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Writers: Go To Conventions (a guest post by Matthew W. Quinn)


Yes it’s been a minute. Here is a guest post by my friend Matt. Listen up. He’s got good advice here. (JRT)   By Matthew W. Quinn One lesson I’ve learned in the years I’ve been writing professionally is attending … Continue reading

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I MAKES BOOK COVERS (it’s true. I do.)


I do covers. If you want one hit me up. You get print layout and ebook cover. james AT jamesrtuck DOT com (replace AT with @ and DOT with . and close the gaps) On my personal books I did … Continue reading

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TA HELL WITH A MASS MARKET (my opinion as a reader on why I love Trade Paperbacks)


I have a ton of books. I don’t know how much they actually weigh, but me and the Missus have a book buying problem. Actually, the phraseology on that is wrong. We have NO problem buying books. Ignore the fact … Continue reading

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I DON’T KNOW IF I MISSPOKE OR WAS MISHEARD (I have an opinion on which it were of course)


Sorry, I started editing an anthology that became two anthologies and I looked up and a month was gone. I’m also about to remodel the tattoo shop I own (Family Tradition Tattoo) in Marietta, Ga so lots and lots has … Continue reading

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YO, HO, HO AND A BOTTLE OF TORRENT (or my contribution to International Please Don’t Pirate My Book DaY)


The other day, hell yesterday, the abominable snowman that is Chuck Wendig did a kick ass post on internet piracy. He ask for authors to join in the discussion and post up a blog with their thoughts. Here’s mine: Okay … Continue reading

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REBLOG: 25 Thoughts On Book Piracy « terribleminds: chuck wendig


25 Thoughts On Book Piracy « terribleminds: chuck wendig. Go read it. I’ll be here tomorrow with my thoughts on the whole gig.

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Reblogging a great article: 8 Writing Techniques to Win You a Pulitzer | Jane Friedman


I am reading BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy because he is a total literary badass and I want to write like him.  I ran across this article, which by title sounds vaguely manipulative, but actually just gives some great advice … Continue reading

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