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What I’ve Been Reading And How It Disproves Some Common Self-Pubbing Wisdom

Posted by Shannon Haddock on July 3, 2016 in InCryptid praise, Kingkiller Chronicles praise, Rants |

(Damn, am I good at short and pithy titles or what?) Long story short, I live in a place that is not exactly conducive to either reading or writing. To somewhat mitigate the negative effect this has on my sanity, I’ve been spending a couple of afternoons a week at the library. Now, was my […]

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What I’m currently reading . . . sort of

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 30, 2015 in InCryptid praise, Reviews |

I was just reading a mostly abysmal list of blog topics for writers (seriously, would anyone be interested in knowing what I’d say to Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook if I was alone with him for 5 minutes?  Is this really a topic readers care about?!) and one actually jumped out at me:  What books are […]

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How Do You Choose What To Read?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 20, 2014 in GI Joe praise, InCryptid praise, Kingkiller Chronicles praise |

As part of learning how best to market my books, I’ve read many things that purport to tell how people choose books.  The fact that none of these reports, blogs, etc. say the same thing makes all of them a bit suspect, to my mind.  The one I remember clearest right now said that a […]

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Confession time

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 22, 2014 in InCryptid praise, Rants |

I have a confession to make that won’t make me many friends:  I like hyper-competent beautiful characters. Notice I didn’t say “I like Mary Sues.”  There’s a reason for this . . . read carefully because lots of people seem to have trouble with this one, more every year:  They’re not the same thing! First, […]

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My first obligatory fanfic opinions post

Posted by Shannon Haddock on July 5, 2014 in Fanfic, InCryptid praise |

I’m pretty sure every author makes one or more of these eventually, hence the title. This was inspired by Seanan McGuire‘s post here.  (By the way, if you like Universal Nexus, try her InCryptid series.  I think my characters may be descendants of hers.) Universal Nexus exists because I failed horribly at writing fanfic.  The […]

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