Some serial editing

Like a serial killer? Don’t ask. Anyway… I follow Catherine, Caffeinated. She’s a feisty writer who has carved out a niche in the self-publishing advice blognet. I haven’t read any of her books, but she doles out some great advice on her blog. Recently, she invited Robert Doran, an editor with Kazoo Independent Publishing Services … More Some serial editing

Publishing Wars

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a war on. Okay, maybe I shouldn’t use the word ‘war’. It is hyperbole, antagonistic, and divisive when publishing shouldn’t be. (And there really is a war going on.) Anyway, recently, Hugh Howey responded to an interview of Sue Grafton posted on the website. For those of you who … More Publishing Wars

What it means to be a writer in the internet age

Twitter. Blogs (Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, etc). YouTube (or Vimeo). Website promotion. Triberr. Forums (they are legion). Facebook. GoodReads. Library Thing. Amazon. Barnes and Noble. Smashwords. And maybe Pinterest. I’m sure there are far more other things that should go on that list, but we’ll leave it at that for now. How ever long the list, promoting … More What it means to be a writer in the internet age

Writing Update 2012-4

Happy Earth Day, Everyone. Oh, and welcome back, tmso. Nice to have you with us. Care to fill us in on what’s been going on in your life? (I’m sure you’d rather my schizophrenic self not do this, but this is my public shaming wall, so here it goes.) The Denouncer The re-vamp of Devil’s Blood is … More Writing Update 2012-4

Because I’m too lazy to do otherwise

You get a link list today. Aren’t you excited? Actually, you should be. I’ve complied some interesting and thought-provoking links for you, and I even included a fun video. Enjoy. It seems Amazon is flexing its mighty muscle against independent publishers – again. They’ve decided to pull titles from their website after negotiations failed. Yikes! Does make … More Because I’m too lazy to do otherwise

The Self

Twenty years ago, I would never have thought I could write a book.  Talented writers write for a living.  They reached into their souls to show us truths that shine bright enough to compete with the sun.  Not everyone can write a masterpiece.  That is self-evident.  Another thing that was made clear, if you can’t … More The Self

Serialized fiction

If you follow any of the blog posts about publishing today, you know that times are a-changin’.  With the introduction of POD (print-on-demand) printing technology and eBooks (electronic versions of books in whatever format – .mobi, .pdf, kindle, etc.), the traditional printing paradigm in shifting…to the past. Serialized Fiction was something those crazy Victorian’s got into, and … More Serialized fiction

Self-publishers beware…I’m taking over the world!

Yeah, I know, strange title.  I will, of course, explain, but first…guess what? Go on!  Guess. (sigh…I’m waiting…) Yup.  You guessed right – it’s my birthday this weekend!  (I knew the cosmic waves were pulsing through your body sending an image of me crawling out of my mother’s womb.  Nice, huh?) Anyway, as my forty-second … More Self-publishers beware…I’m taking over the world!

Book Covers

I have a confession to make. I had absolutely nothing to do yesterday afternoon.  No bike rides scheduled.  Grocery shopping finished.  And since we are renting, no need to do that gardening – it’ll wait. I could have read something.  Could have critiqued a story or two on Critters and upped my participation ratio.  But … More Book Covers