Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Authors

How do I Know if I’ve Succeeded?

As an up and coming author, your biggest question will always be “When?” When will I land an agent? When will my book find a publisher? Or, in the even nearer term: When will my book be finished? When will…
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Monetizing a Blog

Becoming a writer means putting up with a lot of things. Most of those things are necessary if you want to keep being a writer. Your revenue stream is your life blood, so you’ll have to… *SLAM* Mr. Devil’s Advocate: “Sorry I’m…
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Writing is Fun (I’m Serious)

When you begin your winding journey to become a professional writer, one lesson hits you particularly hard. It’s something troubling, particularly because it’s something that has always been there, but you only notice it once you’re knee deep in the pursuit.…
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Hand. Writing.

When building a blog, you quickly come to realize that your chosen subject has many facets. Some facets are big and paradigm-changing. Some facets are small but still pertinent because they provide the subject with precision and polish. Perhaps none of…
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Blocks

Becoming a writer has been an eye opening experience for me, in many ways. I never appreciated all the work that went into writing a book until I actually did it. And I also didn’t realize just how possible it is…
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Mr. Devil’s Advocate Sets the Record Straight

Hi there, Mr. Devil’s Advocate here. Now, I understand that all of you have been spoon fed some rather flamboyant opinions lately. Since I am in the business of keeping extreme ideas in check, I thought I should take this…
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Something Relevant

Hello, all. This post will be short(ish). I don’t post often, because a part of me wants everything I put here to be somehow profound or thought provoking. But doing this makes the site stagnate. So I need to be a…
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Stephenie Meyer is NOT an Agent of Satan

This is not a post I ever expected to write. This is also not a post I ever expected to read, but if I was going to read it, I would expect it to be written by someone else, hosted on…
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Why I didn’t go to FanX

Hey. Let me begin this post by saying that I love everything about Salt Lake Comic Con. Well, I don’t like the crowds, but that’s hardly relevant. The point is that this post is in no way meant to bash…
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Why I Love Editors

I once had a short and sporadic run of volunteering for Leading Edge, BYU’s science fiction periodical. I had heard good things about the publication, and I really needed to get rid of my naivete when it came to the…
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