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Honors, Accolades, and Interviews

Tweet I spent Tuesday telling you what you already know (about me, about my books, and about my publishing company). I figured maybe I should make up for that by spending today sharing some news. You might’ve already gotten a hint at some of it if you follow me on Twitter. This morning I posted: […]

What I Learned About Writing This Week…from Dreams, Redux

I’ve had another confirmation that all of my conclusions about my dreams are true.

Work in Progress

Tweet This morning I found time to make a Twitter post. That statement really ought to sound absurd. A Twitter post is barely a sentence. But I’ve made that one of my personal goals lately (“Make more Twitter posts”), and I’ve consistently failed at it. Maybe this morning’s Twitter post will shed some light on […]

Taming Fire Sales Charts (2 of 2)

Tweet Lately I’ve been talking the hard numbers of indie publishing. I shared a sales chart last week showing the rise and fall of my bestselling fantasy novel Taming Fire and discussing some of the factors that drove those trends. Then on Tuesday I took a little pause to tell you about my charitable publishing […]

The Consortium Public Works Book Contract

Tweet Over the last two weeks I’ve pulled aside the curtain and given you a peek into the nuts and bolts of my nascent publishing empire. I know it’s considered uncouth to talk about money. (Sometimes it’s considered dangerous, too, especially to talk about it on the internet.) But I also know where that particular […]

Taming Fire Sales Charts (1 of 2)

Tweet Last week I left you hanging with the promise of a sad story and some detailed sales analysis. I know you’ve just been waiting on the edge of your seat ever since. Well…I’m more than a week late with the follow-up, but it kind of works out. Because I’m late, I can share all […]

5-Star Sales

Tweet I just realized I haven’t been talking about Taming Fire much recently. Well…not here. I can already hear Courtney and Joshua guffawing that I even dared to say that, because I talk about almost nothing else in real life. But somehow it hasn’t shown up much on the blog. That’s pretty odd. I’m going […]

Writing in the Mirror

Tweet I started the week with fond remembrances of cliff-diving without the water. And I started that post with a link back to other stories from my childhood, exploring the far forested acres of my parents’ farm. I blamed the recent nostalgia on my childhood buddy Josh, for mentioning some of those stories on Facebook, […]

On Scheduling: Fall 2011

Tweet As you’re well aware, I’m halfway through my pursuit of a Master of Professional Writing degree at the University of Oklahoma. My classes start tomorrow. But I was on campus yesterday running hither and yon, signing up for tutorial time with the chair of my graduate committee, applying for a two-hundred-dollar parking pass, and […]

On Backstory: Cut the Prologue

Tweet On Tuesday I told a little story about showing up at work late on a Monday, then I flashed back to a fun weekend with friends, then I skipped to the middle and told a sad little story about my girl’s first day at school. I was playing with narrative chronology. My inspiration for […]