Musings

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Theres a kid inside my mind.  He wants me to make sense of all the horror and wonder contained in the world, and lace it into a compelling narrative—a narrative that lifts his heart, opens his thoughts, and inspires him to write a story of his own.

I think when we craft a story for that hidden version of ourselves, it seems to connect with everyone else’s.  And for an undeniable moment in that spot-on story, it seems we can be that kid again; the one who turns the pages with wide-eyed wonder, and has to restrain themselves from jumping up from their seat and whooping in delight.

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Miniature Painting #20 — Watercolor Miniatures by Alex Markovich

Artist: Alex Markovich. Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia. November 2014.

via Miniature Painting #20 — Watercolor Miniatures by Alex Markovich
I couldn’t see a way to comment on this except to share it and I really wanted to say that all the works are lovely but this one really stood out, spoke to me. The background beige as sand/earth, the hints of rocks and plants at the shore, the water and the currents within. It’s gorgeous 🙂

The Writing Page | Part One | Advice That Authors Should Reconsider & Revise

SAMANTHA THE READER

I have been reading a lot of writing articles and advice videos lately that have gotten me to consider all the bits of wisdom out there for writers just starting out. This led me to want to write a piece on all the bad advice writers should revise and reconsider ….

There is a lot of them out there and this series will be broken into two parts. In today’s blog post, I am discussing five pieces of advice that are not so helpful. I hope you enjoy the article and please leave in the comments below the worst writing/reading advice you have ever received. I would love to hear about them. Thank you!

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Self-Publishing Glossary

Useful reference provided by inkbiotic 🙂

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There is lots of information around the internet on self-publishing, but what I found difficult was that all the information seemed to start in the middle, assuming that I already knew what all the programs were, and terms meant. To try and help any of you new to this to avoid the same confusion, here’s a glossary.

Publishing programs and files

Ebooks can be published in a number of different formats, each of which can be used on different ereaders and devices. Other file types here . I’ve just referenced the ones I know.

Mobi – a file used on Kindle ereaders

Epub – a file for kobo ereader and Blackberry

PDF – a type of file often used for other documents, but sometimes requested from reviewers to play on Acrobat.

Kindle – refers to the electronic book reader made by Amazon or the type of file…

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