This is about books and advertisements. About publishers and what they offer as incentives to new readers. It's about the money they spend to get the books to readers. But it's only specific readers, the ones from a defined location. And there are some publishers who punish readers who aren't in the right location. Does … Continue reading A One-sided View – Mine!
And still a dollar or so short ... But, here's the 500 word max story: Gran’s Last Diary Entry The big storm. That’s when it happened. Lightning and thunder scare the grumpkins outta the dog, and she patters around, panting and whining and fretting. Nobody sleeps. That’s why I was awake, why I saw it. … Continue reading A Day Early
There's this little wordage thrown around that goes something along the lines of Show, Don't Tell. And it's good advice. Except when it isn't. There are times when a bit of summarising is a good thing. "Two weeks later and she'd found nothing to indicate his history." That's a good summary unless something very important … Continue reading The Big Summary
It's a story thing. When does the story start? Is it with a big bang moment, or an introduction to the normal life? None of the above, is what I'd say. Why? I read a lot of stories that open with a big moment, or a deep character moment, and after a page or two, … Continue reading Where to start?