Fifty years into the future, the earth has been maimed by war and is near collapse from heat exhaustion. Scientists have already found the vaccine for AIDS and robot soldiers have quelled…Continue
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Soda Pop Inc.
Introduces the children's book and video release of "Secret Holiday: The Discovery of Furry Friend"
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I knew as I planned and wrote it that it would be, at the very best, a niche-book–of interest to a…Continue
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Alert: Stay turned to this channel for a special broadcast, Monday, 28 Feb.
Irina Avtsin will tell us all about the power of the word, “No!”.
If you’re new to this blog, you may think its title, Notes from An Alien, refers to either me, Alexander M Zoltai, or writers in general being aliens…
Let’s see: The roots of…Continue
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That’s the back-cover blurb for my book. In the last post, I talked…Continue
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I’m going to have my first face-to-face meeting with my editor in eight days.
I just realized as I wrote that sentence that the combination of “face-to-face” and “editor” might have given a few readers a chill.
A face-to-face is serious, right?
Does serious have to mean bad?
The editor, that horrible person who has some perverted need to hack away at my pristine creation, tells me I can’t be…Continue
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Writers, almost all of them, want to be published. Not so many years ago, the only way to be published that let the multitudes receive your work was to find an agent and have them present your work to editors who then might decide to work with you toward publishing.
There are many stories of writers’ works being published in forms that they really didn’t like; yet, they really wanted to be published so they caved…
To be fair, most respectable publishers worked hard to bring the…Continue
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Your mind is a virtual world…
A book you read or write is a virtual world…
I’ll get to Second Life in a minute…
An off-the-cuff definition of “virtual” could be, “just about as good as the original” but, from my experience, I’d say that virtual’s meaning can be very strong on the root it came from: virtue.
All virtual worlds have virtues that make them valuable whether we’re talking about your mind, a book you read or wrote, or a computer-created…Continue
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Yes! It's definitely a job to do book promotion. My book's scheduled to be published in March. I've been promoting it for over a year--way before I wrote it. The "experts" say that's very important these days...
Last post, I talked about integrating Twitter into my promotion efforts. Twitter is a weird space but it has great…
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