Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Less expensive advertising?

Several people have asked me about a way to advertise their writing/blogging/photography/art/etc.  While advertising programs like Google's Adwords, Facebook and others can be effective, not all of us "little guys" have the cash to drop on keyword-based pricing, which can get really expensive in a hurry!

I've tried several, and the program I've been most happy with is Project Wonderful. They've been very reliable, and the money I've put into advertising via their site has been well worth it. If you're looking for less expensive, easy advertising, go there and tell 'em I sent ya*: https://www.projectwonderful.com/?tag=28021


*Which will happen automatically if you use this link. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Word count?

Lots of people ask me about novel word counts, and some first-time authors present me with manuscripts of 400k words to edit.  If this is something you've wondered about, perhaps you'll find this post interesting: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2008/03/on-word-counts-and-novel-length.html

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Call for Stories

Quantum Muse is putting out a request for horror submissions. In October they'll publish their annual horror issue and are calling upon the members of the writer’s community to rise from their crypts and come forth.

They occasionally publish horror during the year, but October is a month dedicated to the macabre.  This is your chance to shine, in a dark way.

http://www.quantummuse.com/submissions.php

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cursive, foiled again!

I hated Penmanship. So my Os had extra loops. So what?  Still, I found this article interesting: http://www.cagle.com/2012/07/the-dying-art-of-cursive/

Friday, July 13, 2012

Looking for a writing workshop?

Zoetrope's summer writing workshop begins soon, so if you're interested, hop to it and get registered! :) http://zoetrope.writingclasses.com/Partner/index.php?PartnerID=ZO

Nightmare Magazine

There's a new magazine afoot! Nightmare Magazine has just opened. They'll open up submissions on September 15th, so get writing! :) http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/guidelines.html