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2 Weeks Vacation

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

2 Weeks Vacation

Strangely, travelling is one of my more relaxing experiences. Not to overlook the strain of the TSA (complicating matters is the fact that I saved space in my suitcase by wearing my bulkiest jacket and high-heeled boots, not exactly easy to take off & put back on in a rush) or even the physical strain of lugging a backpack and suitcase for 12+ hours (ah, carry on). But at least things are simple. I never bother with WiFi while flying, so I am completely unlinked from the Internet for the...

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More on the Starter Guide

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Namely, you have the chance to win some free copies!2 print copies are available through a Goodreads giveaway that closes on April 7th.Ebook copies are also available at LibraryThing in a giveaway that closes to entries this Friday, March 28th. Also, I’ve put together a list of all the posts on this blog that wound up–substantially revised, but with some similarities in structure and content–in the Starter Guide. If you found any of these posts useful or interesting,...

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It’s Fair Trade Friday on this blog, too!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s Fair Trade Friday on this blog, too!

As a child, I was never especially distracted by the weather. Nice days were nice, but I could wait patiently until I got out of class to run around and soak up the sun.Not so much anymore. It helps that I’ve learned walking provides necessary fresh air, exercise, and rest for the wordsmith portion of my brain; it also helps that we’ve just made it through 3 months of snow coming in amounts and at times cruel and absurd enough to awaken anyone’s cynicism (I never got angry at...

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Where You Can Get the Starter Guide for Professional Writers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Where You Can Get the Starter Guide for Professional Writers

I’m happy to announce that The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is now available at most online retailers! The Starter Guide for Professional Writers contains everything to know so that you can begin earning money for your writing. Ten chapters address every stage of writing, revising, releasing, and promoting your first (or second, or third) published story, including what you need to:  Defeat writer’s block and finish your story Revise to make the strongest manuscript...

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Veterans of Future Wars release

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Veterans of Future Wars release

My short story “Ayema’s Fleet” has been reprinted in the Veterans of Future Wars anthology from Martinus Publishing. As with the Battlespace anthology “Ayema’s Fleet” first appeared in, VFW is for a good cause–10% of proceeds from the anthology go to Disabled American Veterans. I’ve done an interview with anthology editor Martin T. Ingham, which can be read here. And the anthology itself is available in print and ebook at Amazon.com and Barnes...

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Kobo Coincidence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kobo Coincidence

In a sort of amusing coincidence, Aqua Vitae appears in the Kobo search right above Night Train to Rigel, the novel I read just before writing AV and which certainly jogged my brain on the interplanetary tourism elements. A family reunion of sorts. (The Starter Guide still isn’t available in all sites, although it is in the Smashwords premium catalog since it’s only a matter of time. Checking where it is available was my actual reason for this ego search today.)...

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One Year Later

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

One Year Later

I started this blog on February 9, 2013. Reading back over my first few posts, it’s tempting to think about how far I’ve come since then. Clever, hardworking college graduate seeks job…finds one?  When I started Story Addict, I had just moved to Washington, D.C. for one last semester before graduation. Like most new graduates, I was concerned about making the shift to a young professional. To be honest, I still am. And I’m still feeling out the specifics. Over the...

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Monday

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Monday

The Starter Guide ebook rewards to my crowdfunding campaign supporters have been sent out! I expect to receive the proof print copy later this week and complete my spot-check for typos in a bout of feverish editing. Speaking of feverish editing, I’ve been so wrapped up in the Guide and other projects that I missed the date when my story went live at the Lorelei Signal! In the Lorelei Signal’s Quarter 1 Issue, “In the Mirror” appears in print for the first time since its...

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The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is Complete! Completely Complete!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is Complete! Completely Complete!

After a grueling morning formatting session, I am pleased to announce that the Starter Guide for Professional Writers has been submitted to CreateSpace for approval and will be going to the Kindle Store, Smashwords, and Omnilit within the next few days. I’m mostly exhausted, but also pretty pleased. Because of a number of illustrations among the text, I have to do the ebook formatting very carefully–wish me luck! But the print files are as clean as I can make them, and no errors...

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For Everyone Misspelling My Name: Thank You!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For Everyone Misspelling My Name: Thank You!

Yet another misspelling–on an address label, of all things–has sparked this…let’s not call it a rant. Let it be, rather, inspiration. All my life, my name has been misspelled, mispronounced, and just generally misunderstood. Mispronunciations I can understand. In a quick conversation, the balance of probability suggests you were just introduced to Theresa, rather than a more uncommon variety. Given the sheer number of people who read Teh-rez in the French...

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