Housekeeping

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Did you guys know that printed books should always be odd-numbered on the right page? Or that text should be right and left justified? Or, for a matter of fact, that when you shorten the front of a word with an apostrophe (ex. ‘leave ’em alone’) that the apostrophe must face the same way as one that shortens the […]

Milestones

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Milestones are a big part of a writer’s life. From the first short story or novel that we finish to the first book signing or reading we give, life seems to be measured in tiny increments of success. I still remember the first novel I ever completed. It’s almost entirely rubbish and needs to be […]

Proofs Have Arrived!

Proofs Have Arrived!
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Ladies and gentlemen, proofs have arrived for the paperback of A Time-Traveller’s Best Friend! They’re almost all gone, too; because as soon as they arrived, various family members began to claim title to them. (Actually, I went a bit crazy a la Ophrah: ‘You get a book! You get a book! Everybody gets a book!‘) So if anyone […]

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things (Or, Post-Publishing Blues)

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So I’ve finished my first, (self)published ebook (gratuitous Kindle link and gratuitous Kobo link to same). There was a big sort of scuffle toward the deadline, when I seemed to be writing during every lunch break at work, then rushing home to write feverishly every evening until bedtime. After the writing there was the editing, […]

Clipping From ‘The Margaree Moocher’

Clipping From ‘The Margaree Moocher’
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Kez and Marx seem to have popped up on Seventh World, in the small township of Margaree . . . Clipping from The Margaree Moocher, Community Column.   Law Enforcement in the community Robbery at Margaree Downtown Drive-through Grocer. At 3.57pm local time, officers were called to the scene of a robbery at the Margaree […]

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