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A Preter What?

by on February 18, 2016

When I wrote my novel, Curse Me Not, what I didn’t count on was how I would see myself after the writing was done. The paranormal twist I use in Curse Me Not is one that speaks to auras and curs ... more

Scoop: A Classic Novel About Foreign Correspondents

by on February 13, 2016

If you have never read Evelyn Waugh’s wonderful satire of British journalism entitled “Scoop,” get thee to Amazon or to a bookstore and buy the book. You won’t be disappointed. “Scoop” ... more

The Wages of Writing: Income for Writers Dropping

by on February 08, 2016

One of the great misconceptions the public has about authors is that once you publish a book you are invariably sprinting toward that heady world of six, seven, and perhaps even eight-figure incomes. ... more

What’s Behind the Hand

by on February 07, 2016

The “Khamsa hand” motif was an apt element to feature in Curse Me Not, my novel about a woman who can see people’s auras and clean revenge curses from those auras. After all, the motif has been ... more

A Very Short History of Spies and Spying during the American Revolution

by on February 06, 2016 As one of the world’s oldest occupations, espionage in one form or another has been around for as long as men have c ... more

Some Thoughts on the Art and Craft of Writing

by on February 06, 2016

By Ronald E. Yates I was interviewed recently about the art and craft of writing in general and writing in the historical fiction genre in particular. As a journalist for some thirty years I int ... more

The Properly Equipped War Correspondent, ca. 1905

by on February 06, 2016

February 6, 2016 by Ronald E. Yates davis2 Having just finished the second book in my Finding Billy Battles trilogy, which ends between 1905 and 1910, I find myself still deeply immersed in the li ... more

Dealing with Negative Criticism

by on February 06, 2016

Recently, I joined a “local” science fiction book club—a 100-mile round trip from my house—because I wanted to take the pulse of my audience for my self-published novel, Mindclone. The first m ... more

Social Media Checklist

by on February 06, 2016

Have you been ignoring social media? Think you don’t have time for it? Or that ‘readers will come if my book is in stores’? Do all the different forms of social media seem overwhelming? I sa ... more

take your time to publish

by on January 27, 2016

Dear fellow writers. We all want to publish (main stream or self) and get our books out there. BUT please take your time...let your book simmer alone for a few months. Put it in the "drawer" and star ... more

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