Tag Archives: Publishing

Author Newsletters: An Experiment

Also known as: Social Media Under the Influence Last night about, oh…. shy of midnight, I decided, in a moment of cold-pill-induced lunacy, to finally make an attempt at creating my own email newsletter. I’m thinking of calling it “Three … Continue reading

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The Trouble with YouTube’s Algorithms

Otherwise known as, a human would know better. Or, artificial intelligence is not that intelligent. In which I step up my plans to begin embedding (relevant) videos within my website in an effort to fight against the numbers game…. To … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Amazon Associates

And probably the trouble with most affiliate systems. Disclaimer: Amazon links include Amazon associate codes. (Oh, the irony. 😉 ) Amazon Affiliates/Associates, like most (legitimate) affiliate programs, is one that can make a content creator a decent amount of money … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Kindle Scout

Okay, maybe this is just me, but I’ve had some… issues, lately, with selecting books to nominate on Kindle Scout. No, this is not a troubleshooting question; it’s actually a “do I really want to nominate this book” question. See, … Continue reading

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My Authors, Male and Female

I’m a member of one of the NaNoWriMo groups on FaceBook, and the question of how many male and female writers we read seems to appear a lot lately on those pages. Granted, the real questions were about how many … Continue reading

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My Artistic Flaws to Overcome

Otherwise known as, my personal failings as an artist. 😉 Not exactly a “New Year’s Resolution” list–I’m nearly a month late on posting that–but it could serve the same purpose. Anyway, the things I’m trying to overcome as an artist: … Continue reading

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Writing in Drafts

Or: The Many Stages of Writing and Editing Anyone who writes, whether you’re writing a poem, a short story, a novel, a thesis, a musical composition, or anything else, writes in multiple stages or drafts. I don’t care who you … Continue reading

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Writing “exercise”

What do I want that would help me in my writing? Well, there’s always the obvious. More books for research. A newer laptop (and smaller; an 11- or 12-inch would suffice). A second modem or a mobile hotspot. My parents … Continue reading

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Widgets for Writing Progress?

I have a dilemma. I would like some kind of widget to display my writing progress, but it must meet certain criteria. It must not depend on word count. I don’t want to set a numerical goal, and just show … Continue reading

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Artists/authors: Give a feature, get a feature

A lot of people on deviantArt are using their journals to spread art around. It starts when one deviant advertises the willingness to feature other people’s art. Then people begin commenting on that journal, and the first x number of … Continue reading

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