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Is Writing & Music & Art Getting Specialized to Death?

I just watched “Dear Mr. Watterson,” a light-hearted documentary about the impact that Bill Watterson’s ever-famous, ever-persistent comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, has had on people over the years. The part that gripped me most was when several prominent cartoonists spoke … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald & Hemmingway Were Bloggers, Too

Sometimes, I feel guilty about blogging. It’s a little pinching sensation, probably a sensation most writers are familiar with – the feeling that you’re wasting time you should be using to work on your novel. That’s why I was reassured … Continue reading

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A Fictional Serial Killer Starts a Blog… Then What?

I forget what I was Googling, but I found a very unique press release that caught my eye: “Serial Killer Starts Blog Ahead of 2MCH4YA Book Completion.” Yes, a serial killer featured in the upcoming novel, “taRNished,” now has a blog. The blog … Continue reading

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Is KDP Select Worth It? (An Example From a Real Person)

Amazon’s KDP Select program has kind of been marketed as a Miracle Grow for Books. It seems that, whenever you Google something about KDP Select, you run into another article boasting about authors who got rich and famous from just using … Continue reading

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What All Writers Can Learn from Calvin & Hobbes

It’s widely accepted that Calvin & Hobbes is the best comic strip in the known world. More than anything else, that’s because of its universal appeal. Kids, college students, and adults have all found something unique to treasure in Bill … Continue reading

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4 Things You Have to Do to Get Google to Show Your Personal Website

A lot of authors, artists, and bands are creating their own websites these days, only to find that… whoa… Google isn’t showing their page. I’ve been blessed and cursed with a one-of-a-kind name, so getting BlaiseLucey.com to the top of … Continue reading

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Music, Writing, and Art in the Age of the Optional Purchase

In the summer of 2010, when I started my first job, I listened to about six hours of Pandora a day. The ads were an annoyance, but I sat through them because I loved the songs that Pandora found for … Continue reading

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