce my new website, http://home.chrisvotey.com

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What is this site? For anyone serious about writing, they need a page where they can show an aspect of their lives and their accomplishments. Also, it is a good idea to have a Press Biography, so if a reporter ever wants to interview you, you can provide them a lot of the information on your site, making their jobs easier.

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Book Release — Terran Psychosis

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It is cause for celebration for me. I have released my second book, Terran Psychosis. This was actually a story I wrote before my work related injury and had intentions of publishing nearly 2 years ago and of course the accident got in the way.

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Book Review: How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

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http://www.thecreativepenn.com/

From what I can tell, I’m not the first to do a review on this book and so many have given great reviews. I’m not exactly breaking ground here in this review, but I do talk to a lot of starting writers who need a boost forward and this book is unknown to them. I hope that those writers visit my blog, so this review is for those who need a good starting point. And this book is that starting point. I do this review for anyone who hasn’t read this book because I think it deserves all attention it can get.

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Traditional Publishing or Not to Self-Publish

While I should be writing or reviewing other people stories, I got off on a tangent of the marketability of self-publishing versus traditional publishing.  In the past, I felt that it was important to self-publishing because of the fear that a traditional publisher would try to force me to market my book for the sake of making money.

But, a recent report suggests that writers who do both self-publishing and traditional publishing have greater success.  This has got me to rethink my marketing strategy.  While the concern I have of changing my story for marketability for traditional publishing, I think I should be open to the possibility of still doing it if I want a long term career.

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