If I Don’t Know You, Don’t Ask Me To Read Your Crap Book…please.

I receive at least one message through my site, professional facebook, Amazon account or via Twitter unsolicited from people I don’t know. These messages ask me to read PDFs of books to either review or beta. Yes, they contain files, from strangers, for me to open. 
I’m basically making this blog post to state my unwillingness to open files from strangers.

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Dear Defensive Writer: Shut Up!

With all that said, here’s what I think should be happening in a writer’s group, and here is what I tend to do when I put up something for review:

1- I bring a pen and paper.

2- I shut up!

3- I listen.

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The Zone

What do I mean by “the zone”? I’m talking about that, sometimes elusive, feeling of being completely connected to your work. That feeling that you are in fact exactly where you are suppose to be, in the career you are meant to be in.

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The Other Guy

The thought was very simple—more of a nagging question than anything else: who’s the other guy in this quote? You know, the dude you shouldn’t stare in the eyes of. The guy who has such an insanely dominating presence that you should fear to linger too long on his baby-blues. Who is this man that can throw you off balance with just a gaze? Who is this man who can draw you in, entrap you, and splinter your concentration by just being? Who’s that guy?

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You Have No Idea What A Blog Is For–What not to blog about

The biggest issue I’m seeing with blogs I’m reading is that it is evident that the blogger has no idea what a blog is even for!

In a nutshell, here is what a blog is for: a blog is a form of social networking where you exchange ideas for the purpose of identifying with a readership for the purpose of expanding that readership.

That’s it. Nothing else. Nothing more.

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Getting Beat Up!–How Past Abuse Can Shape the Future of Your Writing Career

We’ve all heard it be said before, “I’m just afraid I’ll make the wrong choice!” or “What if I’m doing it all wrong!?”.  If you work in the creative field, like myself, chances are you’ve even caught yourself saying/thinking this. You know what I’m talking about! Like that moment when you decide a certain character […]

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