Here are four rules of living to consider. You could do worse than to simply follow these. [Read more…] about Rules of Living To Consider
Here’s what I use as writing tools for both my fiction and non-fiction world. But yes, it’s quite possible to perch a laptop on your knees and create a modern masterpiece with a simple text editor. Heck, it’s possible to do it with a pencil and paper too. But who’d want to?
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Seth Godin talks about “shipping” as part of the normal creative process. At some point, you put your work out the door, show it to people, let it loose in the world. Ship it.
For the most part, I’ve done that. I confess I hesitated (and procrastinated, avoided and even refused) to take my fiction writing off the safety of the word processor. But sooner or later you have to ship.
This morning, sitting over my second cup of coffee and contemplating yet another one, I remembered a pivotal point in my life.
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I took a deep breath the other day, raised my head from the stacks of to-do lists I hadn’t done, looked at my white board and sighed. Ten months has passed since I updated this fiction blog.
But I Have A Great Reason
For many reasons, the non-fiction writing that has supported me for decades was no longer profitable. Running under a magazine-format it generated tens of thousands of views a day and delivered Adsense income. Or, it used to. Without going into details of “why” this happened, let me report that traffic was up over 30% and income was down by 30%. This is not a sustainable model no matter what your business.
I had to change the income model and that meant a ton of work.
It appears to have been ten months worth. And it appears [Read more…] about It's Been Ten Long Months
If you’re a science fiction fan at all, you’ve heard of Arthur C. Clarke and if you’ve read him, you know how prescient he was when it came to technological developments. A few of them are listed here on the BBC site. But one that wasn’t listed there was this quote from 2001 (the book)
I don’t know about you, but this sounds pretty much like an iPad to me. It’s from Arthur C. Clarke’s, “2001: A Space Odyssey”, copyright 1968 and based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Clarke.
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