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November twenty seventeen

The pressure on the financial front has not dwindled. It never does entirely but there’s a bit of an awkward crunch going on at the moment which makes for interesting planning. The time between last pay cheque and next pay … Continue reading

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In praise of beta readers

Concrete Memories is almost finished. Started in 2015 the eighteen thousand word “short story” recently came back from Alan the first male beta reader. The story is now in its thirteenth draft and much stronger than when it arrived in … Continue reading

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Waiting for ISBN

With the next story to be released I thought I would go a different route and use the Canadian ISBN service to get the International Standard Book Number for the story. Every publication in the contemporary era has an ISBN … Continue reading

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The Mac Mistake

It could be coincidence but I think not. Last month I turned over my work issued MacBook Pro to a coworker who needed to learn how to use Macs. I didn’t even think about it, it wasn’t my computer and … Continue reading

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Black Dog

I read a review of a collection of short stories today and must confess that I have no idea what the reviewer was talking about. It seems there is a whole style of short story and story telling out there … Continue reading

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The new story

The new story has been started. It is called The Great Basin Relay. Don’t have much but here is a snippet. The short stub of an almost finished cigarette twisted smoke demons in the light summer breeze. Paul was squinting … Continue reading

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Finally finished

It was started November 27, 2013. The first draft was finished yesterday. Sometimes writing is also not writing. Most of the time it is writing though and once I got moving on the story again it came together, more or … Continue reading

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Smashwords and email

There is a process to all of this self publishing which boils down to managing who you are. I created an email account at Yahoo (Gmail had me tempted with the storage but it is an unwieldy monstrosity). The other … Continue reading

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