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Hard Hollywood Lessons

After watching the movies Rings, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there is only one logical conclusion. Screenwriters think either their audience is stupid, or they have never actually watched any of the movies before writing the respective sequel. One…

Name Brand Dreams on a Generic Writing Budget?

Do you think you need to be rich to start professional writing? Do you believe you need a college degree and a stocked home office? If so, you will be surprised to see how much you can accomplish even on…

Agent Fees and Standard Practices

Literary agents work much like attorneys. It is that simple. Instead of legal representation, they provide literary representation. They approach editors much like the way an attorney would approach a judge. With careful persuasion, they encourage the publisher to accept…

All About Book Signings!

Book signings have long been thought of as an author’s sole promotion. Almost every author has book signings to promote a book across the globe. No matter where you live or which mall you prefer, if someone gets published they…

All About Copyrights

Note: This discussion only applies to authors seeking traditional publishers. Many authors have a backwards concept of copyrighting their manuscript. As soon as they complete a final draft, many start looking into copyrights, even before they locate a publisher. This…

What is Preditors and Editors?

What is Preditors and Editors? If you’re online for any length of time, you will see this name freely given often between fiction writers. Preditors and Editors (P&E) is a website started in 1997, managed by Dave Kuzminski. The site…

New Projects

Still here, just haven’t been able to post. I had to do some work and now I’m caught up in several projects. Current projects I’m working on: Destination Unknown: Fiction anthology of strange destinations. Vampires and Vespers: Anthology of Victorian…

“Wither” Now Out!

Phillip Moore is the world’s most successful skeptic. He’s made it a personal mission to debunk the paranormal world and it has paid of handsomely. With millions of books sold and a global following, he has had his choice of…

Thoughts on Independent Authors

We are watching a new era emerge in writing and, despite the controversy, it’s refreshing to see it happen. “Self-published” used to be a term of failure. It implied laziness, incompetence and even impatience. The ultimate goal was to see…

She remembers what happened…

This thriller novel is now available at major ebook retailers. Here is the synopsis: She remembers what happened, but the doctor said her mind couldn’t be trusted. The physician says they aren’t memories, just hallucinations, mere by-products of a head…