Jake

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Long over due…

Long over due…

I struggle a lot with my inner critic. To the point of all but giving up my dream of long-term publication. I’ve lost the “joy” of writing, if I ever even had it. I’m searching for some answers and here’s a little something I’ve found and some thoughts I had recently… I’ve been reading a
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Novemburrrrr….

Novemburrrrr….

I couldn’t believe how warm it’s been the last few days.. until tonight! WOW, it changed over night. Heck, not even over night, over the course of 4-5 hours. Do you remember to put weather in your stories? Does it ever get cold? Is it forever summer? Always daytime? Does it ever rain? How does
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Oy!

Oy!

Holy cow.. it’s easy to get side tracked when it comes to writing, no? However, I’m going to use November writing month novel something or other thingy to get 50,000 words put out this month. And I’m already behind, since I only have about 3k written. What’s worse, though, is that I haven’t touched my
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Time to Get Cranking

Time to Get Cranking

Got a challenge from an old friend. A page per day, we’ll trade off. Little does he know that I’ve been setting all my little ducks in a row up for a while.. and fact is, I wanted to have my book done, at least the rough draft, by the end of September. To say
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Sex in books again..

Sex in books again..

Fact is, putting sex in a story ain’t as easy as it sounds. It’s a really big question – sure, it sells, but it also turns some people off. And as someone who sells something, you really want to minimize how many people you are turning off due to something arbitrary about your writing. Let
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Sex?

Sex?

Age old question, eh? How much sex is too much? How much will drive people all willy nilly? Will they write you nastygrams? Will they say you’re writing porn? Darn good question. Fact is, though, that sex sells. I’m not saying everyone needs to go crazy on writing sex into their books, but fornication is
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