Monthly Archives: June 2011

19th Century Innovaton

Today, for your possible enjoyment and edification, I present one of the great innovations of the 19th century.  It may not seem flashy or sexy, but it has had deep and lasting impact on the real world.  It also exemplifies one of the

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International Steampunk Day (Who decides these things?)

Today I checked my twitter timeline and discovered two amazing things.  First, I have new followers (Hooray!)  Second, today is apparently International Steampunk Day.   Here’s the full scoop over at Steampunk.com.  According to John Leavitt, the author of the relevant

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Writers Beware (Part 1) (via The Graceful Doe’s Blog)

Good advice on how not to get caught in a publishing nightmare and how to approach publishing the smart way. Imagine this scenario… You've been dreaming of being a published author your whole life, or maybe it's a recent dream.

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The Wisdom of Monty Python

I recently bought a book from a talented author whom I admire entitled Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author.  Because of that book I am taking more active and more purposeful steps along the road to published authordom. One of

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Hello world!

Here I am setting out upon the grand adventure of establishing a presence on the webbernets.   Maybe someone will read this, maybe not.  It may wind up being nothing more than an exercise in mental masturbation; or, it may grow

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