Author’s Platform

You’ve decided to write a book. There are several different reasons for this. You may have the urge to write due to one or more of them. Aside from the masochistic streak, of course. I posted a poll in 2020 and got all kinds of answers as to why people write. Some wanted to getContinue reading “Author’s Platform”

In Medias Res

In medias res translates from Latin as “in the midst of things”. Today, the advice of many academics, authors, and writers is that you should begin your narrative by plunging your Main Character (MC) into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events. The situation may or may not be theContinue reading “In Medias Res”

Brick and Mortar vs Online Bookstores

I’ll start with an anecdote. Back when the dinosaurs walked the Earth, 1964 or 1965, I saw Disney’s version of Jules Verne “20,000 League Under the Sea”, the 1954 film. I loved it. Of course, the next week when my friends and I played, they wanted to be either Ned Land or Captain Nemo. Me?Continue reading “Brick and Mortar vs Online Bookstores”