I'm trying something new.
No, not a Kickstarter. I've had one of those before, for Frame Shop, my mystery thriller about murder in a suburban writers' group.
Instead, after getting somewhere around fifty short stories published, gathering and self-publishing my own tales in a series of Writer on Demand story collections by genre, and actively reviewing and marking up manuscripts of others for close to fifteen years, principally as part of the St. Charles Writers' Group, I
To celebrate the ebook and trade paperback release by WordFire Press of The Love-Haight Case Files by Jean Rabe and Donald J. Bingle, I've set up a give-away for a free trade paperback copy. Here's the details: Goodreads Book Giveaway The Love-Haight Casefiles by Jean Rabe and Donald J. Bingle Giveaway ends July 21, 2015. See the giveaway details
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There's no M. Night Shyamalan twist here. I'm not the world's best writer. Duh. I know that. As this blog proves, I'm not the world's best writing marketer, either. I will never write and, truth be told, have no interest in writing The Great American Novel. For one thing, The Great American Novel would probably have to be all literary and serious, which are not my natural inclination. For another, such a product would probably require a type of fanatic dedication to writing t
If you are a full-time writer without a day-job, this post is not for you. But if, like most writers, you have a day-job to pay the bills and provide affordable health insurance (at least until those Nook and Kindle sales begin to whir), whether to tell people at your day-job that you write on the side is something we all have to face.
Sure, when you are first starting out and haven't published yet, it is an easy secret to keep, but when you start getting published on a reg
My wife and I used to go to a lot of local art fairs (before all of our available wall space was pretty well occupied). One of the things about artists is that many, many of them find a style or motif they do reasonably well and which sells well-enough to support the art fair circuit lifestyle and they stick with it. So we would see an artist tent and recognize it as the "fuzzy tree" guy or the "cows in the field" woman or whatever. Sure, we sometimes bought stuff from these