I recently came across a recent study that said most people lose interest when reading online articles after about twenty-five to thirty words. With the prevalence of many online platforms offering shorter -Leon NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 15 845 words**, 24 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), two … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Attention Span
October. You know what that means. You missed all the Halloween stuff at the store and all the Christmas accoutrements have been placed on the shelves. Wait. What?! I know. You also missed the Thanksgiving decorations. Thankfully you have kept the centerpiece from last year...and the year before that. It also means that Inktober has … Continue reading Free Book Friday: Oct 1
This will be my third author conversation that I have done. I have enjoyed getting to know some of the authors that I have been participating in promotions with, and I hope you have enjoyed reading them (because I have a few more in the works). Today I meet with poet C. Streetlights. Today I … Continue reading Free Book Friday: In Conversation With Author C. Streetlights
Writing news: I started to put together my next poetry collection. Some of the poems have never been seen before (oh, the suspense), others are scattered throughout my blog (so now you will not have to search for them), and I am including my 30 Poems/30 Days as a bonus. Have I learned anything from … Continue reading Free Book Friday: On Friday this week!*
I've come across a few blogs that have a self-promotion post. I'll share them with you if you want to visit and support authors or join in on the shameless self promotion. Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday - Go Dog Go Cafe September Self-Promotion Party! - Charles French
Thanks to the late Fred Willard for the title of the post today. So, What did happen? Well, it was my first attempt at scheduling a post since I was going to be away on Friday. Long story short, it didn't work. But left to it's own volition, it would have posted today at 6:30 … Continue reading Free Book Friday/Weekend Wrap-up: Whaaaahappen!?
(This interview was originally posted on September 3, 2021) Before I post this week's book promos, here is a short conversation with an author/poet who* I met through BookFunnel. Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with author and baker extraordinaire Nicole Pierman. Thanks for stopping by. Thank you so much for having me, … Continue reading In Conversation With Nicole Pierman
What did I do? It's another week with no new promos. Boo, me. I’ll give you a writing update instead. In November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month. I’m not a novel writer. I like the quirkiness of short stories, the challenge of creating an interesting plot and conclusion in a limited number of … Continue reading Free Book Friday: Oops, I did it again!
What is your experience with free books from authors? Many of the offerings from the promotional campaigns that I are involved with through BookFunnel and StoryOrigin are "reader magnets", short sample books of an author's work. Sometimes they are like the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon book pages (the first 10% of a book), often … Continue reading Free Book Friday: Author’s Newsletters- Worth the free book?
Are you superstitious? Did anything bad ever happen to you on Friday the thirteenth? I'm not superstitious, but I won't walk under a ladder - that's just dangerous. Here are a few common ones: The Number 13: With the exception of the horror movie(s), nothing bad happens in Friday the 13th, does it? Some hotels … Continue reading Bad Luck Free Book Friday the 13th?