Category Archives: Cindy Hutchins

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For the Grace of God Go I

I got my first look of pity today. The young cashier at the grocery store. He looked athletic, like a kid with a letterman’s jacket. He saw me trying to walk to the counter to pay my bill. At first…Read More…

Better

I heard this person talking once and they said “You live in misery because no one has ever told you there is better”. That made a startling amount of sense to me. I realized I was living my life the…Read More…

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Make Me Laugh

I’ve been working with a local comedy group lately and writing comedy is different. All kinds of writing are different really, scripts are different from plays, straight fiction differs from genre and mystery is the hardest of all to write,…Read More…

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Magical New Year Moments

It’s two thirty on the first day of the year. When I was younger, I used to pass it in the customary fashion, drunk, reveling with friends. But then like Paul so sagely said, “When I was a child, I…Read More…

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Signings

I’ve seen a lot of signings, some successful, others not. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your signings more the former and less the latter.
1. Advertise. Most newspapers offer a free ad for local events. Make a press release and contact every paper for fifty miles. Put up flyers. Hit the library to see if they can help. Ask neighboring businesses to put in a few of your books on consignment. Remember to include reviews and any other positive press you have in all advertising. Continue reading

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The Art of the Deal

People have this misconception that the write a book and someone else makes it a best seller. This is a myth even if you have a big publisher like Random House. If you want the big book tour you have…Read More…

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The Way You Look Tonight

A few years ago I went to a signing but a young man who was an ex Jesuit priest. He was very nice and we spoke for a moment about being a priest. He said he had enjoyed it but…Read More…

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Music of My Mind

I think every writer secretly wants their book done as a movie. Ask most of them who they would cast and they know. They have thought about it. In fact, often while writing they will see that actor as the…Read More…

Releasing the NaNoWriMo Dream

So, like Wednesday I realized I’m probably not really participating in Nanowrimo this year. I am mysteriously ok with this fact. The one problem with this is it completely screws up my plans to blog about participating in Nanowrimo. So…Read More…

Day five of Nanowrimo

Ordinarily the way this works for me is that I get this awesome idea and whip out 20K words the first day (yeah, I write like that) and then rest on my laurels and at the last minute finish, usually…Read More…