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When I decided to re-boot this blog, one of the things I wanted to accomplish is to bring together some of the articles and blogs that I’ve found especially useful. But I didn’t want to just post other bloggers’ stuff. Even though I would naturally give credit where credit was due, I felt that would be plagiarizing, so I’ve decided that if I use another blogger’s graphics or articles, I would request permission to do so as well as link to the original article in their blog. I feel in doing this I’m being as ethical as I can possibly be.
And I’m thrilled that this first graphic is from a blogger I have the utmost respect for, Jane Friedman. I’ve been a fan of Jane’s blog since I started down this road and one of the most interesting graphics I’ve seen was one Jane developed that shows where on the publishing continuum a writer exists. I was actually surprised to find that I was to the left, graphically speaking, of the self-published authors.

Jane graciously has granted me permission to reprint her graphic, showing the Key Book Publishing Paths, in my blog. You can find the original article on Jane’s blog, here. I had planned to have the graphic only, but it apparently is not of high enough resolution to read as a jpeg, so I’ve decided to show the low-res graphic and provide the PDF of the graphic. I found it to be very interesting.

The Key Book Publishing Paths by Jane Friedman

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Also, you may find Jane’s book, Publishing 101, an interesting read. I know I did.

 Next week I plan to post the first chapter of “SHERLOCK HOLMES and the WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE” with commentary. Don’t miss it!! Tell your friends!!! Buy the book!!!!

COMPLETE RE-VAMPING (PARDON THE PUN) OF BLOG…

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In conjunction with the upcoming release of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RETURN OF THE WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE, on October 21, 2015

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I am re-booting this blog and renaming it American Abbatoir…where murder meets mayhem, implying murder and mayhem on a grand scale.

The reason for the name change is that with the end of the WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE trilogy,

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I plan to lay aside Sherlock Holmes for at least a while and move on to other creations wholly my own. But, I will be offering snippets of the three books over the course of time, along with commentary on the writing, because I will always be partial to Sherlock Holmes and indebted to MX Publishing for their support with these three books.

I also plan to share information on trying to find an agent for new work, the work itself, as well as commentary and editorial on what I’m currently reading, or have read recently. I plan to duplicate the posts on my WordPress blog on a second blog-site, to see which gets more traffic and will make long range plans on which to keep from the results.

I fully expect to post much more regularly to this blog than I’ve done in the past. I’m setting aside an hour or so per day, each morning, specifically to support the blog, searching for content, writing posts, etc.

The blog will undoubtedly also have a political bend to it as in the past I was an editorial cartoonist, regularly carried in a variety of small newspapers and was featured in USA Today a number of times. I’ve seen cartoons on other web sites and have wondered about the copyright infringements, but for my site I won’t have to worry, since I own the copyrights on any cartoons I publish here.

I sincerely hope readers find the site entertaining and sometimes useful and will comment often and recommend it to their friends. And buy my books….really, buy my books.