Beta readers or don’t be a stupid pirate

pepper being blasted by water

I usually don't blink about pirates.  One did indeed make me blink.  The nitwit claimed I sent them an ARC.  There are major problems with that.  I don't send out ARCs.  My beta's use Pressbooks.com and read a NOT downloadable copy of the book.  They reply in real-time under the chapter in the comment section.  If … Continue reading Beta readers or don’t be a stupid pirate

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News for Present Uncertain

Stacks of coins

It's now available on KU for a limited 90 day run.  I won't leave any book on KU but I will put them up for 90 days so you can read them free.  If you want to keep them, you will have to buy. Still working on moving the media over to the new blog. … Continue reading News for Present Uncertain

News Flash Writers: We are all going to die

And then where will your writing be.  Neil Gaiman brought this topic up. We can't avoid it.  What will happen to your books and works in progress when you die?  Who will get it? Who will control it? John M. Ford was pretty much the smartest writer I knew. Mostly. He did one thing that was … Continue reading News Flash Writers: We are all going to die

Business as.. usual?

Colored pencils in water

This is going to be a hated post by a lot of people.  It's a reality post.  The reality of writing.  And it sucks.  Big time.  There are no escaping simple facts, among them, is if you plan on being an author who gets paid for their work, you have to deal in business.  No … Continue reading Business as.. usual?

Writers heads up. SHF.

SHF = Shit hit fan. There is an article about a scam going around on author groups.  It's up to you to decide for yourself.  The only thing I will say is be careful out there and check out anyone and everyone before you hand over  money. Scams Now as to me.  Do I post … Continue reading Writers heads up. SHF.

Transgender: A mother’s perspective [Short fiction]

Me Sis did a short about a mother's perspective for her transgendered child.   [It made me cry but don't tell her.]  Did I tell you she can write better than I can? My Son, My Son  https://kentishmaid.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/my-son-my-son

Standing Stone. Not a Cliffhanger. Nope. Mutter.

person sitting on edge of cliff

It is not nor was it ever intended to be a cliffhanger. It is NOT a cliffhanger. But the bloody man had to tell you he was still there in his own fine style.

ARe blocking their authors from disabling accounts?

object being consumed by fire

A writer attempted to disable her account since ARe has said they are not paying anything after Dec 27th to authors.  They are still selling books. When Cathryn Cade attempted to disable she got this message: 'Your account access has been temporarily suspended. Due to new tax accounting requirements we must verify that all publishers … Continue reading ARe blocking their authors from disabling accounts?

And what fresh hell is this? UPDATED [Link added] Dec 30

object being consumed by fire

No, I'm not even talking about the crap WP.com is pulling by hiding the admin board behind their "improved" crap and not giving you a link to it so you have to type in wp-admin after the name of your site to get in.  [However, it is crap.  Just so you know WP] The New … Continue reading And what fresh hell is this? UPDATED [Link added] Dec 30

Standing Stone. Thank you and some information.

Standing Stone...  First Lisa Oliver and I are having a very serious discussion about the fact that there needs to be a sequel to the Serial Killer.  SK is going to do what SK wants.  He's a serial killer.  [and I hid all the keyboards.]  It's been most enlightening. Lisa: You cannot put that in there and not do a … Continue reading Standing Stone. Thank you and some information.