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My Boat Is So Small   Leave a comment

This is the only song I know in Inupiat, thanks to Harley Shields, This song has a significant place in a couple of the Transformation Project books.

Motivation   12 comments

Even if you knew you would never sell another book, would you keep writing?

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I’m a Capitalist

I work hard to sell books and I think they’re worth every dime my readers pay to access them. Writers have as much right to make money from their creative works as painters, singers, carpenters, and — well, name a creative product. Tattoo artist? Hair dresser? Film maker? Landscaper? I could go on and on.

I know t might get an argument from some of my more anarcho-capitalist friends who believe you don’t own an idea. No, you don’t own an idea, but you certainly should own the product of an idea and book is a the product of combining a whole lot of ideas. If you want to be entertained by it, pay me. And if I discover someone violating my copyright, yes, I’m going to object. The idea that creative people should produce something just to give it away for free is ridiculous.

But What’s My Motivation?

I started writing when I was 12. I can’t really say why. A teacher made me write a short story in 5th grade. I hated the process of creating to a formula, but it opened a tap deep in my soul that I’ve never been able to shut off.

I wrote fiction for decades just for my own amazement. It’s only been since 2014 that I’ve been selling books. So clearly, I’m not motivated by the money. Indie author is not a pro-ball career — though my latest novel paid for itself in less than a month — which feels good.

I Guess We Know My Answer

Yes, I would continue writing even if I knew I wouldn’t sell anymore books because I write to entertain myself as much as to entertain others. I’d try to find a way to give them away if that was what I had to do because I enjoy the feat of sharing what I write … but I also think I deserve to be paid for providing people with entertainment.

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Because He Lives   Leave a comment

NVDT #55 – Is the Caper Dead?   Leave a comment

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Writing the Ridiculous #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

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What of the Heroes Journey?   Leave a comment

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