Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

Why Amazon’s Review System Needs to Change

March 31, 2011 by

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A lot of lifeblood goes into the publishing of a book, from a lot of different people. I had no idea how many until recently. Well, okay, I had some idea, but it was a little overwhelming when — through various publishing blogs — I began to really conceptualise the sheer number of people who […]

Music and Writing – Three

March 29, 2011 by

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This has expanded into a feature of the blog, I think. I listen to Lähtö when I want to write the cold and lonely places of the world.

Judging Quality

March 28, 2011 by

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For those of you who wish to read more about my opinions on the Amanda Hocking and DexRaven conversation, I have more to say on the subject, but I’d like to discuss the idea of quality a bit first. at the start of things… across the stars far away from our own planet not just […]

Amanda Hocking & DexRaven – Part 1

March 27, 2011 by

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Amanda Hocking is a wildly successful, industry-challenging e-book author. DexRaven is an unpublished writer. The online publishing community is so very small; there are a lot of blogs out there but only a few seem to have the right mixture of humour and expertise that appeals. A humming cloud of small-time and unpublished writers hovers […]

Good Morning – A Very Brief Personal Essay

March 24, 2011 by

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After an all-night writing session, I am entitled to my coffee. I ponder the problem, early-rising cats frothing about my ankles. The grinder is empty and, gourmand that I am, I have only whole beans. Oh, but I can’t do it to them — they were so good and went to sleep at sensible times. […]

LoTR Films Play-By-Play Snark – Fellowship of the Ring

March 22, 2011 by

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Probably best if you watch along with the blog, but even so, I feel that my words are meaningful without such fancy-dancy frippery as having two browser windows open at once. ANYWAY. Herewith, the snarking: Nice Celtic fonts for opening. Sorta shimmery. Ok, yeah, a little cheap-looking. Whatever. Ooh! Cate Blanchett, hello! Oh I remember […]

Flash Fiction – “Moira’s Bathroom”

March 13, 2011 by

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I went into the lobby bathroom and there was this girl sitting under the sink. I said, “Hey, are you okay?” She nodded, so I went into a stall and sat down. But after I’d locked the door: “Hey, uh…do you think you could wait to take a shit until I’m gone?” “Lady,” I said, […]