It's about Goodreads and Titles. Once bitten by the bug that makes things disappear into the ether, I've become a bit paranoid -- and no, it's not about a mosquito or other bitey. Slightly different, but still makes me feel sick. It's a regular habit -- I go looking for my books, and the books … Continue reading Arrrrghh! Where did it go?
Short versions of deep stories, with no price attached -- shall I tell you about them? An aside: The Goodreads page is difficult to find. It's a lesson to storytellers -- make the title as close to unique as possible so readers can find it when they hear about it! Thanks, Li, for bringing this … Continue reading Purpose
A new story is beginning, an older one is brewing, but while the pot for the thriller is bubbling away on the back of the stove, would you like to meet Klio? She's the main character in the shorter, darker story. Her name is historical, from ages long gone, from futures as yet undreamed of; … Continue reading A Little Chat with Klio
The question is part of a Newsletter sent out by a poet whose words I read regularly. Who reads poetry? Why? How do they find it? What is it about the poetry that appeals? Poetry is a field of words I don't work in much. I read it. Some of it is inspired. I like … Continue reading Who Reads Poetry?
Herja, Devastation came onto the scene last week, made her debut. This week, she's sitting pretty. #1 New Release in its main category on Amazon. Three other categories show her in the top 100. She's spectacular, stunning, a bright, shiny light, new and different. Nouveau Noir in poetry and prose. Have you seen her yet? … Continue reading A Stunning Feat
Ever heard of Herja? You know, the Valkyrie sister! How about Frank Prem? He's the poet who's had his books listed as No. 1 on the Amazon sites a few times. Yes, a few times! And he's about to put out a new one later this month, too. Did I mention that Frank and I … Continue reading Nouveau Noir
Or a Weekly Wee Or a Monthly monster? Not at all what you think, of course, but how would I know what you think? My psychic abilities were abandoned to the blue garden fairy when she got lost. Like most of those folk, she didn't think I wanted it back ... What am I talking … Continue reading A Daily Dribble
The storm came that night, that's how I remember it. Lightning and thunder scare the grumpkins outta the dog, and she patters around, panting and whining and fretting. I gotta get up, do stuff, turn the kettle on, make noise. Otherwise, she freaks out all night and nobody sleeps. the storm comes The storm? Oh, … Continue reading The Old Bones
Does this post contain spoilers? I'm not sure, but if you don't want to read about Game of Thrones or the ending or what it's all about, don't read. Warning complete. I'm going to name the underlying arc everyone seems to have missed: The Double-Edged Sword of Family Politics There, that's what it's all about. … Continue reading GoT – My View of it All
We (that is, storytellers) want our books to be read, but in order to do that we also need to entice the reader. There are various weapons ... ummm, tools we use to try to find a way to open the curiosity, and this is one. A Blurb, or a storyline (although that's mainly for … Continue reading How Does it Feel?