I've continued my practice of putting one foot in front of the other, out in nature, since I returned from backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Every Thursday, I hike with a local group I found through MeetUp. But hiking is not the only thing I've been working on this summer.
Serialized fiction: opportunity or fad?
A particular form of story popular in the Victorian era became known as the “penny dreadful,” which tells you pretty much everything you need to know about it. Often these stories, detailing lurid crimes or scandalous activities, were cheaply printed so as to be available for a penny to a mass audience. They weren’t intended... Continue Reading →
Stand up and be recognized
Recognition Awards for independent and self-published books are tricky business. The Internet is awash with shady characters more interested in taking your money than giving you recognition. I know; I have fallen for a few scams. In fact, I think I can say that in most cases, the more you’re asked to pay, the shadier... Continue Reading →
What do you love to read? (plus a free book today)
Tell me about your favorite books As I mentioned in my last post, I've spent a lot of time on marketing activities recently. Which means I've watched a ton of book marketing Webinars, signed up for a gazillion email lists, and experimented madly. (If you're interested in some of the resources I've discovered, see below.)... Continue Reading →
Are you burger or filet? The dilemma of genre
I've had quite a few stories published in online and print literary journals in the last five years. And quite a few not published. I recently received a rejection from a publication that provides brief feedback in return for a small contribution when you submit. As I read the comments, it became apparent that the... Continue Reading →