Category Archives: Writing

Writing vs. cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski I know I’m not the only writer/cruiser that has this problem, but I have a hard time writing and cruising. Most of my books have been written while we were at the dock. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Taking care of business

by Christine Kling I wrote a post Help me pick a new cover and cover artist! a couple of months ago about my search for a new cover artist using the crowd sourcing website 99designs and today I thought I … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

By Mike Jastrzebski There are really two questions here. The first is why is Mary the official prop scraper on Rough Draft? The second is why is Mary the best sailing and cruising partner a man could ask for? As … Continue reading

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New rhythms

by Christine Kling Life on board a cruising boat has entirely different rhythms than a land-based life. It’s difficult to believe that we have been back aboard the boat for a full month already. It sometimes feels as though we … Continue reading

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Critique Groups

With the revolutionary changes in the publishing world today, presenting a clean manuscript to an agent or publisher is important. A critique group is one of the easiest ways to get eyes on your manuscript for free, before sending it … Continue reading

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The D word

by Christine Kling If you are a writer, you know the word I’m talking about. Distraction. That word that whispers alluring messages in my ears when I am supposed to be working on the new book. That word against which … Continue reading

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Book release party – reason for print Vs eBooks

michaelhaskins.net Today’s publish world is changing faster than I can swill a Guinness. I, like many others, have benefited from it. My last three books have been independently publish. Each has gone through the editing and cover design once offered … Continue reading

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Ah that smell!

By Mike Jastrzebski I have to admit that on occasion I miss the smell of paper books. Don’t get me wrong, I do all of my reading on my Kindle. In fact I’ve had a Kindle since the Kindle 1 … Continue reading

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The Great Phenomenon

Michael Haskins – www.michaelhaskins.net As I said recently, my new book, NOBODY WINS, has been published. A relief? Well, yeah, kind of. The past few weeks I put aside the writer’s life and became the ad exec and PR guy! … Continue reading

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Help me pick a new cover and cover artist!

by Christine Kling I’ve decided it’s time to refresh the covers of the four books in my Seychelle series, and given that I am not a graphic artist myself, but I am a geeky, techie sort, I decided to try … Continue reading

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