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My answers to questions agents ask writers

Matthew Arnold Stern at Indie Author Day in AnaheimChuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest posted a helpful column by Lisa Katzenberger listing four questions agents ask writers at pitch sessions. I’m working to get my new novels published, so here are my answers to those questions. If you’re a writer, my responses may help you formulate your own answers. If you’re an agent or publisher, please read on. Read more »

Fun a Day Reseda – The Amiga beta is here!

Amiga beta coverWell, that didn’t take long.

I now have a draft of the second novel I wrote in 2016 ready for feedback from beta readers. (To answer your first bit of feedback: Yes, the cover will be improved. This is just a temporary for the ePub version.)

So, what’s Amiga and the Amiga all about?

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Fun a Day Reseda – My 2017 Projects

Amiga WorkbenchYes, this year, I have more than one project for Fun a Day Reseda. As you can tell from the icon, one of them is to finish my new novel, Amiga. The other is to publish my Fun a Day project from last year, The Remainders. During January, I’ll keep you posted on my progress as well as share my experiences and thoughts while creating these novels. Stay tuned.

My hopes for 2017

Happy New Year 2017I can dwell on what a crap year 2016 was. But it will end, and 2017 will start. It doesn’t mean that things will instantly be better the moment the ball drops at Times Square. The problems and losses we faced in 2016 will still be there. But a new year gives us the opportunity to hope. Here are the things I hope for in 2017.

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The real way to battle fake news

We no longer know which media to trust

I’ve been getting a lot of visits to my speech “Don’t Believe Everything You Read,” possibly because of all the talk about fake news. (You may also want to see my post “Anatomy of a hoax” for more information.) The real problem with fake news is that it makes us distrustful of any news source. It used to be clear which sources can be relied upon and which ones can’t. It’s harder now when questionable content shows up on what are considered credible news sources. Usually, we can depend on critical thinking and further research to sift through what is factual and what isn’t. But another aspect of fake news makes it hard for us to do even that.

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