Good luck reaching your personal goals for November!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Good luck reaching your personal goals for November!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Status: Almost Done and with twists
And as a retired math teacher, I can't believe I'm saying this. Is there really a reason for our children to learn their multiplication tables? Give them a calculator and forget the headaches! (no I don't think I just said that).
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Status: New covers done, text rechecked for minor errors, all sent to publisher... Now on to promotion!
Ack! I have the need for an automatic blog generator today. Because in spite of the automatic reminder that today is my day to blog--and my old-fashioned reminder of jotting a note, I forgot to write my blog yesterday and schedule it to post just after midnight as I usually do. (By the way, I looked up "auto blog writer" on the Internet and there are some options--which I choose not to take--so you're stuck with my own words. :)
While I was on the Internet I decided to look for excuses of why my blog wasn't written and posted. Of course there were sites for this, but I didn't look deep enough to see if "the dog chewed up my blog post" was among them. Besides, my dogs would rather lay in the sunshine that is now streaming across my back yard. Though I could legitimately use "my small white dog was barking at the back fence and I had to bring him inside so he could sit in 'time out' while I wrote this blog." I probably shouldn't confess he came in one door and out the other that one of the other dogs opened. Sigh. Need an automatic door closer...supposed I could get one of those online too!
Back to technology...
My thoughts this morning turned to what type of technology would help me as a writer. Others have discussed or given links to software that will help generate or organize stories. Since I like to use storyboards or vision boards, I searched for those. Yep, software--some of it free--to generate those also.
How about software to write story outlines? Yes. Character sketches? Of course. Ideas for plot twists? Lots of them.
Guess I'm a bit old-fashioned in that I prefer to do some of the work myself--or maybe I can see myself spending hours searching out these software packages and not getting any actual writing done.
However, in my Internet search, I also thought of ways to give my characters more depth. Up came blogs written by police officers (or lawyers or whatever). Though this type of search can also be amusing. I wondered if cowboys blogged and came up with a lengthy listing of blogs for the Dallas Cowboys football team. Um, not what I had in mind.
It's probably obvious I'm a fan of the Internet--at least most of the time. I've found so much information that's helpful to me in writing. Yet sometimes I also search and search but can't seem to generate exactly what I'm looking for.
How about you? Please share your most amusing or odd or productive or frustrating search for something on the Internet?
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Status: working on it
So since my first blog on this topic earlier in the month nothing has changed about my inability to use technology.
I do have my website up and running, but my printer is still not talking to the new computer and in desperation , I hooked the old laptop back up just to make copies. Which means putting info I want copied onto a flash drive and then putting it in the laptop and printing.
What's funny is I couldn't wait, back in the 80's, when I was writing on a typewriter for the day I could afford a computer. I helped in the kids' school in the computer technology room to learn how to use the beasts and the instructor would let me use the computer in between classes to write my stories and put them on a big square disk.
Finally, the day arrived I could get computer. I bought a Mac. That's what they had in the schools and I told my husband that way I'd have help if I ran into problems.. But man was that an investment back then!
It was wonderful to be able to delete and enter words all over in the document without having to retype everything!
But then I came to another problem, the Mac's back then didn't play nice with other computers and when I wanted to critique with other people they couldn't read my stuff and I coudln't read their stuff. So I floundered along until the day came when I threw my hands in the air, told my dh I needed a computer that talked with everyone else and became a DELL fan. I gave the Mac to a friend of the family who was headed off to college and have been happy with my choice ever since.
Except for the fact I am so darn technology challenged that it takes me days to figure out how to do some things on some programs. And after all these years I still don't have the fearlessness it takes to push keys and see what happens. I'm always afraid I'm going to mess something up. Because usually, I do!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
- The Training for Geisha Marketing
- Tools, goals and creating perfection
- Polishing speaking, appearance and pride
- The Art of Geisha Marketing
- Building an Author Platform
- Building a Book Platform
- Social Networking at its best
- The Beauty of Geisha Marketing
- Marketing harmonies outside the norm
- Commitment to what art you have and will perform
- Finding and cultivating new lovers of your performance
- The Performance of Geisha Marketing
- Consistence, continuity and patience
- Short and long performances
- The harmony of presentation
- The Reputation of Good Geisha Marketing
- Follow up, building upon and the poetry of the “T” (testing) Ceremony
- The Geisha Marketer’s agreement with their readers
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Status: Moving Forward
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