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Mini-Musing 03/27/23 – Patreon? Kickstarter? I don’t know.

Did I spell those right? I'm currently following the recent...controversy? No, it's not a controversy, just an author doing what they feel is right. But what I noticed is a lot of comments — among others — stating that the reason some authors have Kickstarter and Patreon accounts is to raise money to self-publish the… Continue reading Mini-Musing 03/27/23 – Patreon? Kickstarter? I don’t know.

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Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen

This is another one of those situations where I normally keep my counsel. IMHO, everything that could be said about this author has been, at least, about the situation itself and the people she hurt. It's hard not to at least speak of her once when she seems to be in EVERY NEWS OUTLET in… Continue reading Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen

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Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy

After seeing many posts on various Twitter feeds but no information, I was curious about the situation with Barnes and Noble. So of course I did one of my favorite things--researched. From what I'm understanding and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong-- Barnes and Noble will no longer be carrying hardcover copies of… Continue reading Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy

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Mini-Musing 8/27/21

We've all heard it. Genre writers, in various forms or another. "Why don't you write something serious?" "Why don't you write a real book?" "Fantasy (science-fiction, horror, romance...) isn't real writing." Even with all the genre fiction being made into movies and TV out there, you still have people asking these questions. Recently, The Neverending… Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/27/21

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Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!

...Or, "If I can do it the hard way, why can't you?" I know it's been awhile since I posted here.  But it's been one of those, life gets in the way, kind of years.  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know I was downsized from my job of ten years in… Continue reading Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!