I’m new to the internet game, at least insofar as it comes to writing. Several months ago, I read that an author needs to build a platform if he wants to be taken seriously – so I set about doing just that. It’s been a great ride, and I’ve met some wonderful people along the way, but there are some things about this game that concern me. Participating in blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, NaNoWriMo, or any of the gamut of writing outlets, despite the benefits, comes with some serious risks. Here are four of them: (more…)
Archive for June, 2010
The last week has been a busy one. I’m officially hands off editing The Dead Don’t Cry, with the exception of edits suggested by my beta readers, Suzanne from her excellent new blog, Two Words One Pen, and my old man, Papa Lopez (who is exceptionally talented at finding grammatical errors). TDDC excerpts will be discontinued, however, Part I in its entirety is available here. Due to the workload, I will be foregoing today’s usual post, with a regular week (Monday/Friday posts) next week, as well as something special planned for Wednesdays, should it pan out. Until then, Happy Blogging everyone!
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I remember when I first got an Ipod. I was a couple of years late in the game, which meant I had benefited from a slicker, fancier model than the first generation mp3 players. I enjoyed the device – it was trendy, practical, and well, cool – for all of about two weeks. The sad truth is that I’m woefully lacking when it comes to musical savviness, my familiarity being limited to The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phillip Glass, with a nostalgic affinity for 90’s alternative rock. That’s it. Hardly enough to capitalize on a device designed to hold, manage, and ultimately glorify a love for music. Well, readers, guess what? Our Ipod has come, and no, it isn’t the Ipad. (more…)