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Let’s READ again (like we did last summer!)

I am going to take it upon myself to give out some more writing tips which you can use, discard, or argue with me about. I feel compelled to do this because there is just an overload of trash available … Continue reading

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Writing Tips – take ‘em or leave ‘em.

Writing a fiction series is more difficult than writing independent novels. You may write in a chronological fashion, and naturally you think that way. You have built your characters, you know them intimately. Your first instinct is to “just pick … Continue reading

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More Writing Tips!

First, why should you listen to me for advice on writing? John Beckman is not exactly a household word (in the houses where people actually read books). The answer is: you don’t have to. But I have been writing semi-successful … Continue reading

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How “rank” am I?

Amazon has recently added an interesting feature so that authors can keep track of their books’ performance as related to sales. It is called “Author’s Rank.” I just looked up mine and it was fascinating. Let me give a little … Continue reading

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How do YOU read?

What kind of reading do you do? My wife has always been a voracious reader. She reads three books a week – and three at a time – going from one to the other and back again. As a writer, … Continue reading

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How to Price your Book!

As a writer do you ever visit the Amazon “forum?” In addition to wasting time “chatting about writing” (instead of writing) many of the comments are about pricing the author’s work on Amazon. One person said, and I am paraphrasing … Continue reading

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TIME is the only thing we have of Value!

Once, back in the mid ‘90s I wrote a novel with the premise of a popular TV news anchorman who is kidnapped by a psychopathic couple. It was never published although I had a literary agent pushing it at the … Continue reading

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