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Words Of Discouragement: 48

For when you’re tired of platitudes and want a little attitude.

Confident
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Words Of Discouragement: 47

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Write's Block
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Words Of Discouragement: 46

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Word Count
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Words Of Discouragement: 45

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Novel is Easy

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Words Of Discouragement: 44

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Wolves
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Words Of Discouragement: 43

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Universe
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Words Of Discouragement: 42

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The First Thing
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Words Of Discouragement: 41

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Target Demo

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Writer Resolutions for 2017

New Year, new Drew.

The following are my resolutions for my writing going into 2017.

Finish What I start

I need to take my stories all the way from conception to the query letter. I’m good at writing first drafts then moving on to the next bright shinny thing. Part of the problem is I’ve gotten addicted to the instant gratification of publishing short fiction online.

My novels and novellas have suffered for that. I need to remind myself that everything I post here is in service to the novel I’m cheating on. 

And speaking of query letters. I need to…

Sell What I Write

I’ve sold some of my short stories, but I drop most of them into the gaping maw of Beelzeblog, the master of metrics, the prince of platforms, the ruler of reach. He demands a sacrifice a week. At night, I hear him growling from my laptop.

“Feed me.”

I can never satiate Beelzeblog’s hunger for fresh content, but maybe I shouldn’t. It’s hard to sell something once you’ve given it away. I need to hold more material back.

I’ll keep sharing stories, but I need to use some to expose my work to new readers, pad my bibliography, and earn money. Continue reading Writer Resolutions for 2017

Words Of Discouragement: 40

For when you’re tired of platitudes and want a little attitude.

Steps to Writing
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