Today, in a rare moment of thievery, I am going to steal an entire column from The Writers Digest. Before I do so I should note that, if you’re a writer, they are one of the best resources out there. Chock full of practical, easy to follow, advice that benefits writers at all levels. Whether you’re uploading your first book to KDP or releasing the fifth book in your trilogy, as I’m about to do, it never hurts to have a resource available to make sure you haven’t missed a step or three. Now, for today’s article, I need to note I’m the assistant editor for ICC Magazine. As such, it’s my responsibility to clear creators for inclusion in the magazine. In many cases I’m also the final author. [Read more…] about Get Some Peepers on Your Product
Over the last four weeks, however, it has happened every day. Today, proof that God has a sense of humor, Facebook posted links for me to buy ads to promote my site, which they won’t accept due to its spam listing.
This is where it gets fun. [Read more…] about Fun With Facebook
It always amazes me how two unrelated things can suddenly become one joyful thing. I doubt anyone ever said, “Hey! I have a great idea! Let’s add nuclear warheads to Santa’s arsenal!” And, yet, on December 24, 1955, that’s pretty much what happened. A Denver department store put an ad in the local paper offering kids the chance to talk directly to Santa on Christmas Eve. Although much is lost to the mists of time one must assume they had hired, or cajoled, someone to play Santa. As it turned out that dude was in for a lonely night. You see, the company had put the wrong number in the ad. Instead of getting the North Pole kids got the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. [Read more…] about I Believe in Santa
I realize I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. I’ve been limiting my World News Center duties to creating content for The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby on WBIG 1280 AM.This is all due to basic time management. It takes time to do all the research required for each episode, plus I have obligations to fans and clients of my fiction writing. Whether I get income directly from any of them, or if some of them just help justify people giving me money, the fact is those are how I put food on the table. Add in the annoying fact that I’ve had chronic diarrhea since April, sorry for that visual, and was in a car wreck in May that did bad things to my knees, and I hope you can understand why I dropped this particular ball. [Read more…] about Hi There
If you’re curious why everything you think you know about the Fourth of July is wrong, just click here and get the real skinny on the holiday. If you just want a bunch of trivia based around the date, then click here and have fun. But if you want to know why you have been celebrating the whole concept on the wrong day and why the person who you think wrote the famous document did nothing of the sort then just keep reading. This is a repost of a blog that seems to be becoming an annual tradition. I’m splitting the difference today and posting on the day between the actual Declaration of Independence and flag waving, fireworks orgasm, you know.
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