Why Kidnapping Bloggers is a Bad Idea

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I kidnapped Kirkus MacGowan and stole his blog for the day. Click here to check it out & learn how to win free things (from me)! ——– Hey everyone! I kidnapped Kirkus for the duration of this blog post. You won’t see him until I get a helicopter, a box of Twinkies, and a bag of unmarked twenties. Wait, you don’t have police connections? Oh, well never mind. It was worth a shot. Guess we can chat until Kirkus breaks free, then. I’m S.M. Boyce: a sarcastic author and overall oddie. I recently published my debut novel, The Grimoire: Lichgates. It’s a … Read More

My Newest Fan is Kind of Furry

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Hey again! No, I didn’t disappear, at least not entirely. I’ve been finishing up with the Grimoire and boy let me tell you – I learned more than a few lessons from this endeavor. But that’s what the first novel does: it teaches writers how to better handle what’s to come. And whooo…things will be different next time. No more red-bull-fueled sprints to the finish line. More on that later. Today, I want to introduce you to Jack: a curious little thing we adopted from the shelter a week ago. The caretaker who found him and brought him to the … Read More

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.

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