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This week I'm participating in the Author's Roundtable sponsored by the International Thriller Writers Association. The topic this week...

How to write realistic dialog?

Writing dialog is easy. Writing realistic dialog, now that’s tough. If you listen to the way people talk, and then try to write it, their...

Cyber Attacks On Aircraft

Cyber attacks on commercial airliners have already occurred. "There have been hacks of aircraft and aviation-related systems, ...

New Legs For an Old Pirate

My first young adult novel, A Pirate's Time Served, hit the shelves in 2014. It did well. Then, like all books, fell off the charts as...

The Victory of Having a Great Fan

I measure my small literary victories by the single fans who write to me or mention one of my books in their blogs. If someone takes the...

Free: Man of Honor in Audio Book Format

Everyone likes a freebie. To kick off the audio version of Man of Honor, Audible is offering 25 free coupons. The best part is, they've...

What's Every Writer's Fantasy?

A favorable book review. Check that. Not just favorable. But one that's embarrassingly over the top. Book reviews are the life's blood...

Author Chris Malburg's Profile Featured

Yes, that's me to the left--leading a tour of Engine Room #2 aboard the USS IOWA. Nice photo. But that's not today's story. Every author...

Why Are eBooks So Inexpensive?

The proven price sweet spot for eBooks is $2.99. That's the happy intersection of peak demand and profitability. A higher price reduces...

Trends in Thrillers

I write thrillers--four so far. While I'm beginning my next project I'm also looking at trends as well as what interests me and what I...

The Man of Honor Sweepstakes!

The greatest books that go unread because no one knows they're available are the saddest stories. Though Man of Honor has done well from...

Managing the Editors

Editors are a different breed. A breed apart. One that cares not a wit about how hard you work or how much you love that line; paragraph;...

The Day Before Publishing Day

Publishing Day T - 1. This is the calm before whatever is going to happen, happens. It is the day every author takes a breath and wonders...

Writing The Book Is Only Half The Job

Whether you chose a mainstream publisher or Amazon's CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing, book marketing will soon take up to half...

How To Start Writing Your Book

Now that Man of Honor is scheduled for publication on December 15, I've already moved on to my next project. People often ask how do I ...

What A Working Writer Actually Does

Want to know what a working writer does? Think all we do is sit in a nice, cushy chair creating? Some may. I don't. My work day begins at...

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