The Story Cartel Course starts on Monday, June 10th! But if you hurry, you can sign up and get in. Hit the logo to the right of this post. If it is full, then at least you can get on their waiting list. You don’t want to miss this door to your writing life and […]
This is a quick post for the multi-part series on Self-Publishing. An interesting take on the traditional vs. self-publishing option. In their continuing efforts to support self-published authors, Digital Book World has spotlighted a service that brings the traditional publishing services to authors through Bowker. If you buy your ISBN through Bowker, it will […]
If you are like me, you have tested every available tool for the various stages of your novel creation; outlining with mindmaps or Excel, using yWriter5 for outlining and then Word for writing the draft, the list goes on and on.Thanks to our friends across the pond we have an all in one software package. […]
This is a piece of mine that I shared on my more personal site. As I have a handicap, I thought I’d share it with you. If you followed me on both websites, you will be acquainted with this one I was reading today a beautiful piece of writing sent to me in Brad […]
(from http://thepointofthequill.wordpress.com/?p=554&preview=true) It is time for me to roll out the red carpet for my awards ceremony thanks to TLN and his award. I will have to wait a bit though as I have had an injury of sorts. Before I go further, I want to thank the beautiful Cheryl Moore for dedicating part of her ongoing […]
Helga Weber via Compfight First, I am working on a multi-part series on self-publishing concentrating on the marketing of your book. I can tell you from authors I know, this is still a topic they are learning, even after going through the process themselves. The series I’m working on is just the best of […]
Lupus sle (internal) is different from discoid (skin) lupus although they may overlap. Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice. It attacks mercilessly. Please take two seconds to pass on the word about this cruel killer.
Andrea Costa via Compfight The following is a compilation of resources for writers. You can find the subject that is on your radar by looking at the hashtags. [Update: May 2nd, 2013 This is an update from the previous release date of this article. Please see the hyperlinked article on Editing: Knowing When To […]
Author Media has developed a plug-in for all authors to sell their books and get affiliate sales. Watch this: Kickstarter Video pulled down as of May 8th. I was in the process of writing an article about the great writer platforms available for us; as well as great seminars from the most connected in […]
Google Ranks Publishing Over Reading Everyone is talking about the Google Reader, but what about Google Publishing? Throughout the internet and on all social media sites, the talk has been all about what to do when Google stops their Reader service by this summer. But that’s not the big story… As I mentioned, everyone was […]
Cindi via Compfight Let me guess, you are so busy you have too many things to do, let alone keep up with the publishing changes going on. Sound familiar? You have your own writing to do let alone reading about other people writing; right? Well, never fear as that is what I am here to […]
Pietro Zanarini via Compfight Please see update at the bottom of this post. Earlier on this site, I spoke of a site you may not be aware of but that is a lifesaver for anyone who creates and thus needs a Muse to depend on. The problem is, our Muses are not very dependable. […]
Tired of the day-to-day grind? Tired of all of the must do now society? Are you just tired? Do you remember the days of yore when you jumped through the rain puddles and not over them? When you caught fireflies in a glass jar to wonder at them and then set then free to fly […]
“Simplicity,” says John Maeda, “is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.”
Discussing the scientific basis of habits & procrastination & the tools you can use to both be more productive & have fun at the same time. Part of the Prolific Writer Series
Or, The State of the Url Address Now that the holidays are over, I have a lot of things to share with you.
Boz wishes all of you a very happy New Year. Lee is typing away on her laptop-as humans like to do-and thus he stopped by to send greetings for the following year. As his namesake is Charles Dickens (Boz was Dickens’ pen name), he is used to humans ignoring him while they hone on […]
Mardi Gras or not, let’s not hide behind any masks, agreed? Make me a happy reveler and check out the Websites for Writers Toolkit. You’ll be surprised to find some pretty colorful links there.
Hot off the presses from Author Media, there is a free webinar tomorrow, December 20th, with Thomas Umstattd Jr. as the presenter. He will be discussing: 4 Novel Marketing Tools You Can Implement in 30 Minutes or Less at Thursday, December 20 at 07:00 PM CST. You can register through Author Media by going here. […]
I wrote to a friend twenty minutes from the place where ‘evil visited’, that I struggled to find words, any words to give voice to the grief and incomprehension of this quiet village erupting in gunfire and twenty children still laid out on the school floor and not in the arms of their parents as […]
The delightful Annabel Candy from Successful Blogging has been kind enough to offer her release to share the following WordPress Plug-ins. These are by no means all of the plug-ins offered for WordPress, but the ones that she finds most helpful. I agree with her and thus present the following for your perusal.
We are now in our new home thanks to some wonderful friends. In the meantime, you all know how it is–moving day is only half the battle.
Do you feel that you often write more on other people’s blogs than your own? Do you remember what you wrote and why? Is the blogosphere coming at you at an alarming rate? Reading and commenting at top speeds; faster than the speed of light? Those comments, if they are substantive, can lead to guest […]
Friday I went to the doctor and ended up in the hospital. Two things I hate the most. Apparently I passed out on the sidewalk (just “this close” to leaving the dreaded, but ever so helpful, doctor) and woke up with nurses holding me, an ambulance on the way, and a friend talking to whoever […]
Book Blog Find: Nilsa’s Book Blog #BestBookBlogs #AmReading Great blog for authors and readers alike. ljt
Amir Jina via Compfight The Beatles had a song for everything. I slept finally, my brain drained from the pain; screaming in my sleep where I used to laugh. None of us knows when we are going to die, but it gets a little closer when you are facing down the barrel of the gun […]
Why ‘autoimmune diseases’ are sometimes invisible.