The plague of the just

I say “just” a lot. I’ve only recently noticed how frequently it pops up in my writing, and maybe it doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but it bothers me…just enough. It seems like these words go in phases for me. It was during the final proof of The Dragon Keeper that I realized . . . 

Resisting self publishing

You can’t read anything about publishing these days that doesn’t mention the increasingly legitimate route of self-publishing. (Thanks, Amazon.) Yes, self-publishing could be your way to make it big, but I agree with this cautionary article from Forbes. Do you really want to live the rest of your life with Twilight fanfic attached to your . . . 

Literary Boroughs

Congrats, Twin Cities! You’ve just been highlighted as the latest in the Ploughshares series on literary boroughs. The very reason I’m so happy to live here. That and Punch Pizza. And my jogging route along the Mississippi River Boulevard. And Grand Old Day, which reminds me of the Grand Old Creamery, of course. Maybe the . . .