Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors This article refers to the Pareto Principle: (Wikipedia): “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the” whole is 20% of the profit/problem/solution/etc. The […]
You see a lot of advice around about mistakes you must avoid, rules for writing not to break or rules to follow. My personal favorite is Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing because it is not so much a list of commandments as a declaration of independence. I read 10 Rules of Writing in the […]
Today is Sunday, my quietest day of the week. This morning, I listened to KCSM 91.1 on my TV, DR’s favorite radio station at the moment. Jazz is an acquired taste in my book but for DR – a musician through and through – it’s life’s blood. For Sonny Simmons, music is his life’s mission […]
The natural world has a way of dealing with trash. Gardeners call it composting. Green warriors call it recycling. Publishers call it pulping. Writers call it so many different things, I can only list the a few of those I’ve heard recently: material, research, edited cuts, bits. What’s your way of dealing with the parts […]
Polishing, rewriting, revisions – the payback for hard work
The completion of a fourth novel demands a soul-searching exercise when you have yet to publish one.