Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Monthly Archive: July 2016

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John Grisham was a trial lawyer. Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver in World War I. Theodore Seuss Giesel stole Christmas eight years in a row. These are great authors, and all were blessed with the gift of experience. It is…
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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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On the Randomness (and fairness) of Success

Dr. John Horne joins us again this week. He has a Ph.D in marine biology and writes a broad variety of genres.   Growing up my father used to say, “I’d rather be lucky than good.” But it wasn’t until…
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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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Two New Posts this Week (Not Counting this One)

Once again, Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets will be forced to post later in the week than originally scheduled. But this time, it’s a good thing because you are going to get not one, but two new blog posts this week.…
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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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