Indie writers have to be a jack of all trades really. We write our books. We do cover designs. We market our books. We have to learn some skills, man. Some serious skills. I have been slacking on the marketing it is just that it does not come easy for me. However, I have found… Continue reading Starting some book promotion. Finally.
It occurred to me that I seriously needed to upgrade my cover images on my novels. I have been doing content creation for a couple sites of Facebook for some time now and in this process have come across a number of interesting sites to help me along. So I decided to utilize those sites… Continue reading New cover design
I think one frustration about being a blogger is that you get offers to blog for other people. They love your writing. They think it is fantastic. It would work perfect for their site! Awesome. They would love for you to come work for them. For free. This is my other blog by the way.… Continue reading This poor blogger wonders…
I wonder about this. I write fantasy fiction. I know parts of who I am make it into my work. I know my emotional states certainly do. However, a great deal of what I write is fantastical and what that says about me is that I am not fond of reality. It is escapism at… Continue reading Every secret of a writer’s soul… uh oh
Write Now Prompt: When he walked into the cafe, he immediately spotted the person he was looking for. Witches had an aura about them that made his skin tingle. This warlock dressed casually in a t-shirt and jeans sparked the air around him. It made him more vibrant than any of the other patrons. Even… Continue reading Prompt: When he walked into the cafe….
I actually keep secrets very well. I think partly because I have a strong disinterest in spreading gossip. However, there was a time in my 20's when I could not. Being in your 20's is a dramatic time of life. Things seem so much more important than they really are. Every decision seems like it… Continue reading Prompt: What secret could you not keep
10 Things to stop doing to yourself as a writer had some interesting points to consider. I think I do more than these to be honest. Writers... we love to beat ourselves up about our writing. "Stop being afraid. Aspiring writers are experts at being afraid. Are you afraid of failure or success? You’ll never… Continue reading What do you to that gets in the way of your writing?
50 Shades of Grey is the sort of book I wonder how it made it into a Book. You read it and the writing is that poor you just wonder who the hell though this should be a Book. And yet, there you go. Now I know many people have other faults to find with it and there are other faults. A lot of them. I just could not get past the writing itself. It flat out ruins a novel to be honest. Although that one did it all on its own without considering the writing. So don’t count me as a fan. I have to say if there is any sort of hype about a book, then the book sucks. Or certainly that has been the case with the three major hyped up novels I read. I will stick with what I like I think.
Fifty Shades of Grey is breaking box-office records faster than it’s breaking taboos. The much anticipated movie version of E.L. James’ hit novel has raked in $81.67 million since it opened Friday, and Universal projects the movie will make over $90 million over the four-day weekend, Deadline reports.
That makes Fifty Shades of Grey the record holder for best Presidents’ Day opening weekend of all time.
Kingsman: The Secret Service didn’t do badly either, with $35.6 over three days (handily beating 20th Century Fox’s estimate of $20 million). That’s probably thanks to all the guys who didn’t want to go see 50 Shades ofGrey.
Surface There you see, the smiling me A facade I created, A game I concocted, Just for you. All for you. Beneath the surface, Behind that face, Is a silent scream, And shattered dreams. Just for me. All for me.
“I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.” -William Lyon Phelps
I have myself a new writing assignment. A written interview with a company I would really like to work for. They gave me a great topic to write and I am excited about it already. With some ideas whiling about. In fact, I have the intro down already with a spice of humor in it.… Continue reading Written Interview nerves
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” -Neil Gaiman
With WordPerfect you can write in Canadian English without issue. So I am. Because I am Canadian. This is the first time I am doing so because other programs were so frustrating in how they were set up. One would keep changing back to US English. One would not spellcheck in Canadian English. Fine, I… Continue reading Flavour or flavor?