Monthly Archives: February 2019

Mile 37: Agent – Yes or No?

Now that you’re rolling along with your first Western (and you are, right?), you may be starting to think about which major, New York, internationally renowned, representative of New York Times best-selling authors only, superstar you want to be your agent. Or not. The reality is that agents are far more difficult to come by

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Mile 36: Reviews

“You can make some of the people happy some of the time, but there ain’t no way you can make all of the people happy all of the time.” – Arlo Flynn, Western Author Recently, the January 2019 issue of True West magazine showed up in my mailbox. I was thrilled, surprised and honored to

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Mile 35: Consistency

In a previous blog post, I discussed the value and importance of accuracy, making sure the facts you use in your novel are accurate, because if they are not, your readers will know — and they’ll let you know. In the same vein, you need to make sure that you are consistent throughout your book

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Mile 34: Read Great Writers

This is one the easiest, and hopefully the most obvious, ideas I’ve shared on this blog. If you want to be a great writer, heck, if you want to be any kind of writer — READ. Read Westerns for sure. Read some of the great Western authors, new authors, old pulp magazines — just read.

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