I’m Baaaaaack

On March 3, 2017, in Announcements, Miscellaneous, Surviving, by rsguthrie

Just a quick blog snippet—hmm, I think a “snippet” would actually be considered a short piece snipped from an existing blog. This is more of a really short blog. No, too short (and lacking too much substance) to actually be considered a blog. Tell you what: if “snippet” isn’t close enough, have at it, let […]


Pawn Stars. You Could Learn A Thing Or Two.

When I write fiction, I do a lot of research (even if it’s comparatively easy these days), because I want the things I write about (guns, wars, lingo, cop procedure, CSI, etc.) to be as authentic and accurate as possible. I think readers appreciate authenticity, even when they read fiction. Here’s the rule I follow: […]


Golf Game Gone To Dog Poop

On April 12, 2013, in (or...), and Such, Humor, Just for Fun, Miscellaneous, Parody, by rsguthrie

When I lived in the Los Angeles suburbs, for a whole year we golfed every weekend (and some evenings under the lights at the local Long Beach 9-hole par 3 course near my home). When I moved to Colorado, everyone boasted about 350 golf days a year.  I was ecstatic. Wow—turns out I had not given […]


What Thumbhead Returns A 99 Cent Book?

On March 13, 2013, in (or...), Honey Boo Boo, Humor, Jesus, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Parody, The Second Coming, by rsguthrie

I used to blog about the horrific devaluing job on books accomplished by (among others) John Locke and Amanda Hocking. 99 cents for a novel is a crying shame. As a promo price? For a short story? For a crappy book? Perhaps. But that’s not what this post is about. I recently ran a 99 […]


New (Sorta) Name; New (Sorta) Blog

On January 16, 2013, in Blogging, Humor, Miscellaneous, New Year's Resolutions, Non-Writing-Related, by rsguthrie

One of my resolutions this year was to blog more, but as one reader correctly deduced last year, I’ve been hankerin’ to write about more than just writing, at least once in a while. So the original choice for a blog name and, more importantly, domain, was none too swift, eh brau? Not with a little […]



I figured with 2012 Election Week upon us, tensions high, fists punching teeth down other people’s throats—oh, wait, that was something else entirely. Scratch that. But you have to admit, we are a bit of a nation divided, and there has been a lot of campaign rhetoric to swallow lately, so I thought, “damn it, […]


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 […]


Are You Still Trying to Sell A Million EBooks?

On June 18, 2012, in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, The Market, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I know a few people who play the lottery. Many of my friends are engineers, and mathematicians long ago calculated that your odds of taking out a ten million dollar life insurance policy and then flying from one coast to the other every hour of every day would be a better investment than purchasing one […]


Back Pain Sucks (or, Despite my Back, I’m Back) – Dedicated to Caleb

Wow. We had a wallop of a storm here a week ago and I tried to pretend I still had a little of the twenty year-old Herculean in me, running through the wind, downpour, and driving hail to save our basement from flooding. Oh, did I mention I was carrying a 27 foot extension ladder […]


Are You Marketing Like A Caveman?

On April 17, 2012, in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Soap Box, The Market, Twitter, by rsguthrie

  I work my ass off marketing my books. I tweet and I buy ads and I pimp myself until I feel like I should be pulling on some lacy leggings and walking the red light district (I apologize profusely for the image I just created in your mind—may it not be as indelible as […]


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