Red Rose Bay is touted as Shared-Psychosis Way by a majority of people. Yet, even without any concrete evidence, a group of the town’s citizens are convinced of a strange and rare sighting that seems impossible. How is such a phenomenon as Shared-Psychosis born?
A celebration of love for Shauna, my loving friend, on her birthday, with prose and poetry combined
Getting mass media coverage for self published books is really, really tough. As a former trade newspaper editor for 15 years, let me share why that is, along with some tips for improving your chances of getting media coverage.
Spring is the season, that gives you the reason to love. Spring is an appropriate reminder of how beautiful the change can be. Spring is a reminder that better days are ahead. A season of renewal, reawakening, rejuvenating. “An optimist is the human personification of Spring.”--Susan J Bissonette.
Any idea to be developed into a great story requires a structured approach to it. Ideas are just the beginning. They need to be knitted and presented in the right order to create a meaningful story. And this article talks about some methods, that can be used for executing those ideas into a story.
If your goal is to get your message into the hands, hearts, and minds of lots of people you want to influence, just self publishing a book might not be the best way to accomplish that. I explain why.
A question about Amazon best seller rank (BSR) came in from one of my YouTube video watchers. He asked if my Amazon advertising made an impact on my Amazon BSR. Honestly, I don’t know. And, honestly, I don’t care. Let me explain why.
Obnoxious comments are monstrous. The more you feed, the bigger they grow.This article talks about some simple ways to deal with obnoxious comments without affecting your creativity or peace of mind.
Two poems, one in praise of the rose and the other a meta-physical poem as offerings to Pamela for her birthday and Valentine combined.
As writers, we want as many people to read our writing as possible. That means that we need to submit our writing not just in one place, but multiple places. What are the best places to submit your writing to in 2021?
Low content coloring books and activity books for markets of all ages represent a continuing opportunity for self published authors. Here's what you need to know about publishing them on Kindle Direct Publishing. Examples included.
The monsoon in India can lead to bizarre situations. This is one such tale.
The motivation is high, which provides our dream project with the quick start and motivation needed to achieve the leap of faith.
On a quiet night in a lonely place, two people are thrust together in a sudden life threatening event. In order for them to survive, one will have to overcome a traumatic experience from years earlier.
I have it. It cannot be cured, there is no magic vaccine nor treatment for it. It will be prevalent in me for the rest of my time on Earth. It will debilitate my life continually until it takes me to the grave. Or maybe my cremation. It's my wife's choice.
The key to creating a daily writing habit is consistently committing to the fundamentals over and over again. And once you manage to make the consistency and thereby the progress 'visible, it would forever motivate you to write every day without fail, come what may.
You have a plot, but don’t know where to begin and how to get the message across to an audience. A balance between you and writing is key to get that word out there. The level of writing and your persistence makes it work.
Multi-genre works can be likened to mixed media art which combines multiple materials or styles. They can be experimental and done intentionally to create new forms of expression. However, for some authors, multi-genre is a symptom of their awkward motivations and inexperience. I explain.
Is the Hive writing platform a clone of the Steem writing platform? Or is it an animal all of its own? Find out by reading my article here about the Hive writing platform.
Content Writing has emerged as a highly demanding and competitive job in the world. Many aspiring professionals nose-dive into content writing to choose it as a career and perhaps end up without tasting much success. This article discussed the nuances of being a content writer
Sometimes we, with all of the technology that that surrounds us, have to face the reality of how much our lives depend on this technology. When a power outage occurs is probably the strongest reminder for all of us. Read this and follow my mind as it jumps from one thing to another.
I have posted over 50 articles on these platforms and have just crossed over 2000 views last week. It was a great journey and I wanted to share the things I learned during this journey with my readers.
A Proposal document is one of the key elements of success in a business. The proposal document is prepared by the proposal writer to ensure adherence as per RFP requirements and persuade the business to accept the winning proposal. This article discusses the elements of a proposal document.
John Mathews was once again
Christmas reflection is a short article about my thoughts as Christmas nears. My heart aches with this coronavirus still lingering but life can be an amazing roller coaster. We should all hang on and enjoy the ride. Merry Christmas to all of you on Hubpages & my other writing groups.
Rudyard Kipling is often referred to as a British poet laureate, but he turned down that honor as well as the knighthood when they were offered to him in 1907. He did accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907; he was the first English writer to be awarded that honor.
I’ve encountered self published authors who are interested in doing branded merchandise (or “branded merch”) for their books. While there are very economical and efficient ways to do that with print on demand these days, it still may not be worth the effort. I discuss.