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The Cahoon Chronicles: Memoir and Story

Memoirs are deceptive. It seems like such an easy thing to tell people about your life. Just start at the beginning, right? No, don’t. Haven’t you ever been trapped in That Conversation before? The one with the coworker or in-law or uncle? Or coworker...

How Much?

Sometimes authors approach editors and ask how much it will cost to edit a manuscript sight unseen. Authors may even tell editors in the same query that they have a specific deadline in mind. Experienced editors are highly unlikely to agree to this. But why not? Don’t...

Dental Cleaning at the Galactic Rim

I had a conversation recently with an author about realism and genre. Their book was a police procedural, so there was a murder and detectives and even a search warrant, but it also took place on another planet. The author wanted to know why they should care about...

True Facts about the Space Tarsier

Do you want people in the criminal justice system to read your book or throw it across the room with great force?[1] Maybe your book has criminal justice stuff in it and you know that the stuff in it is fake but you keep it that way because you think the “story”...

@Altgov Resistance Accounts

I’ve taken a look at some of these altgov Twitter accounts to give a brief review of what they’re doing. The courageous men and women running these accounts are engaging in unprecedented level of bipartisan resistance by transmitting information to the...

Watch Your Language

Women, watch your language. That seems to be the message of a lot of articles on social media, lately. The penalty in polite society for a woman’s saying the right things in the wrong way is to be dismissed personally and professionally. (Polite society is where...

Housework: A Freelancer Speaks

Over the past day or two, there has been a discussion on an editors’ forum about balancing work, life, and housework. Most of the editors participating in the conversation are freelancers. It’s fair to say that this issue plagues everyone, but I think it...

NaNoWriMo

Hi, everyone. It’s November! And I’m participating in NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month. Every November, people strive to write a novel of at least 50,000 words. The object of the game is to just write. I know several other people who are...

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