Show Me A Totally Clean Manuscript (Sans Deals With The Devil)

On August 1, 2012, in Editing, Humor, Indie Authors, Parody, by rsguthrie

I don’t get it. I really don’t. How does anyone produce a spotless manuscript? I can’t tell you how many times my latest manuscript was proofread. By myself, at least a hundred times, but I understand why I can’t see the typos. I know what it’s supposed to say, so I am the worst one […]

 

The “777 Slowly Becomes A 790 Challenge” (And More Silliness)

On July 31, 2012, in Humor, Just for Fun, by rsguthrie

First of all I am honored that writer Scott Bury thought enough of me to pick me as one of his “seven”. And I am going to comply—well, at least I am going to my WIP and I am going to page seven, but I am going to pick nine sentences from that page. Truth […]

 

The Iceman May Cometh, But The Kidney Stone Passeth (If You’re Lucky)

I had cancer in 2002 and know what chronic pain can be like. It’s insidious in the way that it builds a sluice to slowly drain your will to live. You live with it twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but you don’t measure time in anything close to weeks. While awake (which […]

 

How To Handle A Rare Reviewer (Or: How Many Stars DOES Your Book Deserve?)

Today, Dear Readers, is Saturday the 14th. You know what that means, right? Yesterday was Friday the 13th! I never said anything about it in my blog yesterday (or in my bog which is what I typed first, having only finished a sip of my first morning coffee—I suppose to say something like that in […]

 

What To Charge For Your Book (Or: George Carlin Might Know; He Can Ask God)

My last post was a little heavy. Elie Wiesel. The holocaust. God on trial. I decided today I would be a little more of the light-hearted self and talk about book pricing. Nothing heavy or controversial about that. Ahem. No, but take my wife…seriously. By the way, before we get started, I missed my 100th […]

 

Are You A Word Snob? Don’t Be; It’ll Ruin Your Writing (And Make You A Douche)

On July 3, 2012, in Humor, Indie Authors, Opinion, Rant, Soap Box, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I used to sign up for the “Word of the Day” type emails (of which I would read a couple each month and trash the rest). I also used to work the vocabulary test in Reader’s Digest to find out what kind of wordsmith I was. Truth is, I am a writer, so words DO […]

 

How About A Little Zombie Love?

On June 20, 2012, in Humor, Just for Fun, Parody, by rsguthrie

You know who you are. Stop pretending that it’s okay that we glamorize the vampires and werewolves and other unseemly beings. Zombies have hearts, too (even if they are hanging off the side of their pants pocket). Those poor, smelly, mutated, unpopular bastards. When do they get their love? Vampires, werewolves—heck, even King Kong, that […]

 

Now My BLOG has a Rejection Slip — Is NOTHING Sacred?

On May 21, 2012, in Humor, Just for Fun, Parody, by rsguthrie

I was perusing a site the other day where you can list your KDPS promotion (i.e what days your book is free) and they actually had several different “free” promos. One was to submit up to three of your blog entries and if they liked one, they would showcase you in their, uh, blog collective, […]

 

Silly Sunday: Can’t We All Just Laugh It Off?

On May 6, 2012, in Humor, Just for Fun, Parody, by rsguthrie

We all need to laugh more. Take ourselves less seriously. Yes, you, too. All of us, from the highest mountaintop (read: executive cherry wood desk) to the lowest valley (read: the rest of us). I have this silly habit as a writer/artist/creator. I love those “demotivational posters”—you know, the parodies of the ones that put […]

 

Phreaky Friday Guest Post: Too Much Funny?

On April 27, 2012, in Famous Writers, Guest Posts, Humor, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I don’t typically use profanity in this blog, but today is an EFFING TREAT! I love this guy. Once you know him, you’ll love him, too. His name is Ednor Therriault, though some may know him as Bob Wire. He a musician and a writer and I am not sure which of his talents impress […]

 

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