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Archive for May 2011

Indie Bookstores

May 24, 2011

Empty Venues South Carolina is filled with many empty malls and superstores. The retail around the state capitol is especially bleak, as there are even a few places, where a whole strip mall lays bare. As one drives by a few of these places, the overall mood is melancholy, for it is never good to […]

The Downs and Ups of Writing

May 23, 2011

“Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.” ~Somerset Maugham The Writing Game This quote from the English writer dishes out a good bit of hard-earned reality. Another way of putting it, is that some days are bound to be others. And those special times, when everything just seems to fall right in place […]

Good Day To Read A Book

May 20, 2011

 Spring Weather Unless you happen to reside near the banks of the Mississippi, this weekend might be a good time to grab a book, head outdoors and escape to another world, or just a different time and place. For many parts, cooler weather may still be in place, at least that’s the situation here in […]

Is This the New Wave?

May 18, 2011

The Future of Ebooks Are ebooks the wave of the future? What about ebook apps for handheld mobile devices such as iphones, smart phones and androids. If you haven’t gotten use to the fast-growing market of the ebook market on Kindle, Nooks and Kobos, there is a new field of communication devices that can download […]

So Many Self-published Authors

May 16, 2011

New Scenario I like self-publishing at Smashwords, but I wish I could roll back the clock to the days when it took less than an hour to get a new title up, instead of the current 48+ hours. What a difference six months makes! Nonetheless here we are smack dab in the middle of the […]

To Fib Or Not To Fib

May 15, 2011

“All warfare is based on deception” Sun Tzu The Art of War Not only is warfare based on deception, but so are a lot of other things including acting, advertising, the world’s oldest profession and writing fiction. Credit for the Tzu quote goes out to James Scott Bell, as he used the catchy phrase to […]

The Art of War For Writers

May 6, 2011

“He wins his battles by making no mistakes.” Sun Tzu A Hard to Define Genre I love to  read books about writing, especially when they are written by financially-successful practitioners of the craft. Some of my favorite authors in this unusual genre include Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Natalie Goldberg. In fact, King’s book entitled […]