Not the scratchy kind. This Itchy is a bloke in a story. The one I submitted for Outback Horrors by Things in the Well. The email came, and I ignored it for a few minutes, responded to some other stuff, kept glancing at it. Clicked on the tab to open it, read it -- The … Continue reading Itchy
Today is 26 Feb (in Australia). Tomorrow the anthology comes out. Still available for pre-order until then, but it can be in your reader ... And there's a special offer I'll make, just for you: If you can find the one error in my story, I'll send you a free eBook. You can choose which … Continue reading Ahem, Hope …
When I saw this, it brought to mind the little error in the last book ... a malapropism. What is a gator, and how can you slip it over your boots? By skinning it and using it as a gaiter! Did I change it in the story? Not yet. I could fix it in the … Continue reading The Right Word
Looks like I beat the close day by a claw … will let you know how it goes, but I can’t wait to see what comes of the anthology!
How likely is it that all the Kings come out of the Tarot deck in the one reading? If I were to say I'd never seen it before, it's because there might be a few reasons. One: I don't do card readings very often (and usually for a character in a story, who might be … Continue reading A Day of Kings
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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