What do you do when you are not writing?
In the pie chart of a typical day, my biggest non-writing wedge would be probably be cooking. I really enjoy experimenting with recipes and trying out new food ideas. Two recent experiments are an all-tuber mash (to substitute for boring old mashed potatoes) and ginger-beer roast chicken.
Is there anyone who has influenced/encouraged you to write? Who and how/why?
Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP): Industry Shifts. You Should Too.
As Jenny the Bloggess recently pointed out, there are no “rules” for successful digital self-publishing. Many industries have a proverbial mailroom, a place where you “do your time” while learning the ropes and making connections, providing ambitious/determined/persistent/tenacious individuals a path to the job they actually want. Most professional creative arts don’t have anything as concrete as an actual mailroom – typically, your career begins with some manner of audition, upon which the industry either accepts you or it doesn’t, and if it doesn’t you have to decide whether to try again – but there have always been ways for new artists to boost their chances of breaking in. Musicians can move to Nashville and play coffeeshops. Stage actors can garner credits by working their way up through community theaters and small companies. Artists can gain exposure through local galleries and art shows.
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!