Posted on 07/18/2012 02:13:55 PM
Imagine a world where humans are pests and insect-like aliens rule over them. Imaginethat world is Earth.
Be frightened! Be veryfrightened! Tiny, dragon-like creatures hiding in our homes are going to harmus. They will shrink us to the size of ants, enslave us, and turn our worldinto thei..
Organizing the chapters
Posted on 07/16/2012 02:29:31 PM
So begins one of my favorite aspects ofwriting a novel; organizing the chapters. This is when I take each separatecharacter and their plotline and read it all in one string instead of beingspaced out in the book. This allows me to flush out any inconsistencies andmake sure the story stays true and a..
This is the future
Posted on 07/08/2012 01:39:48 PM
Lately, I’ve been contemplating the future of writers intoday’s high technology society. What will become of us and the books we write?Will the paperback go the way of the compact disk? Will publishing housesdisappear the way most record labels have? Will the paperback book become..
Don’t get discouraged
Posted on 07/05/2012 02:27:56 PM
I’ve been reading a lot of posts on KND and KDP about howJuly sales have started out slowly. It’s not surprising considering the Fourthof July holiday. As I said in my last post, I made the biggest mistake of allby booking a sponsorship during this week. People are out having fun andspe..
Not so good
Posted on 07/03/2012 01:01:14 PM
So once again, I’ve made a blunder (I think) in mysponsorship ads. Last Friday, DROP OUT was Kindle Nation Daily’s sponsor. http://kindlenationdaily.com/2012/06/kdd-june-29/ Accordingto their own estimates more than 150,000 readers were exposed through theirmeans. I probably exposed the..
Wanna Buy a House?
Posted on 07/03/2012 12:23:32 PM
Baby not included...
We finished the renovations on our home on Cluculz Lake and have finally listed it. Doing so felt very similar to the first time I sent a manuscript to a publisher. Fingers crossed, sweaty brow, anxiety levels off the charts. As the days pass I'm learning to stay calm. The ma..
poème de mon esprit
Posted on 06/12/2012 04:28:47 PM
Doucement la nuit s'éclaircit,
Une à une les étoiles meurent,
Suivent les premières rumeurs,
Et l'ombre qui rêve s'enfuit.
Sur l'ode qui vague, qui vit,
Naissent, naviguent les couleurs,
Doux reflet du ciel enjôleur,
Les flots s'y mêlent à l'infini.
L'horizon s'étend, l'astre embrasse,
A Sestina: The Jonez
Posted on 06/12/2012 12:12:54 PM
She's sick. Her nose starts to run
and bleed. Crackling leaves
fall out of the trees and spread
a carpet of scratchy brown
over her world. She hugs and rocks
herself; staring down at a street
that mocks her. A battered street
sign wobbles, ignored. Cars run
through it and punkls throw rocks
Favourite Childhood Book
Posted on 05/29/2012 01:16:12 PM
The books we read when we’re small can help form who we grow up to be. Depending on our choice of reading, we can either become inspired or traumatised. Before I even learnt to read I remember bedtime stories being read to me, or when there wasn’t time for that, an audio book was played ..
The Interrobang Revisted
Posted on 05/29/2012 08:39:14 AM
Punctuation has always intrigued me. I ponder over such mysteries as who invented the apostrophe and why it is shaped the way it is. The origin of the ampersand, the em dash and the ellipsis —and who deemed them necessary—have me captivated.
As I researched the phenomena of obscure punc..
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