Since launching 'Bunco' at the beginning of May, it has had 10 Amazon reviews, 8 on .co.uk and one each on .com and .fr. Because there is only 1 review on Amazon.fr, the review from the US shown. On the UK site, with 8 'native' reviews, Amazon just includes a link to the US site. On the … Continue reading Amazon cultural imperialism
There is a reason why editors exist. I am still learning this the hard way. When I wrote 'Bunco', I had a small team of editors working with me. Development Editors. My development editors were my wife, Sheila, and my cousin, George, but especially my daughter, Marianne. These early readers gave me feedback on plot issues, … Continue reading What Did I Learn? Pt.2
This is something I posted on my facebook page a few days ago. This is going to be a pretty long posting. A couple of weeks ago, I joined Twitter. I had never been in the slightest drawn to Twitter, but, now with the books to promote, I thought I probably should get on board. Here’s … Continue reading Twitter rant
Ev Williams admits that the internet is broken and suggests course corrections, apologizing for Twitter’s role in putting Trump in the White House. via The Internet Won’t Prioritize Quality Without an Intervention — Longreads
The great thing about writing is that all you need is a pen and paper. Except my writing is largely illegible, even to me. So I use my laptop. And then, of course, there is the matter of publishing, which adds more complexity. So all in all, I used quite a few bits and pieces … Continue reading Writing Tools
I learned several things in the process of writing 'Bunco'. I'll try to generate a series of posts focussing on the main lessons. This one will be about the relative weight of some of the various elements mentioned in this graphic by Christopher LaPorte on his extraordinarily beautiful website. I'll touch on grammar in another … Continue reading What did I learn?
My first blog post. The screen really does look very empty and white! About six or seven months ago, I started to write a novel. I actually forget what its working title was, but it soon became 'Bunco'. This wasn't close to being the first time I had decided to attempt writing a novel. I … Continue reading First blog post