Month: August 2016

Mother, Friend, and Honey: Not good choices as your editor.

Published by on August 25, 2016
Categories: Book Design Books Editing Retail Ready

A friend of mine, Marcus Dewan Williams, owns a highly successful independent bookstore. He posted this on Facebook: Too many self-published authors are putting out LOW QUALITY books. POOR cover designs. POOR typesetting. POOR grammar and etc. smh From the beginning Marcus has supported those who couldn’t get a publishing deal and went the self-pub route. […]

Novels, Songs, Planning, and Future Growth

Published by on August 24, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

My regular readers know I’m working on a novel series branded as Dance Floor Wars, and that I’m pushing Durden Kell as the John Le Carré of Love. My regular readers also know I’m writing songs to go with those books and the movies that will follow. It’s called planning for Multiple Streams of Income. […]

The heat is on: Media elitist whines

Published by on August 21, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

More Americans than ever before distrust the mainstream media. Newspaper and magazine circulations? Down. News and Gotcha shows’ viewership? Down. Twitter usage? Massive growth until they started manipulating what they approved of. Now down. Nobody’s surprised at this except for the 6% of the population who still believe everything the media writes as gospel truth, the media […]

Gordon Unplugged: Shake it up…if you can

Published by on August 19, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

[This is about a real-life man from the blog of Gordon Wesley Asbury, a fictional character in the Dance Floor Wars novels.]   Upon contemplating suicide early in his adulthood, Buckminster Fuller had a vision. Suspended inside a sphere of light, Ol’ Bucky heard a voice say, “From now on you need never await temporal attestation […]

Edit like Gene Kelly dances

Published by on August 15, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

One of the most spectacular dances in the history of film,  Gene Kelly’s choreography was of such a standard that a special Oscar was created that year in recognition of his achievement. But what has this dance got to with editing words? Simply this: What you see on the screen was not the original dance they filmed. […]

Ma’am! Yes, ma’am!

Published by on August 2, 2016
Categories: Uncategorized

  Dear Mr. —, Excellent. I see my feedback is already working. Your reply is two perfectly spelled and punctuated sentences whose meanings are extremely clear: You hate me. Awesome.  You’ve got a little bit of fight in your gut. Maybe you are a real writer after all. Maybe. However, your response shows you’re operating on a misconception […]