Writer Brain vs Non-Writer Brain

If you’ve ever wondered: Three senarios comparing Writer Brain (WB) to Non-Writer Brain (NWB) while out for a walk in Eliza Howell park in the early morning hours. SENARIO 1: SCENE: White van with blacked-out windows enters the park. NWB: May or may not notice white van with blacked-out windows. Continues on walk. WB: Watches… Continue reading Writer Brain vs Non-Writer Brain

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The Promo Pokey

Check the Google + Your Facebook friends Goodreads, must read You write them all a post You’re doin’ the Promo Pokey At the Library Thing That’s what it’s all about. Now you Twitter Twitter Twitter till Your keyboard smokes On to Shelfari Then you write a Red Room post You’re doin’ the Promo Pokey At… Continue reading The Promo Pokey

Interview in an Athen’s Newspaper

There are a number of newspapers in Athens, Greece. Only one is printed in English. My publisher, Rebel ePublishers, and I have been trying to contact any of them, without success, since the release of Stealing the Marbles in September of last year. Early in May, from extreme left field, I received a website contact… Continue reading Interview in an Athen’s Newspaper

Humpday Dessert – 03/02/2011

I haven’t posted anything in nearly two weeks because I’ve been in the throes of giving up a 50 year habit. My brain is melting, the critters have all moved away from me on the Group W bench, the Dudes+1 have been out for so many walks they actually hide when I reach for the… Continue reading Humpday Dessert – 03/02/2011

e vs Tree

Sales of eBooks continue to increase, causing tremors in the traditional publishing industry. The future of publishing is in question; not so much if there is will be a future, but rather what it will look like and how many of the Big 6 will survive the changes coming on. Small publishers are cropping up… Continue reading e vs Tree

The Parthenon – Part 1

As Gerasimos abrasively points out in the first chapter of Stealing The Marbles, construction, under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias and the architects, Iktinos and Kallikrates, began on the present day Parthenon in 447 BC and was essentially completed by 432 BC, though work on the decorations continued until at least 431 BC. A… Continue reading The Parthenon – Part 1

It’s The End Of The Publishing Industry As We Know It

This post was originally featured on Gerald Brandt’s blog on 01/07/2011. Thanks, Gerald, for letting me share it with your readers. There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the death of the publishing industry. There are those who applaud its supposed imminent demise, those who decry it, and those who deny it’s happening at… Continue reading It’s The End Of The Publishing Industry As We Know It

The Silly Season

It’s nearly three in the morning and I have no idea why I’m awake, other than the fact that I can’t sleep. Duh? It’s officially 22F degrees here in the land of flowers, 13F if you believe the thermometer outside my door. Not a lot of difference there as far as I’m concerned: cold is… Continue reading The Silly Season

Sunday Brunch – 11/21/2010

It’s been a hectic week between trying to crawl my exhausted self to the finish line of Meter Maids Eat Their Young and jumping back onto the promo wagon for Stealing The Marbles. Jayne, my editor over at Rebel, who has had to doff a PR hat to go with her Editors hat, got me… Continue reading Sunday Brunch – 11/21/2010

Sunday Brunch – 11/14/2010

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Sunday Brunch post, not since this blog was titled Only On Sunday. Looking back over this whole blog experience, and life in general, it’s weird how things have evolved over time. Resurrecting Sunday Brunch is, I’ll admit, a bit of a cop-out. I’m nearing the finish line on… Continue reading Sunday Brunch – 11/14/2010

Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 2

Summing up Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 1: stand-alone book site – Bad, stand-alone author site – Good, and, publishing a book means rarely having enough time to work on the next one. They say (not sure who ‘they’ are) that to make money, you’ve got to spend money. Provided, of course,… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 2