Well, here's an update on those Gremlins. I was using the free versions of Grammarly and Ginger, both good grammar editing/correcting programs. With the free version of Ginger, you get a limited number of free corrections. I hit that. It was then that I realized that the purchase of one of these programs had become… Continue reading Grammarly
I just found so many mistakes in a manuscript that I already corrected and published, that it's making my head spin. I'm a good writer. My grammar skills are average. But I've got to step it up in the proof-reading department. It's sloppy. In one sentence I found the words "Shup up" instead of "Shut… Continue reading Gremlins
We barely broke eighty degrees here today. There are still some ninety-degree temperatures predicted into the middle of the month, but today Summer officially began to fade. It was windy the first part of the day, settling into a nice breeze this evening. The night air is noticeably cooler, Autumn is set to arrive. I've… Continue reading The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine
Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use… Continue reading CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One
The Society of Classical Poets, of which I am a member, was kind enough to republish one of my poems, "The Harvest." I'm honored to be included. I think that their efforts promoting classical poetry are commendable and wonderful, a really cool thing. If you enjoy poetry, you should check out their webpage and anthologies!… Continue reading The Society of Classical Poets.
I've worked hard the last couple of years to get some books published, I'm thinking of them as there were "the first five," and now there is "the magnificent seven." I also have stories in three print anthologies, and I'm going to get those linked up with cover pictures, as well as having been published… Continue reading One November, I Published Two Books
From the outside looking in, former beauty queen Loralee Montgomery has everything she ever dreamed of, a sprawling Texas ranch, two grown kids, and a wealthy husband. But when greed sinks its clutches deep into the soul of a man, there's no telling what he might do to keep what is his or… Continue reading Loralee, Available on Amazon
Up early this morning, though I don't generally make it a habit to discuss my habits. There was, however, a great write up recently about how author Megan Abbott spends her Sundays.( You can read that here. ) What I loved about this piece is that as a writer it is sometimes helpful or comforting… Continue reading Proofs, Poems, Healing, and Hope
* A note as to tone: this wasn't written in anger, or bitterness, not in the least. It was written matter-of-factly, stating some of my experience, observations, though perhaps there's some sarcasm thrown in. I'm happy with the decision I made to go my own way, at least for the time being. ~ TS… Continue reading Being an Independent Author. Self – Publishing.