1-31 July 2018 And these are the books I'll have in it: Fantasy, battle Fantasy, red desert Fantasy Allegory, Australian fauna Soft sci-fi, urban fantasy, tarot cards A new book will be published in July: A new world, a dangerous place mistakenly assessed as suitable for … Continue reading It’s That Time – SmashWords Summer-Winter Sale July 1-31
There are many stories waiting for you to read them. Hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions. They are as different as each human is, and yet they carry the same shape of story as the time of dancing around a fire and singing the message. Story is how we teach, how we learn, how we … Continue reading Would you like to hear a story?
Discourse creates and shapes perception: is it Time to bring you forth again – while I keep writing?
Two events, it would seem from the post-event interviews – but no, it’s one event seen through many eyes. One side of the team saw the A story, the other team saw the B story.
Perception: it’s how the past creates and shapes what we see and feel and understand today. Discourse [how we communicate, learn, share, be] creates and shapes perception. It’s the same thing as saying: we learn from our history/community; we are what we came from, etc.
Two people from the same family, the same school, the same community. One follows the Way of the Past, one steps Away and becomes Other. Different. The Black Sheep.
That person has organised their life, their history, to an outcome that is more purposeful than the norm. A choice has been made, and once made, must be forged. It takes courage and determination to step away from what…
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I set out a routine to post two times a week - should I count reblogs? No. Twice a week. That means I have to find my desk - please don't ask! - and do a post today. Somewhere in there, under the piles of 'stuff' is a timber desk. On that timber desk is … Continue reading That’s a Desk?
The front door banged, footsteps clumped down the hallway. Evinna put her elbows on the table and her chin on her hands. The new member was loud enough to scare off monsters. He came through the common room doorway with no door, ducked under to avoid hitting his head on the lintel. A gush of … Continue reading Billy
As a writer, I do a lot of reading. Lots and lots and lots - usually about seven to ten books each week. I get these books from a variety of locations (deceased estates - sort through, read, distribute to regional libraries, etc.; libraries (and the debit pile); garage sales; e-books; my own two rooms … Continue reading A New Role, Perhaps?
I think I have something to learn from this – do you?
So much to do, so little time. (I think I have heard that said somewhere before.)
At least I have found a few moments to share another post about being an indie author.
I do not normally write a ‘list’ style post as they generally tend to be little more than ‘clickbait’.
However, on this occasion, I have made an exception to the rule and produced a sort of list post myself. But one I hope is better and far more informative than those ‘clickbait’ I mentioned above.
I hope these tips will help you create a book which will sell in (vast) volume.
“On with the post”
I hear time after time and frequently read, on social media, authors asking why no one is buying their book(s).
It could be down to many things, even the lack of serious or targeted promotion.
Novice writers often…
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I have a tag: Fibber, Fabricator and Teller-of-Tall-Tales. That, to me, is three things that give the person who reads them some indication of what they're in for. An account that may or may not be truthful, honest, or even possible. A storyteller invests a lot of things in the story. There may even be … Continue reading The Three Things