Author: CW

The New Pulp Era

  Are indie authors the pulp fiction writers of the 21st century? That question came to me in response to a comment JazzFeathers made on my May 2nd post about indie author TS Paul. She wrote that it seemed to

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Why Read Indie?

Why read indie, indeed? Aren’t self-published authors losers who couldn’t get a big publisher contract? Won’t I get a better book from a mainstream big corporate publisher? As a reader, I can say one thing for sure: you’ll pay more

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Where Do You Buy Your Books?

Bookstores are dying! Print books are making a comeback! Men don’t read fiction! The publishing world is full of fake news. The truth of the matter is that in the US, bookstores are on the ropes (along with many other

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Writer TS Paul – Does He Really Break The Rules?

This past Friday, I listened to Mark Dawson’s podcast which was an interview with indie sci-fi and paranormal writer TS Paul. You can catch the podcast on the SPF website and I’d encourage you to listen to it. The initial

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The Writer’s Magic Marketing Machine

We writers are constantly looking for the magic formula for success. We want to quit our day jobs and live off of the bucks flowing from our pens or keyboards. The success of J K Rowling, Stephen King, Danielle Steel,

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The Rocheport Saga-Part 2

Last week I talked a bit about my post-apocalyptic series The Rocheport Saga. I said it was part philosophy, part family saga, part satire, part libertarian thought, part action/adventure novel, and all post-apocalyptic speculation. I also noted that the series

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The 8-Fold Path Wrap-Up

  The 8-Fold Path for Living Daily in the Silence was designed to promote silence in one’s life, based on the understanding that silence is a benefit to us. Over the past 14 weeks we’ve looked at the benefits of

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The Rocheport Saga

  The Rocheport Saga is part philosophy, part family saga, part satire, part libertarian thought, part action/adventure novel, and all post-apocalyptic speculation. It is my contribution to the cozy catastrophe sub-genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. The story structure is that of

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The 8-Fold Path-Step 8: Shikantaza

  Probably you’ve heard that meditation is good for you. But, as with anything good for you, such as yoga or exercise, who has the time? Right? To a great degree that’s true. Everything takes up time and there are

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A Message of Hope

Post-apocalyptic literature addresses the question: what would life be like if the world as we know it came to an end? The answer can be dark or light, dystopian or utopian. All depending on how the author wants to play

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