So I admit that by doing this I am revealing that my novella will be a trilogy. If you read The View from Here, you will be aware that as fun and exciting the ending was, it could stand alone or continue. So much has been written about the importance of covers, and how you … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: Under the Covers
If you are an author, then you probably have a mailing list. If you have a mailing list, then you probably send out newsletters. If you send newsletters, then you probably struggle at times about how often to want to bother your readership. If you probably struggle at times about how often to want to … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? Newsletters that is.
Remember these? Yesterday's Open Book Blog Hop reminded me of a post that I wrote. After scouring my blog, without success, I came to the conclusion that I hadn't posted it. So, here it is: Bad Opening Lines I’ve always heard that the worst opening line for a book was: “It was a dark and … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: Bad Opening Lines
"Don't buy my food there. It tastes funny." -No, it doesn't. You're just fussy. If you saw my post on Sunday, you know that I'm disappointed with dollar stores. You used to be able to go in, pick up eight items, and pay—wait for it . . . $8—unless you live in a region that … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Dollar Stores
"Why am I here, and where is my tidbit?" Whew. I just finished tidying my desk and working area. My first thought was, "Hey, that's pretty nice faux wood finish (Not really. It's a pretty crappy old desk, but it keeps stuff off the floor). My second thought was, "I have to clean off those … Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge
"What? It was a dark and stormy night." I didn't major in creative writing. I will, at certain times, misuse commas, only because there are too many rules, and as much as I try, it is challenging to remember them all. I try not to make my writing difficult to understand. Using more common words … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells?