Okay, so I’m not technically a dyed-in-the-wool Luddite, since clearly you’re reading this note on a blog, on the interwebs, and not scratched into a cave wall with a stone. But I’m one week into my experiment – which if you recall was to take a novel I’d just finished the first draft of, andContinue reading “Luddites Unite!”
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hot off the presses
So I’ve just completed a novel called The Legend of Darkness and Light. It’s not like the others in that — frankly — this was a mental writing vacation for me. This story is a raucous, balls-to-the-wall, no-holds-barred, cliché-ridden, adrenaline-pumping, goof-fest. Think Indiana Jones meets Uncharted. A treasure hunting adventure, with all the right trappings.Continue reading “hot off the presses”
just when you thought I was done
Talking about ISBN’s for the Indy writer – Smashwords comes out with a new plan. If you’ve been reading along, and I trust you have, then you’re familiar with the Pros and Cons of purchasing ISBN’s for your novels and short stories. And you’re aware of how expensive it can be, if you want toContinue reading “just when you thought I was done”
sometimes less is fewer
I’m not perfect (gasp) when it comes to proper grammar usage, few of us are. But as a writer who invites the public to read her words, I strive to be as good as I can be, and to get better all the time. My oldest sister is an English teacher by trade, and togetherContinue reading “sometimes less is fewer”
for love or money?
My current work in progress is a novel called The Legend of Darkness and Light. It’s a good old fashioned, balls-to-the-wall, no-deep-message-here adventure story. Kind of a tribute to guilty pleasures, I suppose. Anyway, the other day I mentioned to my friend Pete that every time I sit down to write another section, I wonderContinue reading “for love or money?”
i shitz you not!
If you’ve been living under a rock these past years, you probably still believe the only way for a writer to “make it” in the world of books and publishing is to struggle for years and years perfecting a novel, then trying very hard to find an agent who will — like the old CalgonContinue reading “i shitz you not!”
read it like you stole it!
I’ve heard some stupid things in my day, and I’ve probably even said a few stupid things in my day. But I read something today that, well it really tops a lot of ‘em. If you hang around traditionalists long enough, you’ll notice they’re bound to say something stupid. Especially those who are dyed-in-the-wool, you’ll-pry-this-hardback-from-my-cold-dead-hands,Continue reading “read it like you stole it!”
sacred cow pies
One of my pet peeves among the writing world are those writers who like to think (or make you think) that writing is some sort of ethereal experience wherein the writer is subjected to the whims and fancies of a muse. I’ve heard countless writers claim that, in order to pen anything, be it aContinue reading “sacred cow pies”
thank heaven’s that’s over!
I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. Mostly, I find I’m glad when Christmas is over and a new year is coming. Time to get back to the routine, get stuff sorted out, put back to rights, whatever you want to call it. I like a New Year ! 2009 has been full ofContinue reading “thank heaven’s that’s over!”
viv la difference!
Today I came across yet another group of people who seem completely ignorant as to the differences between Vanity and Self / Indie Publishing, and I have to admit, that kind of ignorance drives me up a wall. I could ignore them, and I do for the most part, but I realize there are someContinue reading “viv la difference!”