Category Archives: books

Turning Down Work

UPDATE: As of December 20th, 2017 I am back to accepting new assignments. I have submitted my latest book proposal. ORIGINAL POST: For the first time I am turning down work. To get my book proposal done I can not … Continue reading

Posted in books, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Publishing Point of View From a Small Press

Interesting article from RealPants.com (external link) regarding book publishing at a small press. Most interesting is the idea of paying authors in copies, so that they can go about selling the titles themselves. Here’s a quote: Instead, the royalty model … Continue reading

Posted in books, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battling Through a Cold – Working on A TOC

After I got back from Atlanta a week ago I developed a bad cold. It lingers still. I want to get a book proposal (internal link) done by January 2d and I fear I may not make it. Aside from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Writing tips, Thoughts on writing, Research tips, books | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Another Book Proposal

I just submitted a magazine article two weeks ahead of deadline. Yay me! Now, I can turn to writing a book proposal that an editor asked me to develop. I short queried first, taking no more than twenty minutes to … Continue reading

Posted in books, Magazine article, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

” . . . the ship usually sailed backwards”

To follow Lewis Carroll’s Preface in The Hunting of the Snark (internal link) you must know what a bowsprit and a rudder are. The latter’s form and function is common knowledge, the bowsprit less so. According to the good folks … Continue reading

Posted in books, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Nevada State Flag That Never Was

I continue to investigate my Nevada Almanac project (internal link), seeing whether I should go ahead with it. There’s plenty of fascinating information to convey; Nevada’s history is as rich as its mines. While reviewing Nevada’s symbols, features and images, … Continue reading

Posted in books, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Physical Books Making a Comeback. At Least in The UK.

The Telegraph has an interesting read today. Hardcopy books are coming back into style. It reminds me of vinyl records enjoying a resurgences. I think, though, that there’s little hope for hardcopy books in general as the “shelfie” trend the … Continue reading

Posted in books, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment