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Showing posts from April, 2013

The Agony and the Irony

After months of waiting and whining and praying to the literary gods for just one damn review, anything please dear lord, whatever it takes...I get EXACTLY what I wished for. I'm Agnostic. I really should have known better:

Needs a proofreader, April 24, 2013
By  Cheryl G
Has the author no experience in the correct use of words? Mercy Bound is a relatively interesting book but the reader is brought up short time and time again by the misuse of words in almost every chapter. High heals instead of highheels. Dieing instead of dying. Affect and Effect. Their instead of they're. These are only four of the MANY misusages in this book. I am almost convinced that so many errors in the use of words must be intentional. Certainly spellcheck would have caught some of the errors. Theses instead of These. The story suffered from the constant "whoa" factor when such mistakes stopped the reader from continuing to digest the story line and that made it less than enjoyable. If the autho…

Beavers and Didgeridoos: The Final Countdown!

As some of you may know, I don't have a lot of shame when it comes to getting something I want. Usually, that thing is money and the money I'm trying to get is for me, but not this time. This time that thing is a didgeridoo player named Keith Flippen. Keith Flippen, Didgeridoo Player from the 3rd Dimension is a comedic parody of Sci-Fi Serials created by Zombie and the Brain Broadcasting, a New Orleans based film-making troupe. The pilot episode was submitted for the NOLA 48 Hour Film Project and won them awards for Best Film, Best Acting, and Best Writing. The creators are currently looking for donations for a kickstarter project to make the submission into a continuing web serial, and with only $1,419 more dollars to go, they are oh so close to their goal of $9,000. But here's the catch: They have to have the full $9,000 by April 18th or they get nothing, and they only have 33 hours left to go!

I have been doing my best to get the word out and have even gone so far as to …

Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire

I am totally going to read this...after I finish paying off Uncle Sam:

Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire by Amy Mah

Gimp and the Trouble with Cover Art: Or How I Became a Massage Whore

I'm going to be straight up with you here. This isn't an article about S&M. Sorry to disappoint, but the Gimp earlier referred to in the title is the name of an art program like MS Paint or Photoshop. I recently downloaded it onto my computer so that I might fix the cover art for the train wreck of a novel I published on Kindle KDP. There were actually one or two people who said they liked it-might have been trying to spare my feelings but I'm going to pretend otherwise. Denial is a beautiful thing when your a hack writer.

I'm planning on publishing it on Smashwords so that it might be available for Nook, but before I do that, I need to fix the cover art, of which I have never really been happy with. I scraped up enough money to buy an image I liked on istockphoto, but it still needs tweaking. Unfortunately, I have even less talent in art than I do in writing, which is to say I have none at all. I've resorted to becoming a massage whore. Not a "suki-suki, h…