Traveling as much as I have since my early twenties, I have come to understand that the wider the variety of those you come to know, the more you do learn – or you should learn.
Once upon a time, a novel was enough. No more. Now it seems social media promo “trailers” are becoming more and more of a thing.
I have given in: here is my first book(s) “trailer”…
I did not create this web site until December 2013 – which was after I had published my first book: I believed I had to have stuck my neck out fully before I could offer reasonable opinions on writing and authoring. Having created an “author Twitter account” in August 2019 – after four additional books, and nearly six years since that first – and observing what I see on that platform, I detect some tweeting writers are full of (to be polite) hot air.
Yesterday was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday. He was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota…
Recalling his birthday led me to want to visit once more with a relatively random few of Twitter’s writers…
A few minutes of authoring fun.
These were written by a few of literature’s great authors, who have been read for generations so far and are likely to be read for many generations to follow us.
Note the highlighted sentence in each picture.
That ignoramus who does not know one of the most basic facts about the history of the presidency actually has the nerve to lecture professional historians that he knows what constitutes “patriotic” history.
Wait a minute? Hold it? None of those are “writing manuals?”
Uh, in fact, they are THE BEST WRITING “MANUALS.”
On Sunday night Father Face-timed me from Pennsylvania saying a woman from Prague phoned and left a message. (No, “A Woman from Prague” is not a book or story title. It could be, though.) She was evidently looking for me. But I have never even been to Prague.
Yesterday I was pretty harsh about some “writing chat” on Twitter. That was in the context of those who use the platform for – I feel – professional exposure, yet appear to back away from actually saying much of anything truly substantive. A writer must never be fearful and bland.
That tweeting “editor” reminded me – again – why I find Twitter largely a waste of time in terms of serious efforts at writing discussions.
I always remember also that some years ago she had cornered me and joked about my books: “I’m not one of these women am I?” You are not either, by the way, just to set the record straight. Even if you are, I’m not admitting it. Your husband would kill me. LOL!
What may take merely minutes to read… probably took me days and even weeks to write.
I am about 30,000 words into the Tomorrow The Grace (hopefully late 2021 publication) follow up, yet I STILL feel I am barely started.
Hi everyone. I needed that few weeks’ break. It is time to return here and to that which we love: BOOKS!
I know I “changed” during 2017, and I realize I never asked readers, nor really even much wondered aloud on here, if you as a reader would be “happy” about that “shift.”