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Pittsburgh Writing Workshop

I will be at the 2020 Pittsburgh Writing Workshop, a one-day writers conference on March 28. Join me: https://pittsburghwritingworkshop.com/

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Positive critique from Writer’s Digest

I entered Sins of Omission in the 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. While I did not win, I won all 4’s and 5’s on a five-point scale for Structure, Organization, and Pacing; Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar; Production Quality and Cover Design; Plot and Story Appeal; and Voice and Writing Style. I was most […]

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Jim’s writing rules

Adverbs aren’t all bad. Using gerunds to begin every sentence, as do NBC field reporters, is unacceptable, but their occasional use is fine. It is also acceptable to employ an occasional sentence in passive voice. Always use a subject and verb. Except when not. I hope this helps.

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Lower price on “Sins of Omission”

I have just lowered the price of my first book, Sins of Omission, to $2.99 for the ebook and $12.99 for the printed copy. (This may take a few hours to show up, so be patient.) You can grab your copy through my universal link. This will match the ebook price of my second book, […]

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“Breaking News” available

My second novel, Breaking News, is now available for preorder. It will be released by Amazon on October 8, 2019 and on all other platforms on October 16. Breaking News is a prequel to my first novel, Sins of Omission, and concerns a crucial element in the backstory of my protagonist, Alan Rudberg. Rudberg is […]