Ever wonder why the keyboard is the way it is?* So, I confirmed a date with my editor—Well, well . . .Not that kind of date. A date to send her my manuscript for The Second View. Oh. Which means: I have to make any additions to it soon.You will have a chance to read it first … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Cartoons / Writing Update
There are some songs that when you hear them you either turn them off (if you are able to) or try to tune them out. Then there are songs that you have no idea why you are compelled to listen to them every time. 'Nuff said. Here is Wet Leg with Chaise Longue, You'll either … Continue reading Music Monday: That song you don’t know why you like.
#1. You wrote your book Writing takes work. No matter how much you love the process, writing takes time, effort, and dedication. Watching that story bloom from a scatter of random concepts into a full length book ready to be sold on Amazon is simply amazing. It’s like magic, really. Artists sell their pictures. Small […]7 … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Market Your Book Guilt-Free — Sara Flower Kjeldsen Writes
The task I enjoy the least (I actually don't enjoy it at all, to tell the truth), is marketing. Every time I post an ad for one of my books, either on my blog, newsletter, or social media, I feel like I'm annoying readers/subscribers/followers and I run the risk of losing them. Readers do subscribe … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up June 25: Marketing. Blah.
Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer and (occasional) poet and musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia. In Conversation With: Dane Cobain Today I have … Continue reading Free Book Friday June 24: In Conversation with Dane Cobain
I wrote the final chapter of book two of my trilogy yesterday. Oh, there is still a lot of revising to do, but with the help of my beta readers, that is coming along well, chapter by chapter. I want to thank my beta readers who not only get an advance look at the book, … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Book two finished. Kinda.
Yesterday was the longest day, unless you are in the Southern Hemisphere. Now, the days will get shorter, unless you are in the Southern Hemisphere. I feel like I missed out on enjoying the daylight, but I was out there, I really was. Another blogger posted some photos of a very recognizable stone circle: https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2022/06/19/terri-webster-schrandts-sunday-stills-photography-challenge-3/ … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Cartoons / It’s all downhill from here.
"That's why I don't drive. Plus I can't reach the pedals." Event #1: Truck will not start.Event #2: Lifting the hood reveals interior hood insulation shredded by squirrels.Event #3: Called for a tow ($120).Event #4: Mechanic informs me that the fuel pump needs to be replaced and repair time is two days.Event #5: Cancelled jobs … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: A sequence of unfortunate events.
Sometimes a song slips away from you, and you forget about its existence. Then, like a thunder clap reverberating thought your body, something reminds you of the memory and you think, "Why haven't I thought of this for so long? I'll let the music sing for itself. From back in 2005, at the Juno Awards … Continue reading Music Monday: k.d lang
Of the many memories I have with my dad, this one is one of my favorites. I included it as the introduction to my first science fiction book, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Originally posted: November 2019 When I was growing up, my father would read or make … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day