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 …

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 …