I have a short story contest deadline in a few days, and I have been wracking my brain trying to find a short enough idea for this 1250-word contest. I’m great with 10k words, but a piece that’s under 2,000 is tougher for me. (Hey, I talk a lot; I write a lot.) I’ve also been straightening up … Continue reading The Notebook
So, I’m dreading the obligatory author photo, but I have now accepted the fact that I need one. If anything, I need to show people I am the one who wrote this awesome-sauce piece of literary genius. (That’s hyperbole. See how awesome a writer I am?) You’re probably wondering why I’m dreading this. Maybe you’re envisioning … Continue reading The Author Photo in a Racist, Opinionated Digital Age
My “Word of the Day” on Tuesday was OVERWHELMED. My target release date for the 1st installment of my Living Between Dreams series was fast approaching, and everything that I didn’t know about publishing was on my “To Do” list. How do I use this InDesign book template to format my paperback? How do indie publishers … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, Q2’18-Indie Publishing Part 2-Overwhelmed is an Understatement
In 2017 after several rejections and the desire to get this novel out there so I can move on to Novel Two, I decided to self-publish my first novel (also the first in a trilogy). For the first 3 months of this year, I’ve been learning about, signing up for, and immersing myself in the technical … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)
A friend of mine asked me recently “Why don’t you have a Podcast?” My answer was “I don’t have time for that.” But really, I have no idea why I’m not doing a Podcast. Partly, because it seems like something I would need time and prep and a following for. I mean, doesn’t this blog … Continue reading Podcasting: Tell Me What you Think?
Since it’s voting day in the US, I’ve just posted a poll about my eStory “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” on its FB page. I’ve been getting some steady feedback about wanting a sequel, so I’d like to know what you think? So I keep getting feedback that 24 hours with Owen and Makayla are not … Continue reading “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” Sequel? You decide
While I appreciate and respect laws, especially copyright laws, I don’t know everything about them. That’s most writers, unless you’re also in the legal field. The most that I’ve learned about the law I’ve learned from re-runs of Law and Order and Drop Dead Diva (which, FYI, did an episode about copyright infringement with a “50 Shades”-like novel). … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, October: Copyright Permissions