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Jem's Blog

Various ramblings and distorted opinions on why the world makes no sense, with few viable solutions. You might occasionally find something relating to my writing, but then again...


Never let an author review his own work

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My last post ended with a piece of unforgiveable conceit: "I know it's good." Oh yeah? Well try reading it to your friendly local authors' group and be ready to duck. Having shirked my duties on completing...

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Sleepless in the Santa Fe

Monday, January 29, 2018

Inspiration can be a real problem. There's just too much of it around. That's a real problem, because most authors find it easier to start a project than finish it. Publishers, bless 'em, cling to the old-fashioned...

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Too Big for the Page

Friday, January 12, 2018

The inexcusable hold-up on my forthcoming book releases isn't being helped by my having bitten off more than I can chew. And my belt overhang will tell you that I can chew an awful lot. But this time I'm not sure I'm...

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It's beginning to feel a lot (less) like Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017

And so this is Christmas, and what have we done to it? Relax, I'm not going to go all born-again and honk-if-you-love-Jesus on you, but, for Christ's sake, what's happened? It's become an annual festival...

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Parting the Ways

Thursday, December 14, 2017

One of many advantages of having a publisher as experienced as the redoubtable Peter Coleborn in your corner is that he knows what he's talking about. If you listen, it's amazing what you learn. Of course, that's...

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