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What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters?

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Here I go again, treading into dangerous territory. I’m calling this dangerous territory because the word “danger” comes from roots that mean the “power of a lord or master”. And, the last thing I am is some kind of lord, master, guru, or expert. So, putting my thoughts and feelings about writers and their characters out into the communal space ... Read More »

Rewriting While You Read ~ We All Do It …


What? We all rewrite what we’re reading? How in the world can I propose such an idea? Matter of fact, I proposed it in two posts on my other blog: ReadWriteReadWriteReadWrite… & What’s It Like Inside When You Read A Book?. In the second post just mentioned, I gave a little formula to help explain what I mean: “Reading is ... Read More »

What’s The Writer’s Job? Recording Or Creating?


I’m venturing into dangerous territory with the title of this post… Let me clarify the exact bit of territory I want to defend. First, when I ask if the writer’s job is recording or creating, certain easy and obvious answers come up: * Journalists mostly record, though they can do it creatively. * Essayists and article writers can slide back ... Read More »

Author vs. Publisher: It’s a Revolution


A couple of weeks ago, I was cornered by a publisher after an appearance. The point of her rant was how much she could do for me as a publisher. She made her point while poking me in the chest saying, “You should be writing. You shouldn’t be publishing. You should be writing.” But things don't always work out as we have planned. Read More »

Hello SPR from Renvyle Blake


Dear Reader, I am newly self published, and like many of you I suspect, keen to get my work to a wider audience. My book, ‘The Himalayan Assignment’ is now available and there are details at www.renvyleblake.com. I will leave the plug at that! I did try to get published, but not very hard. I guess I had a fairly ... Read More »

I Take Thee … Making That Commitment to Your Book


People are impressed with anyone who has completed the task of writing a whole book. There are thousands, if not millions, of people who have sat down to a keyboard to start writing a book but never finished it. Those who do go the distance make a commitment that goes beyond the first writing session. Read More »

Ebook Authors: The Kids Are Coming


One of the great opportunities ahead for ebook authors is the wave of new readers entering the digital book world. These gadget centric-readers are kids and young adults. You know the ones that don’t shy away from a computer screen or the digital world. With their cell phone or ipad in hand, they are going to drive the ebook industry ... Read More »

How to Talk to Famous People

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HOW TO TALK TO FAMOUS PEOPLE AND MAKE YOUR GRANDMA LAUGH A Randomly Organized Book About Life and Comedy Through a collection of humorous and random observations, “How to Talk to Famous People” is ready to shatter your comfort zone. Get ready to embark on a journey that finally reorganizes your passions in the right direction. With a new book, ... Read More »