When we had a Costco membership, my husband loved to shop there on the days they gave out free samples in the grocery aisles. Sometimes he took samples of things he doubted he would like because "Hey, it's free." Well, today I don’t have any food, but I do have a free sample of The… Continue reading A taste of Brevity
There’s absurd, and then there’s ABSURD!
I saw this photo on Facebook today and the absurdity of a pig in tiny red boots gave me a much needed laugh. I feel a bit like this right now. Absurd. (I’m ignoring the plump pig part.) The boots won’t help me now though. I’m at least waist deep in self-publishing. Some days, I’m… Continue reading There’s absurd, and then there’s ABSURD!
Live together, die alone!
If you were a LOST fan, you recognize the title of today’s post as the motto for survival on that mysterious island. As a writer, it often seems I exist on an island too. Looking back on this past year of blogging, I saw that I had written three posts about the need for writers… Continue reading Live together, die alone!
The name question—should I pseudo or not?
I’ve touched on this topic before, but it’s been weighing on my mind lately. Then, on Tuesday morning I read this post on literary agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog—certainly not the only blogger to bring it up recently—and I decided to tell you what I’ve been thinking. The topic is using a pseudonym, penname, nom de… Continue reading The name question—should I pseudo or not?
What’s your name?
I’ve been reading about author “branding” lately. No, it doesn’t involve a hot iron and burning flesh. The idea is to promote your name as a writer, to make your name a brand name. Quick! Name a horror writer. Thriller? Mystery? Literary? YA fantasy? Wouldn’t you like to be the author whose name comes to… Continue reading What’s your name?