The Grimoire: Lichgates Cover Reveal

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Yo. Today, I’m all atwitter. You know why? Well, if you read the title, then yes. You do. Rob Meridy is an incredibly talented artist and has graciously let me flog him with design tweaks until the beautifully crafted LICHGATES cover was complete. And now, for the ultimate reveal… *drum roll* Ta-da! Meridy. Rocks. Go through the lichgate and check out the website: www.thegrimoiresaga.com for more. Stay awesome.

Changes in the Publishing World

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This post has been moved! The Indie How-To Index has become Boyce’s Guide to Writing, a separate blog dedicated to helping writers succeed. You can see the original post here and explore the site for other great tips and advice.

WTF Moments: My First Job

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When I graduated high school, I took a summer job with a private business owner to get some extra money before college. Since then, I’ve been trying to forget the experience. And what better way to forget than to post it on the internet? Exactly. Moving on. The phone interview was harmless enough. I’d be working every Tuesday and Thursday for $5 an hour, which was gold back then. She was a small business owner who made stained glass jewelry out of her basement. I would manage customer service, take photos of new pieces, and take orders. It was simple. … Read More

8 Wedding “Essentials” I Hated Paying For

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8 Wedding Essentials I Hated Paying For  Weddings are grossly expensive, but there are some checks that you have to force yourself to write. You put your pen to the checkbook and hover over the signature line at the bottom, holding your breath and hoping that the person you’re writing it to will somehow forget you didn’t pay them. For those of you about to get married, those married folk basking in the bliss that is not planning the wedding anymore, and those who just like making fun of the wedding industry, let’s sit back for a minute and imagine … Read More

Form Rejection Letters Suck

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This post has been moved! The Indie How-To Index has become Boyce’s Guide to Writing, a separate blog dedicated to helping writers succeed. You can see the original post here and explore the site for other great tips and advice.

Be The Next You – Self-Improvement

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Last month alone, I heard three authors described as the next “Tolkien.” I’m starting to think that we’ve forgotten what that even means because the only thing these authors have in common is that they write fantasy. What’s more is that countless writers – including myself at one point – have said that they want to be the next Rowling. Or C.S. Lewis. Or ___. The idea is that we’re following in a master’s footsteps, ready to take it a step further by expounding on the foundation the greats left us. That’s nice and all, but by becoming the next … Read More