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My World and Me

My World and Me

I think I’ve established that I think that maps are the cat’s meow, right? So, here I am basically changing my map around, due to some plot points I want to bring up, specifically, canals. I know, seems like all I’d have to do is add a few canals to my existing map, and VOILA!
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List serv!

List serv!

Got my email list set up, finally. Well, my assistant did, anyway. Essentially, I’d like to be able to send out the occasional newsletter to people who are interested. So, sign up and stuff! My next task will be to make that signup a bit more prominent so people can actually see it. The smart
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Maps Version 2.0

Maps Version 2.0

I found the dang thing! It’s low rez, I can’t read half the names, but after approximately 40 hours of searching, I found it! Yes, I did an Irish jig (mentally anyway) after I found it. I also then went off to Pro Fantasy software and started watching videos on how to make a more
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Google Docs: Folder uploads are awesome!

Google Docs: Folder uploads are awesome!

Something I discovered today, and it might be a neat trick for other writers to use. It’s a good idea to keep backups of your files, particularly all your writing. I’ve recently discussed my travails when it came to losing my map, and for someone like me who puts a lot of detail of his
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Word Totals

Word Totals

What’s a good way to get a word count on a book? No, seriously. I’ve looked. It ain’t easy. Sure, if you have Microsoft’s Word and you hit properties, you can get the word count of a document. I get that – but what about a book on Amazon? I wanted to know for some
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Maps…

Maps…

I think fantasy literature is quite possibly unique in their need and/or use of maps. Part of the reason is if you’re writing a novel set in Pittsburgh, most American readers will get the gist and anyone else can google a map, if they so choose, in a few seconds. No so, a world created
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