It's New Year's Eve. It is. Here - that's Australia, down-under, southern side of the date-line. Summer. Hot. What does a person do on NYE? Okay, apart from panic about the passage of time, drink a bit too much, eat the things they'll suffer for on the morn - yes, apart from all that stuff? … Continue reading It’s a Wrap-[Up]
The words get put together in a pattern, and within that pattern is a call to respond. They do it, they sing, they whisper, they scream and curdle. Words are magic, they spell the reader, the speaker, the writer. The temptation they speak of will twist the recipient to the will of the words, embroil … Continue reading The Words Did it, You Can’t Blame Me!
What a wonderful idea! What a thoughtful gift!
Every now and then, I find a few minutes to create a graphic or two. After I finished with my Christmas sale images, I figured why not do a generic review reminder? One that hopefully won’t be a problem with Amazon, since it doesn’t mention anyone’s books specifically and doesn’t suggest giving a book in exchange for a review. I think this one should be fine. If you have a use for it, please feel to save it. I plan to use it on Twitter, etc, since I want to encourage readers to leave more reviews, period, for any author they like. Maybe this will help. Enjoy!
I think this needs to be said again … in fact, I might put it on an annual calendar as a reminder …
You have to speak. No one can hear you if you don’t or won’t say the words, do the thing, make your presence felt.
I follow a lot of blogs because I find what they have to say is interesting. And, being a compulsive creature of a clean nature (that’s bs, by the way), I check up on them even if I don’t see a post for a while.
Gone. Disappeared into the ether. More silent than night.
Why? Was it so hard to say your piece?
After a few moments (and doing other things, when it frees the mind to do such fossicking), I discovered a pattern.
People let it all out. Once. Sometimes twice. And that’s all there is, all she wrote, all that’s necessary.
One post the other day talked about where the bullying mind-set came from, why people do it (can’t find it now…
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See – I told you it was good! And he’s got lots more! There are two reviews on the .com site plus one on the .com.au site!
My thanks to Ms Jade Li for this wonderful review of my Small Town Kid memoir. Ms Jade Li’s review is such a thrill for me, that I reproduce it in full, below.
December 14, 2018
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There is a question doing the rounds (#FPQ thanks, Fandango - I couldn't resist this one): “Is there a ‘blogging-you’ who is different from the real-world you? If so, how are the two ‘yous’ different? How has the ‘blogging-you’ evolved since you first started blogging?” I will read it as - is there a real you? … Continue reading I Am the Real …
A thriller about a damaged ex-covert operative living in Australia? A fantasy allegory with Aussie creatures (and a few foreign dignitaries)? A wild urban fantasy with tarot cards? A young man's adventure with the enemies of the Father Holy? A new world? This is your chance - the last post for 2018 for my books, … Continue reading Ever Wanted to Read …
A story for Christmas, free …
I’m so excited, I don’t know what to do with myself. I finally got up the courage to ask Amazon to make Miira [book 1 of Innerscape] permafree to match B&N, Kobo et al,… and it’s happening!
So far, I’ve checked amazon.com and amazon.com.au, and the ebook is $0.00 on both! Sadly, amazon.co.uk hasn’t gone to permafree yet, but I’m sure it’s on the way. This has literally just happened, or at least I’ve only just noticed. If anyone sees Miira going permafree somewhere else, please let me know.
It’s odd, this feels like an early Christmas present. At least now I have the hope that more people will give Innerscape a try. And to celebrate, we’re getting pizza tonight.
-thinks- I might just indulge in some Cabernet Sauvignon as well. 🙂
Or is that pain? The pain of a new creation, chained to an idea - and it's not quite working out as per the plan. The plan, man! The plan - stick to the plan. It never works that way, not now, not then, never-ever-ever. So why do a plan in the first place? This is … Continue reading In Chains