Stifle your brain and the white page will drive you mad. Let your imagination run wild. Sometimes it will be scary, sometimes insightful, and usually, just plain far-fetched. The best thing about letting your imagination run rampant is the fodder it provides for articles, short stories, and novels. One small comment, sometimes one insignificant word, … [Read more…]
My last post focused on networking, basically how inept I am at that task. However, I felt I had learned good tips and was prepared to tackle the task once again at the AWP Book Fair. I was confident. I had my website up. I had my professional email. I had brand spanking new business … [Read more…]
In case you haven’t heard, the AWP (which is held in Seattle this year) is opening the Bookfair on Saturday to the general public, for free. If I were adept at adding music and video, there would be song and dance inserted here. Since I’m not adept, just pretend, and be thankful I cannot record … [Read more…]
After a trip to my favorite big box store where I stared down a cashier whose tortuously stuffed and pushed-up cleavage was about to pop her name tag off and whose glare was less than welcoming, I felt it necessary to do a list of basic customer service tips.
Every writer asks this question at some point or another. Should I fly by the seat of my pants or should I create a map so I know how to get where I’m going? We all take to the internet or email other writers we know. Or we attend writer’s conferences/workshops or book signings in … [Read more…]
Website building is not something I saw myself doing…ever. And, yet, here I am. Learning as I go. Some may say I have control issues. Others may say I’m smart (those are the people who have paid to have their sites built and been dealt an unlucky hand when their developer holds their site hostage).