Amazon’s Reading Rental Service – Weighing the Pro’s and Con’s

Regardless of whether you feel that the publishing industry is headed down the wrong path or embracing innovation to keep up with the future, this is one of the most interesting times to be involved in any fashion. Much like the technology, book publishing is changing all the time and is definitely going to continue to be in a turbulent state. What does Amazon’s reader rental service mean for authors? What does Amazon’s reader rental service mean for publishers?


A Tool for Writers

During my critique group that meet’s every other Thursday, one of our recurring problems has been repetitive words. The author doesn’t realize it, but there were somehow seven “smiles” or twelve uses of the word “anger” in a six page section. While that is a benefit by having other people become first time readers to catch some mistakes, edits still need to happen and critique groups can only edit so many pages per session.

April 7th, 2010 – Preparing for the Best

Taking a look at my worst enemies, a filing cabinet, first drafts, and decisions on outcome.

March 31st, 2010 – Meeting the Deadlines

The details of meeting my first major deadline, and succeeding.

March 12th, 2010 – Fútbol Friday

Five for Friday dedication to the biggest sport in the world and all of the awesomeness that surrounds it!

March 10th, 2010 – Eight Video Games that should be movies by now!

Eight video games that have somehow eluded studio executives so far, and we want to know why!

March 10th, 2010 – The Thales Station, Level I “Hell”

The 30th post for Swedish Fish! A blog about family, dreams, and writing. This installment takes you into the bowels of the Thales station.

March 3rd – The Music of Current, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Looking at the music that inspires the writer, this time it is “The Road” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis from the motion picture soundtrack to “The Road,” based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

February 17th, 2010 – Deadline Updates and “Mr. Fowler Takes on the Zombies”

The latest update on meeting my goals to meet for writing my first novel, Current.

Day Fifteen – Part One, The Use of Allegory

Day Fifteen is up (two days late). Hence the reason for Part One, today I am serving up a double entry for you to enjoy.