I sense judgemental eyes, and I instantly yield, withdraw. I come up with a justification, an excuse for my preferences…sometimes even minimizing my own preferences, or making fun of myself to detract from others judging stares.
I’m writing this to say I’m done.
Read More Justification
There are people who think that a valid book sales tactic is insulting more established authors that don’t know them on social media, claiming that said established author was attacking them for –when there is zero evidence to these claims. (Pathological lying)
Read More Breaking Social Contracts
There are certain people who feel it is appropriate to send their followers to troll established authors, or members of the SFF community. (Triangulation)
Can I just say, or plead, if you are a self-published author please don’t use these PR firms to accumulate reviews for your book! (You’re wasting your money, you know?)
Read More If I Don’t Know You…Don’t Ask Me to read your Crap Book: Part 2
I’m starting to believe that everything common knowledge has taught us about losing weight, and maintaining a healthy body weight, might be wrong.
Read More My Health
I receive at least one message through my site, professional facebook, Amazon account or via Twitter unsolicited from people I don’t know. These messages ask me to read PDFs of books to either review or beta. Yes, they contain files, from strangers, for me to open.
Read More If I Don’t Know You, Don’t Ask Me To Read Your Crap Book…please.
I’m basically making this blog post to state my unwillingness to open files from strangers.
This. Just, this. CLASH So yesterday I was thinking about an upcoming piece I’ll be writing for LitReactor and chuckled at the amount of reactions I’ll surely get. You see, I’ve been doing the columnist thing for almost a decade. It all started back home with a monthly political column. By the time I stopped […]
Read More Ten Types of Authors Who Can Go Fuck Themselves
You see there’s something inherently childish about judging others by our own standards. Most children take people at face value. Most children don’t have a laundry list of nefarious plots. This is why we worry about kids being wisked off the playground by grinning strangers with promises of free candy and a pool full of puppies to play with.
Read More A Question of Standards–I’m not a swinger
Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Read More Scammers Break The Kindle Store
On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts. The Kindle Store is officially broken. This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly…
I lost because I allowed that person what they wanted out of that interaction: dominance–to cut me down back where they thought I belonged. To hear me give a verbal acknowledgement that I’m not as important as I think I am.
Read More The Critic We Should Never Tolerate–the Untruth Teller
This is where the rub is. I’m finding people confusing view point character with protagonist. Just because you are in a character’s head (or mostly so) doesn’t mean they are the protagonist of the tale.
Read More Sorry, Gilgamesh, but Not Sorry