Generally Speaking

Indie Publisher Marketing Starter Pack

Not pictured: the worthless scratch-off ticket that was supposed to pay for the marketing budget.
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March 1, 2022 is the day. Probably.

I’ve been spending my free time trying to figure out a schedule that gets Vise Manor in your hands as quickly as possible. There...
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It feels like I sent Vise Manor to Beta…

But it has only been three days. Time moves differently when you’re waiting for feedback. You tell yourself that now would be a good...
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First Look: Vise Manor, Vaught Residence, Interior, Day

There's a well-known rule that if you intend to publish traditionally, you should never, under any circumstances, post excerpts of your manuscript on the...
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I Don’t Believe in Human Ghosts

We think we're special because we're humans. We think we can linger on after our death. I doubt that, and for that reason, I...
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Postcards from the frozen tundra of Austin, Texas

On February 14, 2021, a winter storm unlike anything I've ever seen before descended upon the shorts-wearing, taco-loving, generally good-natured city of Austin, Texas....
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REPOST: Paw Prints in the Poop – A Petrospective

Dom and I learned a lot about dogs in our first year with Cheyenne, from how to raise a puppy to how to properly...
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Mind Your Burrito, Jesus

I've sometimes referred to Jetson as my writing partner, but it's not in a cutesy way in which I imply he puts his paws...
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Merry Christmas. I got you a book.

A little elf told me you've been very good this year. You washed your hands. You wore your mask. You kept six feet away...
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Thursday Roundup 8/20

In today's Thursday Roundup, we look at the things keeping me from falling too deeply into the soft arms of insanity. Who knew when...
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Thursday Roundup 7/30

This week we're talking disappointing books, slow-moving WIPs, brutal murder simulators, old problematic sitcoms, catchy show tunes, and some dope custom swag to give...
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Thirty Days of Distance

March 12th was a Thursday, and I had taken a half-day from work to go see Megan about a new tattoo. While there, we...
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