Review – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
admin / February 23, 2011
I’ve decided to start dropping in a few book reviews in the blog.  It’s still going to be devoted to my writing, but I read so much, I figured why not. And with that my thoughts on Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. John Wilkes Booth was a vampire.  Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter. It really makes sense if you think about it.  The Great Emancipator had such a hard time with the South because the vampires, in large part, the gentrified Southern plantation owners, needed slaves for food. Interesting premise for[..]
admin / February 21, 2011
I often wonder when I write a blog entry if it’s the title that draws the readers or if they are showing up as a sole result of the title of the blog. I guess we’ll find out today. That having been said, I am not going to do as seen before and lead with the title “sex” and then not talk about it. So about sex. Ever since my debut novel, The Trust, was published, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the sex scenes.  And when I say a lot, I mean[..]
Where Should Your Blog Call Home?
admin / February 19, 2011
In advance of my book, The Trust, being published I dove, well, stepped, into the deep end of the book marketing pool with the goal being to let the world know about my book.  There also wasn’t a lot of planning on my part. I spent a lot of time working on a website – you can find it here.  As I was working through this process a friend asked me what my blog was going to focus upon.  My response?  “What blog?” (This blog, by the way.) After that comment and a bit of[..]
Read. Write. Edit. Repeat.
admin / February 14, 2011
I’m a planner.  Vacations?  I know where I am going, where I am staying, the things I want to do on vacation and likely even the days I’ll be doing them while I travel.  Dinner?  I know today what I am having tomorrow. My day?  I know what I’m doing Monday of next week. My first novel?  Zero planning. I don’t know if I would suggest this to other writers as a method, but it worked for me.  I started with nothing more than one scene. For a few months an idea kept playing itself[..]
iPhone – A tool for Writers
admin / February 11, 2011
I’ve always loved getting a new cell phone.  Trouble is as soon as I have a one I’m ready for a new one.  At least until I purchased my first iPhone.  Sure there were things to get used to – virtual keyboards, small ear speaker and the “slide to unlock”; however, none of these outweigh the universe of available apps.  I even decided to develop one of my own (not a writer’s app but to determine child support in South Carolina). Below are some of the apps I enjoy.  They are from a variety of[..]
Alone in Cyberspace
admin / February 08, 2011
For years I looked at blogs and rolled my eyes.  Why would I ever need to blog?I had this same response with Tivo.  I had the same reaction to satellite radio.  I did it with my iPhone.  In each of the situations I had a response, see below, that, for me anyway, covered it.  (See the second part of each to understand why I was fooling myself!)-I have cable television why would I possible need Tivo. -- No, I didn't see that show, I was busy.-Satellite radio?  Really, what's the big deal?  -- Howard Stern? No,[..]