Is Typhoid Mary Bad Enough for You?

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Is Typhoid Mary Bad Enough for You?

In my novel The Prisoner of Hell Gate — and perhaps in real life — Typhoid Mary is what we call a sympathetic monster. Yes, she did bad things. Yes, she was a bad person. But was she all bad? And what made her bad? read more

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The king died in a mutiny, and then the queen walked the plank is Sea Adventure.

The king died, and then the queen overcame great odds to live is a Thriller.

The king pretended to die, and then the queen went mad is a Psychological read more

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Aspects of the Novelist’s Dilemma (6)

6. Book bloggers replace book pages.

There’s another group to whom the publisher still seems to matter, and that’s print and television journalists and book reviewers who need a way to decide what to report on. The imprint of a major publisher can be one read more

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Aspects of the Novelist’s Dilemma (5)

5. From shopworn to non-perishable products.

The other thing that’s different about digital books is that—presuming the content is not time-dependent—the book itself is no longer perishable. In the old days (also known as two years ago), books, which were still mostly print, were perishable read more

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Seven Aspects of the Novelist’s Dilemma (3)

3. Where does credibility lie?

As I was writing this post, an email blast arrived from bestselling author, blogger, internet marketing guru (and my old friend) Seth Godin. Under the heading “Self published” he listed thirteen well-known authors who had self-published, stated that “The question read more

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