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calendar2The next thing I’ll have to buy is a calendar – one of those big, square calendars with great artwork and a square box for each day of the month.

The reason is my writing is turning into a full time activity – after all, nothing else moves, writing and selling my stories is better than starving and sleeping under a bridge.

For 2015 I have four long projects slated – two are finalized and ready to go, one is in its drafting phase, and the fourth is awaiting confirmation.
And I’m keeping a certain amount of “free time” for extra activities.
Should they all come to fruition, this will mean writing full time, eight hours a day, five days a week – leaving weekends for leisure activities like… ouch, writing. Continue reading

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Story Bundle – Books on Writing (and more)

I mentioned it in the past – I love reading books about writing.
Handbooks, collections of essays, collections of interviews.
There’s always something useful – an insight, a suggestion, an idea.

Now, the StoryBundle guys have an offer up and running – six books about writing, freelancing and living the writing life, plus other six if you shell out enough cash.
The deal is pretty straight – you decide how much you pay, you decide how much goes to the authors, you decide if there’s a non-profit organization worthy of a 10% of your hard-earned money.

Considering that the full offer (six + six) included four titles that were already on my list, for me it was a no brainer.
Here’s the covers.
Think about it.

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