Convention Power

 Most of my author friends go to conventions to be on panels and to sell books to people they meet. Some sell books using a cash-only approach, while others use phone-based credit and debit card devices to accept payments. Getting 120v power to your booth can range from free to twenty bucks for the con […]

On Rulebreaking

HowlsMovingCastle I’m taking a college class, and I always like to use anything I write. This assignment was a short journal entry on breaking rules in literature. I believe that breaking any of the rules should only be done after one has a reasonable amount of experience with writing and to be aware what those rules […]

Amazon 1-Click Dangers

scam-alert-1024x788 I was almost taken in by a bait-and-switch type of scam normally seen on eBay. I was actually shopping on Amazon, where I normally feel much safer. Now, less so. If I had my 1-Click purchase button active, I would be quite angry the next time I checked my bank statement. I was looking for […]

Daredevil

DCC-DeMarco-TalesFleetCover-300DPI Daredevil.   I had a complete run of Daredevil up through 1988, including #1 in near mint condition. I read every issue (carefully) and I enjoyed the storyline. I should be loving the Netflix series.   I’m hating it.   The main characters are fine, and I thought Stick was well-played by Scott Glenn. It’s […]

Critters Reviewing Critters

988648_678383102177012_492253868_n Getting your work read is always a tough gig. You can promote and spam to your heart’s content … and when the first review comes in, it’s a two-star because of glaring errors in your story, lots of passive writing, and you even change point of view halfway through the tale. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

Expanding Your Amazon Reach

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg Amazon’s AuthorCentral websites allow readers to see a dedicated page focusing on a particular writer. It’s an easy way for Amazon customers, particularly those with Kindle readers, to find more about an author. The recently re-designed pages now include a sliding window featuring books registered to an author. The images are larger, allowing the viewer to […]

Writing is Easy

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg   Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead. – Gene Fowler

Great Rewriting

 There is no great writing, only great rewriting. – Justice Brandeis

To Con or Not to Con: The Write Question

hs-2004-18-a-full_jpg For years, I’ve gone to conventions all over the continental United States. Some were genre conventions such as MileHiCon, Radcon, and Archon. Others were more media-centric, such as Denver Comic Con and Salt Lake Comic Con. Toss in a World Horror and a few writing conventions such as Superstars Writing Seminars and you’re looking at […]