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Posts Tagged ‘online writing’

New digital self-publishing explodes options for all writers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011:

The new digital self-publishing world we’re moving into explodes the options available for all writers. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, short stories, short articles, or gigantic novels — the possibilities are growing for you to self-publish successfully. We owe these tantalizing writing and publishing options first of all to the lowly “PDF” ebook file of yesteryear, and most recently to Amazon.com’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. My friends will tell you that I am frequently wandering somewhere on the Information Super Highway’s obscure on- and off-ramps, having a tendency to not pick up quickly enough on changes in […] Read More >

Have I mentioned ‘The Keyword Academy’ for making money writing online?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010:

It occurs to me that I may never have mentioned The Keyword Academy to my faithful followers here as a terrific site to learn about making money by writing website and blog content. (You’ll find the same link in that last sentence that you’ll find at the top of the right-hand column [sidebar] of each page on my site here.) The Keyword Academy is run by a couple of guys named Courtney and Mark — members simply call them “Court and Mark,” so I really don’t know their full names or much about them. Okay, I seem to recall Court’s […] Read More >

Today’s writing demands a good sense of graphics, design

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009:

I made another change to the “theme,” or template for this site a few weeks ago, and I don’t really like the way it looks all that much. I’ll probably tinker with it and do something different in the near future. (If I were making any serious money online, I probably could afford one of those industrial equipment-type blogging themes that have lots of options and bells and whistles built into them. But until I can afford that, I’m stuck using the free themes out there.) Which brings me to the point of this post: Appearance is often an integral […] Read More >

Putting all the hype about ‘Twitter’ in some real-world perspective

Thursday, May 21st, 2009:

Just when you begin to believe a lot of the hype and raving about Twitter, along comes some real-world perspective about the online phenomenon. I’m talking about today’s “Jeopardy!” episode. One of the clues was a very obvious reference to Twitter. As my wife and I both do, we were muttering and mumbling at the television. One contestant quickly buzzed in and gave his answer: “What is Facebook?” We both groaned loudly. The other two contestants were totally silent. Time ran out before Alex gave the correct answer, “What is Twitter?” There was no chuckling or audible response of any […] Read More >