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You asked for it. Here you go. 
All of us have our personal horrors. Without having read any history on why George Orwell wrote 1984, and because you asked about my opinion, I give it to you here before it becomes tainted by what the outside world thinks. And the outside world, that is, the world outside my head, must think a lot since 1984 is considered a masterpiece.  It sounded to me very much like a materialization of George's deep seated fear (stirred up by St...
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Had no idea about that. I don't read news or debates or anything of the sort, so this was just my feeling. I love his writing, and I forgive him for that. I also forgive Lovecraft because his stuff is fucking Weird with a capital W and I enjoyed it. It twisted my brain.
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Look. A new post on your indie book pricing. Because Ryan in the comments on my pervious pricing post asked me to expand on profit margins and markup and the like. 
I have written quite a few posts recently on pricing your indie books, all of which are stepping stones on the path of me learning it while watching the turbulent changes in the publishing industry and going through bankruptcy and running out of my ghostwriting money and being a novice to indie publishing. The only experience I can rely on is running my startup for 5 years, and the basics that I learned from reading books and articles...
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Just enabled distribution for The Badlings to bookstores and libraries, so go to your local bookstore and ask for a copy! And ask your library to purchase a copy for their catalog! Thank you!!! XOXO
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Well then, as I always do it (almost forgot this time!), here is the 1st chapter of TUBE, Draft 2, named appropriately RED SHOES. Tell me your thoughts, especially how you think it compares to Draft 1.
I have completely forgotten about my tradition to post the first chapter of a new draft here. It tells you how much this book has pulled me away from reality. This, and the fact that I haven't blogged in a week. That's unheard of. Like I mentioned already, something new is happening. My process is changing. Also, my daily routine is changing. Now in the mornings, before I start writing, I go over the list of new words that have accum...
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What a wonderful ROSEHEAD interview. To think about it, people are still reading it, and my mind is already several books ahead. Strange feeling. 
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People still download and read the books I put out 5 years ago. Readers keep coming and they keep finding our books. It is something I am surprised about as well. Get used to it!
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Okay, so my writing process is drastically changing for some reason, so here is a new post for you. Tell me what you think (maybe I'm turning into a genius?). 
Yesterday I have embarked on my usual task of reading the first draft of TUBE from start to finish in as short a time as possible before starting the next draft, and in these two days I have witnessed a huge change in my process. It came out of nowhere, on its own, unbidden. I had but to oblige and let it take over. It startled me. I wonder if this is some kind of a milestone or something, but I'll write it out here so it will make more...
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Awesome IRKADURA review. 
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Read this amazing review of The Badlings by +M. Aamir Naseer. Wow. Just wow. 
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Have been seeing lots of folks complaining lately that they would like to write a book but have no time. Well, here is a post for you. 
The last few days I keep stumbling on the same issue that either some of you are expressing to me, or I see others struggling with, which is easy to summarize in the following statement: "Oh, I want to write a book, but I have no time. There's ... (insert a valid-sounding reason like "millions of dollars to chase for my American dream" or "twenty elderly aunts to take care of" or "scores of TV shows to catch up on" or "hungry triplet...
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Thank you! Agreed.
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THANK YOU!!!
 
I have my copy, thanks to +Ksenia Anske! Do you have your copy of The Badlings yet?
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A podcast episode interview thingy with me came out! Enjoy! 
This episode, I enter the cave of the wonderful, talented and beautiful soul, author Ksenia Anske (Suicide Sirens, Rosehead).  She discusses her new book The Badlings, and I sit there to be the perfect idiot.  As she eloquently describes her childhood in Russia, how writing and being creative saved her life and that she is a professional liar.  Once you get past the annoying awkwardness I spewed every time I opened my mouth (trust me ...
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It was fun listening to it. Thank you!
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The first copies of The Badlings are here!!!
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Huzzah!
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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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