Thursday Thoughts: Originality

Last week I wrote about starting a new writing project only to discover a book that had a similar theme. Since then, I have come across two more. And I wasn’t even looking for them. So. Now what? Keep writing? Drop it? Come up with a truly original idea? Now, wouldn’t that be something?

Weekend Wrap-up: Week One

Week one of 2023 is in the books. I blogged everyday, wrote three poems, and am close to having the final draft of book three of my sci-fi trilogy ready for me to get sick of as I read it for the umpteenth time. How ’bout you? -Leon From my blog: Free Book Friday JanContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up: Week One”

Year End Wrap-up: Lines by Leon – Wrapped

Ever wonder which one of my blog posts has been read the most?Nope.I’m going to tell you anyway.I thought you might. Top Posts for 2022 Let’s start with one of my favorites (and apparently your least favorite of your favorites) which was my Weird Wednesday post on spam: What is weirder is that I didContinue reading “Year End Wrap-up: Lines by Leon – Wrapped”

Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)

Either football players are either very, very good … actors? Or, Football players are very, very …fragile? Here’s a [clears throat] true story [rolls eyes]. I was at the store the other day when another customer passed me in the aisle, their long coat brushing against my leg. I immediately dropped to the floor clutchingContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)”

Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?

What’s a week (or month) without a head-scratching, eye-rolling, why-did-you-make-it-like-that-it-makes-no-sense opinion piece. Categories. When you publish on Amazon, you get to choose two categories for your book to be hidden in (Sarcastic? Yes.) for readers to find. Some are short and simple: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy Although, is itContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?”

Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies

As an indie author, we are afforded the flexibility to market however we want. As a writer/blogger, I feel it is my duty to entertain readers as much as possible. I also get annoyed when I purchase something and then it goes on sale. If you buy from a store, usually they will refund theContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies”

Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews

There could be many reasons for this reader to have stopped reading my book, and if they are reading this, thanks for giving me something to write about today, and I sincerely hope that you were interrupted just as you were ready to dive in to my first sci-fi novella. I was told that aboutContinue reading “Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews”

Weekend Wrap-up July 23: New review

Last week I received a 2-star review: This week a 4-star: ‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens – Review Leon Stevens combines a unique mix of adventure, exploration and sci-fi in this intriguing novella that see’s a pair of hikers find their way into another world. At the heart of the story is aContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up July 23: New review”