Writer’s legal issues, Part 4

The legal plight of authors A five-part series of NOT legal advice by somebody who is confused Part 4 BOOK PRICING AND ROYALTIES Hi and welcome back to my blog. If it’s your first time here, I hope you enjoy the post and consider visiting every week. If you’ve hung on this long, you knowContinue reading “Writer’s legal issues, Part 4”

Writer’s legal issues, part 3

The legal plight of authors A five-part series of NOT legal advice by somebody who is confused Part 3 BECOMING A PUBLISHER Hi and welcome back to my blog. If it’s your first time here, I hope you enjoy the post and consider visiting every week. As you know by now, this is the thirdContinue reading “Writer’s legal issues, part 3”

Writer’s legal issues, part 2

The legal plight of authors A five-part series of NOT legal advice by somebody who is confused Part 2 COPYRIGHT Hi and welcome back to my blog. If it’s your first time here, I hope you enjoy the post and consider visiting every week. As you can read above, this is the second installment ofContinue reading “Writer’s legal issues, part 2”

Writer’s legal issues

The legal plight of authors A five-part series of NOT legal advice by somebody who is confused Part 1 ISBN Hi and welcome back to my blog. If it’s your first time here, I hope you enjoy the post and consider visiting every week. As you can read above, I’m embarking on a series ofContinue reading “Writer’s legal issues”

WORD COUNT

WORD COUNT. Like that, in all capital letters. It is a very important concept to grasp in our writing journey. There are several reasons for this. I’ll start by the least sexy of them. No, it does not have to do with the genre. It does not have to do with the cost of editingContinue reading “WORD COUNT”

Getting paid by word vs. by book

No, I’m not smoking any funny stuff. I don’t smoke anymore. Anything. I used to smoke pipe (tobacco) and cigars, but not anymore for health reasons. My wife would kill me if I did, so staying alive and in good health depends on not smoking. Anyway, here I’m talking about the difference between making moneyContinue reading “Getting paid by word vs. by book”

Writing vs. Typing

Hello. This is one of the proverbial “do what I say, not what I do” posts. Well, almost, not really. I’m just going to comment on what happened to me. It’s not a recommendation, it’s an observation. I type when I write my novels. I use my laptop. At the end of 2020, as withContinue reading “Writing vs. Typing”

Editing Paralysis

What is editing paralysis, you ask? Let’s talk about it a little. It is a condition that happens to some writers. They finish the book. Leave it for some time, usually a couple of weeks. Then go back to it with the intention of editing, polishing it to a high gloss, to then send toContinue reading “Editing Paralysis”

In Medias Res

In medias res translates from Latin as “in the midst of things”. Today, the advice of many academics, authors, and writers is that you should begin your narrative by plunging your Main Character (MC) into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events. The situation may or may not be theContinue reading “In Medias Res”