Category Archives: Writing

How an independent bookstore took on anti-feminist trolls and won | Books | The Guardian

https://amp.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/27/how-an-independent-bookstore-took-on-anti-feminist-trolls-and-won Great article to read first thing in the morning.  Solidarity in the feminist trenches with wit and humor.   It this statement by the author under attack which rang especially true for me: Speaking of the difficulties feminists face when … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Strong Female Characters

Over at Tor.com, Ilana Meyer offers up some great insights into writing characters of the female variety.  Here’s some excerpts that resonated with me: They should kick ass but have other talents; they shouldn’t necessarily kick ass because that’s been … Continue reading

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Grist for the Mill: What America’s Next Top Model Can Teach You About Publishing – http://www.kameronhurley.com/grist-for-the-mill-what-americas-next-top-model-can-teach-you-about-your-publishing-career/ Words of wisdom for young and old, models, actors and writers. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. … Continue reading

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“The Unrecognized Trajectory of Slow Burn Success” by Janny Wurts — A Dribble of Ink

Browsing an unknown book on the internet requires the foresight that it is there! More, public opinion shoves the book’s data right into your face: ratings, reviews, numbers – crowd opinion leads the barrage. — Janny Wurts, “The Unrecognized Trajectory … Continue reading

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PW Select February 2014: What Every Indie Author Needs to Know About E-Books

http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/61058-pw-select-february-2014-what-every-indie-author-needs-to-know-about-e-books.html#path/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/61058-pw-select-february-2014-what-every-indie-author-needs-to-know-about-e-books.html In all of this, remember these efforts are investments in a long-term career. Social media and marketing work are as much about selling your new book as boosting sales for your back catalog—and building connections to help your next … Continue reading

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Article: Drudgery?

Drudgery? http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2014/02/04/drudgery/ Some words of wisdom to mull over today from author Modesitt. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Tour the typography of the future, starting with ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ | The Verge

http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/2/3/5373666/tour-the-typography-of-the-future-starting-with-2001-a-space-odyssey I used to waste so much time on fonts,  back when I printed things on paper. These days, not so much. But still an interesting observation. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. … Continue reading

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