Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mile 41: Lone Pine

In the previous blog post (on Kanab), I discussed the value, fun and importance of writers attending Western film festivals. The Lone Pine Film Festival (like many of the other Western film festivals scattered around the United States and the world) shares many of the same attributes as Kanab: a rich film history, great celebrity

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Mile 40: Kanab

Most of us who write Western novels are also fans of Western movies. I am tempted to say all of us, but somewhere out there is someone who loves books and won’t watch movies — I just haven’t met him yet. However, for the rest of us, there are terrific Western film festivals throughout the

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Mile 39: Cover

You’re going to need a cover. You may not be finished writing your book yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’d like the cover to look like. And if you haven’t, you should. The cover design has far more impact on the eventual sales of your book than you might

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Mile 38: Self-Publishing – Yes or No?

What do self-publishing and online dating have in common? Both used to be thought of as signs of desperation and failure. No longer. Self-publishing is now a perfectly respectful avenue to take in order to get your book out to the paying public. Many argue that online dating apps are much safer than bars —

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