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Tom Rimer
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Interview with Rashida Costa, Author of 365 Days Smarter: Get Through Your Year Successfully With These 365 Quotes
             My book-seeking friends and fellow authors, it is good to see you all again! Thanks for stopping by. Today, on our un-ending quest for knowledge and insight into the tricks and trades of the publishing world, we're hearing from Rashida Costa , ...

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Interview: Susannah Simpson, author of Geography of Love and Exile
                              Welcome back! Today's interview is with Susannah Simpson , author of the poetry collection titled Geography of Love and Exile , published by Cervena Barva Press . Susannah has been kind enough to share with us her experience en...

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Switching Gears
 This means many things, okay? For one, switching gears means a new start on a new manuscript. My last novel is still very much in play... but, I think, interest in it (from a number of folks) has waned and I'm ready to starting exploring something fresh. ...

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It's Time to Query
For those of you who have been tracking my progress on this novel over the years... I'm sorry. I couldn't have possibly taken longer to get to this moment, which I'm sure made for some anticlimactic reading. But yes... it's time. I'm "ready". Quotation mark...

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When It's Time to Let Your Novel Fly the "Nest"
 Writing a novel is a little bit like raising a teenager. Or, so I assume. I haven't yet had the pleasure of raising a teenager. But, from what I gather, they're pretty much the same thing. Pretty much. Every parent gets to a point where it's time to take ...

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Yup, I'm Still Writing
 Well, hello. Been a little while, huh? I know that I can, at times, neglect this blog and my readers, but I always manage to find my way back. Someway, somehow. Rest assured, I have still been at it. I've actually been writing, editing, reading, and revis...

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Thoughts From a Beta-Reader
Last night, my manuscript was handed back to me (by my first beta-reader) with a ton of revision suggestions. Most everything was scribbled into the margins, but there was also an extra page handed to me with some overall thoughts and comments. We had an op...

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Beta-Reader-ing in Real-Time
It's weird to hear my character's names coming out of someone else's mouth. My first beta reader (not coincidentally, also my wife) has been talking about the book, sharing in her general excitement, as she reads. I didn't exactly expect it all to go down t...

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A Fresh Set of Eyeballs?
It's time. I've stared at this thing long enough. Right now, I'm half-way through my 3rd draft and I find myself consistently doing more reading than actual editing. That's not to say that there's not a lot left in my novel that needs re-working, revising, ...

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That Time Chunk Re-Tweeted Me
Ok, so this post is not about writing. It's not about my book. It won't provide you up-and-coming authors with any advice on how to maneuver through the publishing world. Wah, wah. I promise to cry author-sized tears into my pillow tonight as I settle down ...
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