Tuesday Tidbits (Feb 15): Under the Covers

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 youContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits (Feb 15): Under the Covers”

Tuesday Tidbits: What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? Newsletters that is.

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 toContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? Newsletters that is.”

Tuesday Tidbits: Bad Opening Lines

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 stormy night.”Continue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: Bad Opening Lines”

Tuesday Tirade: Dollar Stores

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 taxes their residents when they buy gum. OK. I get it. Dollar stores haveContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Dollar Stores”

Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge

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 coffee rings.” My third thought was, “That’s a veryContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge”

Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells?

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 rather than obscure, recondite, or esoteric ones, enablesContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells?”