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Ksenia Anske
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So everyone everywhere is talking about the KDP Unlimited payment change from per loan to based on the number of pages that have been read. Okay. I'll add my opinion to the pool. STAND ON YOUR OWN. 
I have just noticed that writers are complaining online about KDP Unlimited now paying per page read or something like that. It doesn't apply to me as my books don't qualify for the program (because I give them away for free on my site), so I wasn't paying much attention to this talk, but right now EVERYONE EVERYWHERE is talking about it, so I thought I'd add my piece of mind to the conversation. I invite you to stand on your own. ...
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I wrote you a new post. A very funny post. You will choke on your coffee reading it, so get ready some paper towels. Done? Good. Here it is. MARKET YOUR BOOK YOUR OWN WAY. 
This will be ridiculously funny (I'll be mostly making fun of myself) and only moderately useful (more of a moral tale of what not to do). As you have seen, my second little book of tweets arrived, and I have screamed about it everywhere. Which was a good thing because it prepared me for marketing The Badlings, which should be ready this week or the coming week, and about which of course I will also scream everywhere, albeit louder. (...
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Look what just arrived! It's here! It's here! I'm giving away 5 copies on Goodreads. The giveaway should be live later today or tomorrow. Go get yours!
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Congratulations on the second birth!
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Okay, folks. Hot from the press. A new post for you that took me all morning to write. PRICING YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS. 
Are you ready of a long tearful saga about pricing your self-published books? You better be. Go get your popcorn, I'll wait.  All done? Good. Let's proceed.  This will be the opening of a can of worms, talking about pricing. Not very appetizing but necessary to suffer through. I wrote a little bit about this here, and now I'll expand on it more as there are so many little variants that even if you want to set the price for your book...
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I'M DONE PROOFREADING "THE BADLINGS."

If you want to glance over it this weekend to see if I missed anything, email me. On Monday it goes for formatting to +Stuart Whitmore.

This book is done. I will publish it, then move on to writing the 2nd draft of TUBE. Onward.
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Awesome, looking forward to seeing it!
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New post. Naturally, it’s related to me slaving over The Badlings to get it ready for publication. This whole proofreading thing made me start over-edit it. Hence the post: WHY IT'S A BAD IDEA TO OVER-EDIT.
There is a reason editors exist, and I think that reason is simply the need to slap writers' hands and stop them from editing where no editing is needed.  So I'm proofreading The Badlings, right? And this thing has already been through 5 drafts and 2 editing scrubs and is supposed to be final, then I catch this clumsy description that is very important. It shows a major world change, yet I glossed over it. Here it is (WARNING!!! Spoi...
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So yesterday I noticed how "I'll just check my phone real quick" turned into 30 minutes, and I wrote you a new post (because we writers all battle with this): THE SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGE/DISENGAGE BATTLE. 
Yesterday I caught myself on noticing how "I'll just check my phone real quick" turned into 30 minutes of lost time. I'm usually pretty diligent about sticking to the routine of DO NOT ENGAGE ONLINE UNTIL YOUR WORK IS DONE, but I'm only human so I slip. For some reason this particular slip really got under my skin. It was evening and I was so tired that I had no energy to exercise or to meditate. My day was packed and I hoped to combi...
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And, here is a blog post about Blue Sparrow 2 being published. It has all the links. And a secret, a secret hunt for a secret image in the book. I dare you to find it. 
Look at this! The second book of my tweets is here! Not only is it choke-full of wisdom, it's choke-full of amazing illustrations by local artist Jeff Bergstrand. There are lots of birds and cats and even a boob. I dare you to buy the book and tell me where you found the boob, and what you think it represents. Now, as you remember, the first Blue Sparrow started out on Twitter. You guys asked for it. Blue Sparrow 2 has also been done ...
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Long overdue. The old profile pic was like 3 years old or something.
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Got asked to write a guest blog post on how ROSEHEAD came into being. Enjoy! 
When I found Rosehead on Wattpad, it instantly stood out as different because it had a personality well beyond the words used to craft it. Thanks so much, Ksenia Anske, for offering to tell the sto...
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Remember you asked for more stories from my son? Well, here you go. This one we wrote together today, after eating lunch. It's called, GRANDMA'S REVENGE. 
Well, it happened again. Peter wrote another story. Actually, we wrote it together (see if you can spot the places that are mine), but it was him about 70%, I'd say. Maybe 73.65%. Yeah, that sounds about right. Anyway, we were eating lunch. Russian shchi! So we started talking about soup, and he came up with this idea about a boy who has to eat soup but doesn't eat soup, and his grandma gets angry at him for not eating soup. Then it got...
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Well, look what happened today. I go online after proofreading and see this.
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Writer of fantasy stuff. Pathologically immature. Giving my novels away for free! IRKADURA, ROSEHEAD, SIREN SUICIDES. Download here: http://bit.ly/1bqQIQn
Introduction
Ksenia was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to US in 1998 not knowing English, having studied architecture and not dreaming that one day she'd be writing. SIREN SUICIDES, an urban fantasy set in Seattle, is her 1st novel. She lives in Seattle with her boyfriend and their combined 4 kids in a house on top of the hill that they like to call The Loony Bin.
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I quit my career to write full time!
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  • Cornish College of the Arts
    Design, 1999 - 2002
  • Moscow Architectural Institute
    Architecture, 1995 - 1998
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