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Changing faces

In November of last year I published my fourth book, titled Weep No More. Unfortunately it has been the slowest selling of all of my books. I’ve tried advertising, givaways, lowering and raising the price, blogging, all to no avail. … Continue reading

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It’s that time again.

By Mike Jastrzebski Those of you who follow this blog know that Mary and I originally planned to leave Ft. Lauderdale at the same time Christine Kling took off this summer. We made a decision to concentrate on the writing … Continue reading

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An homage to the Edit Queen

I was thinking today that my wife, Mary, is one of the sweetest, easy going people I’ve ever met. This applies to just about every aspect of her life–except for when it comes to editing my books. Now don’t get … Continue reading

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A Critique Group

Michael  Haskins I was recently approached my magazine editor friend of mine and told of a small critique group on the island and, he said, they’d like me to join. People think of Key West as a literary town, and … Continue reading

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Revisions

By Mike Jastrzebski I’m not just talking about writing here, but also planning a cruise. On the writing front I’ve been working hard at finishing up the revisions for Dog River Blues, the sequel to Key Lime Blues (A Wes … Continue reading

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That $%##& critique group of mine

By Mike Jastrzebski Today I’m going to open up and lay out all of the frustrations I feel about belonging to a critique group.  I’m writing this after returning from my bi-weekly critique group meeting. I belong to a great group right now. Christine … Continue reading

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Disruptions

By Mike Jastrzebski I’ve mentioned in several of my previous posts that I’m working on a rewrite of my third book, Dog River Blues. Dog River Blues is a sequel to Key Lime Blues and I am trying to get the … Continue reading

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Editing is less frightening than rewriting, so edit more often . . .

By Michael Haskins It seems that last week most everyone was concerned about rewriting. A necessary evil, I agree, but there are different ways to approach it. I haven’t figured out how to avoid rewriting (other than being perfect and … Continue reading

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Those Damn Dog Days

By Mike Jastrzebski When I lived in Michigan, and later Maine and Minnesota, I couldn’t wait for summer. Winters were harsh–the first winter I lived in Minnesota we had 5 days in a row where the temperature dropped into the … Continue reading

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Watercolors

by Tom Tripp A funny thing happened on the way to the last page of my first novel. I discovered watercolors. I know that’s a little random. Let me explain. Last week I spent some special time up on the … Continue reading

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