13 Ways Writers are Mistaken for Serial Killers

This is too fun. And too true.

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I love being a writer. It’s a world like no other and it’s interesting how non-writers are simultaneously fascinated and terrified of us. While on the surface, people seem to think that what we do is easy, deep down? There is a part that knows they’re wrong. That being a writer, a good writer, is a very dark place most fear to tread.

In fact, I think somewhere at the BAU, there’s a caveat somewhere. If you think you profiled a serial killer, double check to make sure you didn’t just find an author.

Hint: Check for empty Starbuck’s cups.

Writers, if you are NOT on a government watch list? You’re doing it wrong.

Seriously. I took out my knee last week (ergo the sudden dropping off the face of the blogosphere) which just left me a lot of free time to…

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Why I am self-published

Re-blogged from VIVIENNE TUFFNELL. I also decided to self-publish, but I never even tried traditional publishing. I just didn’t have time. I love this post.

Zen and the Art of Tightrope Walking

Why I am self-published

(content note for VERY strong language)

Recently the whole self-published versus traditionally published wrestling match has reignited, following a post by Ros Barber in the Guardian online. I’m not going to address the article because that would be juvenile, petty and a waste of time. More than that, it would only be my opinion and that is of little real worth. I am no one of note, or of influence. I’m an author who self-published, which makes me mud on the shoes of many.

In the 90’s I spent a couple of years going through the rigmarole of jumping through the hoops set by publishers and agents. Combined with an absurdly low income at the time that meant affording printer paper and postage was a big deal, the whole time was intensely stressful. I got asked for full manuscripts many times, and some went through several…

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New Release – Dragon Justice by J D Hallowell

Reblogged from Ch’kara Silverwolf! Latest release by J. D. Hallowel!

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Today I have a New Release for you, Dragon Justice, another in the Dragon series by my friend J D Hallowell.  I am currently reading it and it’s awesome, so I highly recommend it.  JD has given an excerpt to give you a taste of what is to come.

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Young as he is, Simon thinks he has it all worked out – he knows just what he needs to do to free his mother and himself from indentured servitude to the corrupt Lord Bastian and escape the constant threat of abuse from Broderick, the lord’s cruel teenaged son. It seems that everything is going according to plan until a violent confrontation leaves Simon on his own, fleeing from Lord Bastian and the law. His future looks bleak, with no chance at redemption, but when he finds himself bonded to a dragon hatchling, things get even more complicated. Can…

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