There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear. Now, I can't say to someone, "You'll like this song" (or book for that matter) because I can't presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer … Continue reading Music Monday: Songs you might want to hear Sarah Harmer – Beautiful voice / Beautiful songs
Last summer, we had two months without rain. The winter was one of the coldest and snowiest. This spring? Snow, snow, snow, then, rain, rain, rain. And the wind? Crazy windy. If there is any evidence of climate change, I think this is it. What more can I say? Well, I did see a news … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up May 14: That’s some crazy weather.
The story behind Free Book Friday: I've met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can't do it alone, and why would you when you have … Continue reading Free Book Friday May 13: In Conversation with B.G. Howard
In Canada, as with most of the world, we follow the metric system (hear that, USA?). Yet, in the produce department, the price/weight is displayed in pounds with kilograms relegated to smaller print in the lower left corner. I suppose that this is done because the price is looks less. 80 cents/lb. looks better than … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Prices / Cartoons
"I just wanted the free book." Followers, subscribers and likes, oh my! If you are an author, then you probably have a newsletter. If you are a reader, you have probably subscribed to one or more. Newsletters are essentially about creating and maintaining a readership for your books. And by readership I mean people who … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: Author Newsletters (Part V)
Author Name: Leon Stevens
Genre: Poetry and Science Fiction
Books: Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, A Wonder of Words, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, The View from Here, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar
Bio: I am a Canadian multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and artist with a Bachelor of Music and Education.
What got you started as a writer? I became a writer out of necessity. Along with songwriting, poetry was therapeutic and allowed me to accept and make sense of events and situations in my life.I decided that what I wrote could help and entertain others, so I decided to publish my first book of poetry.
What is your writing routine? I don’t have a set routine. However, most of my blog posts are written in the morning, so often…
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There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear. Now, I can't say to someone, "You'll like this song" (or book for that matter) because I can't presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer … Continue reading Music Monday: Songs you might want to hear – ‘and the’ bands played on.
What to say on a Saturday Morning . . . Gas prices?Food prices?The War in Ukraine?Supreme court rulings?Climate changes?Covid (No it's not gone away yet)? "Yeah, yeah, yeah." Maybe I'll just have a cup of coffee before those prices go up. Wait. What? Sometime I just feel like doing this: Just wake me up when … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up May 7: Shoulda stayed in bed.
Sarah Xanxa Wallace (AKA Xanxa Symanah and Xanxa Raggatt) has always been involved in creative writing. In fact, before she learned to read and write, she would make up stories, telling them to anyone who would listen, or simply reciting them to herself when she lacked an audience. Today I have the pleasure of sitting … Continue reading Free Book Friday May 6: In Conversation With Xanxa Symanah
I use the website StoryOrigin to connect with other authors to promote books with each other's readerships, distributing my free books to newsletter subscribers, managing review copies, and recently, to allow access to my new book thought the beta copy feature. If you are an author and have never used a beta reader, you are … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Beta Readers