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Read Kris’s New Blog Post

A Glimpse of a Day Around Here…

Kris has a new blog post this week about negotiating and other topics. It has some stunning advice that if you follow will help you a great deal. She learned that from hard knocks, folks.

Also, as you read her post, keep firmly in mind the Magic Bakery concept.

But her blog also gives you a few hints of what a day around here is like. Kris and I talk about this kind of stuff she gets or I get. She makes the final decision on her stuff and I make the final decision on stuff like that coming to me. But we talk about it.

I’ve been asked what a normal day is like with two writers in the same house. The answer… there is no normal day.

Especially now that the indie world has taken over.

Today, for example, I found myself at one point talking about comics and light, at another point in another store, moving glass cases, at another point having a meeting about a new concept of sales, at another point working with credit card machine people, then email answering writing questions, then working on a new Kris Diving Universe novel, then reading some challenge novels. And the entire day started off with web site stuff. Plus I cooked a brand new meal I had never done before and had two naps.

Tomorrow will be similar and very different at the same time. I will be working on Pulphouse Magazine, working on putting another issue of Smith’s Monthly together, doing more reading, and being in all three stores at one point or another. And I think we are ready for the eclipse.

Kris’s new post gives a slight glimpse into a successful writer’s life and business. She is just as busy as I am, only on different tasks and some tasks the same. But she talked about negotiations and those take up time and I seldom talk about them. So this blog is worth the read for writers and the curious in my opinion.



All have openings at the moment. Information at

Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page. I will be updating the curriculum in September adding in the new workshops.

Class #25… Sept 5th … Depth #3: Research
Class #26… Sept 5th … Writing into the Dark
Class #27… Sept 5th … Business
Class #28… Sept 5th … Endings
Class #29… Sept 5th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30… Sept 5th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31… Sept 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #32… Sept 6th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #33… Sept 6th … Cliffhangers
Class #34… Sept 6th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #35… Sept 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #36… Sept 6th … Writing Fantasy

Writing into the Dark is a new workshop starting in September.



The Universe Between Bundle

I curated this bundle and I had great fun with it.

I loved living in that middle ground. All my writing falls in the middle ground between two places. Every story. Some more obviously than others, but without a doubt, every story or novel that I write, or every book or magazine I edit, falls in the “between” place.

This bundle not only helps a fantastic charity with, but it has some stunning novels by some great writers.

And it has an entire volume of Fiction River. A lot of short stories in there as well.

Give this one a look, folks. I think you will be very happy you did.

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