Advice on naming characters and things in fiction

From Scott: For writers of science fiction and fantasy, a special challenge arises. Unless you have specifically set the milieu for your project on the Earth, in a set time and place, you will need to create a lot of

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Friends don’t let friends use vanity publishing-2

From Scott: There has been a longstanding debate among authors, agents, and publishers, concerning the viability of self-publishing versus using a traditional publisher. Rick and I (and probably even some guest bloggers) have brought up the benefits and pitfalls involved

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Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing revisited (ADDENDUM)

From Rick: I know that I was going to blog only every other week until the end of April, but after reading over the two previous blogs on self-publishing, Scott Gamboe offered some additional thoughts from his experiences. Being short,

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