Is it that date already? Now, I'm not the romantic type, not at all, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the effect of romantic gestures undertaken all the time, every day, by those who are and who do wonderful things to show the person they love how much they feel. Poetry, however, is something … Continue reading 14 Feb
http://www.books2read.com/storiesofhope It's an eBook only (a lot of stories in there, lots of people wanting to help), and all proceeds from the anthology will be distributed to the WWF Bushfire Relief Fund and Red Cross. Now available for pre-order -- I'm ordering mine now, and I hope you have a look when it comes out, … Continue reading Stories of Hope – It's Here!
It's every writer to their own, but I want to warn every writer about the dangers of doing this one silly thing that can ruin your day. It's getting dressed. There's great danger in trying to force your arms into a sleeve while also writing a note about an important thought that just won't wait … Continue reading The Dangers of Changing
Lists on Goodreads – value for reader and writer!
Hi, SEers! Mae here today with a small promo tactic you may not be using. This one involves some help from your friends, but it’s another avenue to get your work noticed.
Have you ever searched lists on Goodreads? You’ll find them under the BROWSE drop-down on the main navigation bar (screen shot at left). The link will connect you to Listopia—Goodreads’ home for sorting books by category.
You’ll find plenty of genre lists, along with specific niche lists as well. These are the ones likely to benefit you the most.
As an example, I enjoy books featuring creatures from cryptozoology (i.e, Loch Ness, the Mothman, the Van Meter Monster, etc). Fortunately, Listopia has a Crypto Fiction list that allows me to sort through a number of books at once. As a reader, I find GR lists easier and more accurate to use than Amazon, especially when I want to search…
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The rhetoric of selling a perspective …
Every person who writes and shares their writing with others is selling a point of view, so in that sense, every blogger/author/social media poster is well-versed in rhetoric. Rhetoric isn’t new. It’s been around since before the written word, when prehistoric humans sat around fires and told stories. I wonder if hieroglyphs on cave walls contained rhetoric? Hey, isn’t that a rhetorical question?
In the electronic age, we are inundated with rhetoric. I feel like I’m drowning in it. Where are the islands to rest in this swarming sea? I would say graphical art is one place, even though much of it springs from the politics of the artist. Poetry can also be very political. Nature is respite when a subject of any creative expression. Do you think that nature art/writing/poetry can contain rhetoric? I think it is more than a rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding yes. An…
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