So…This Is Awkward… aka The Financial Realities of Authordom

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Over on my blog this week, I talked about my own personal definition of success. (Hint: It doesn’t involve money.) The idea for this post came from a question I saw in an “author” Facebook group. “What does success look like to you?” The typical answers centered around authors being able to quit their full-time jobs or support their families. Five …

A WRITERLY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION OF CRAFT, EPISODE 2

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What’s Your Process? This month, we’re focused on defining process, responding to challenges, and optimizing your creative output. Find out how to use your false starts as practice, how to deal with disruptions, and why writing is like sex. Covered in this episode: 0:00 Introductions 1:28 How do you define process? 7:28 Why is this so hard? 26:19 Staying organized 46:20 What does a process look …

We Can Do Better

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I read an article the other night that at first glance, made me so mad, I had to walk away. However, I know that growth often comes from discomfort, and so after a few minutes of steaming, I went back and read the whole thing. Ros Barber is a traditionally published literary fiction author. I haven’t read her books, so …

A Writerly Round Table Discussion of Craft, Episode 1

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Welcome! This is our first episode, and let me tell you–we had a blast! You want to know more about who we are and what we know to be true about this crazy craft we all adore? Start here. Covered in this episode: 0:00 Introductions 11:55 How do you determine what advice is good and what isn’t? 30:09 Problems with …