Author Archives: d. Rae

Facebook Screw-up

There are a number of Facebook sites that not only welcome but also invite independent authors to participate. These pages were created so that authors could list their eBook promotions. ∞ Facebook has now deemed these invited and welcome posters … Continue reading

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Learning the Craft

I thought I would share some of the sources I have been using while learning the craft. The first are two magazines: The Writer Magazine and Writer’s Digest. ∞ The following are books I am currently perusing: Lessons From a Writing … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Most people who make New Year’s resolutions list what they hope to do in the following year. I am going to flip that and post what I will not do: ∞ I will not allow a mountain … Continue reading

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Done and Almost Done

My Kindle eBook, Last Hope,  is up and available at my Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/draescott. The print edition should be available in a few weeks. ∞ I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped in its publication: … Continue reading

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Preparing to Launch

I am almost an indie author. Very soon I hope to drop the word “almost.” ∞ My first book is finished, professionally edited—thank you Katherine Quimby Johnson. The book cover is done—a JPG for the eBook and PDF for print. … Continue reading

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eBook Expenses

Now comes the snag. Expenses. The largest one, of course, is the editing. And I have dealt with that in my last blog. The next is formatting. I have compared pricing for people and companies who will do the conversion … Continue reading

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Almost There

To paraphrase: Oh, what what a tangled mess we play, when first we practice to stray (sorry, Sir Walter Scott). Stray from the beaten path, that is. ∞ My decision is made — I am publishing my own book. An … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Or maybe I should say title, as in book title. Mine keeps changing. Maybe because it is my first book. ∞ When I began my first draft it was titled — Future History. But by my third draft I had … Continue reading

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Oops!

It seems I have been repeating myself. When I began posting again, after surgery, I failed to look back to see what subjects I had covered previously. It seems two of my more recent posts are duplicates of ones I … Continue reading

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Change of Pace

Do you pleasure read in the same genre as you write? I used to. My Works-in-Progress are in the genres of science fiction, horror and dark fantasy. For years I read these also. No longer. Now that I am in … Continue reading

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