Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Top 5 Posts Of 2012 On To Become A Writer

It’s been a great year on To Become A Writer.  I’ve written a lot of posts, grown the blog, and had some wonderful comments from you folks out in cyberspace.  I am grateful to all of you who visit the … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – 2012 In Review

2012 has been a whirlwind year for indie authors…changes galore, new bestsellers and more.  As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to take a look back.  So here it is: indie authors – … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Christmas Noir

This week in the Best of Film Noir we’re celebrating Christmas!  Did you know there is actually a film noir called Christmas Holiday, that starred Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly?  I decided not to do a post on this movie … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Repetition, Repetition

This Writers Workshop post is about repetition in your prose.  I decided to post about this because of a show I recently saw called Bamazon.  A piece of the writing I found quite annoying and it bears on our writing … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Raw Deal

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at Raw Deal, (no, not the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger) the 1948 classic film noir starring Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, and Marsha Hunt.  This great and under-appreciated movie … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And Amazon In 2013

As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be relevant to discuss indie authors and Amazon in 2013.  I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell exactly what will happen (ah, then I would … Continue reading

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Indie Author Marketing and Amanda Hocking

I read an interesting post a week or so ago called Why The 21st Century Author Is An Internet Entrepreneur by Brian Clark, Editor-in-Chief of Entreproducer.  The post discusses Amanda Hocking (among other things), and it made me think a … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Pickup on South Street

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at Pickup on South Street, the 1953 classic starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter, and directed by Samuel Fuller.  What starts as a simple pickpocket by a sleazy … Continue reading

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