on January 5th, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Self-publishing perspectives 2015
As we begin 2015, I thought it would be good to provide encouragement and some warnings to writers.
First the encouragement. Some prophets of doom are predicting that the self-publishing boom is over for indie authors and that it’s going to become more dog-eat-dog than before. The following article argues compellingly against those naysayers.
on December 30th, 2014 at 9:19 PM
About a year ago, I saw an article by Rebecca Dickson with this inspiring title:
Read it first then come back here for my take on it.
Done? Now that you’re thoroughly depressed and ready to give up on writing, let me voice my opinion on some of her points. I’m not saying that I disagree with only the points I mention, nor that I completely agree with everything else, although I can’t argue with most of her points.
on December 8th, 2014 at 9:03 PM
I know, I know. I’m doing dialog posts with astonishing slowness even for me, but I’ll get to the end of them one of these weeks… or months… or years.
This particular post in the series began with a recent blog post from Anne R. Allen (a great blog, by the way):
Specifically, it began with Anne Allen’s bogus point #3: “‘”Said’ is boring. Use more energetic tags like ‘exclaimed’, ‘growled’, and ‘ejaculated.'”
To which Anne replied: