Posts Categorized: Technology

Unreal!

A few weeks ago, I was watching some sporting event and as the program went to commercial break, I didn’t channel surf as I normally do during that 2 1/2 minute bombardment. The first commercial to appear was for orange juice, with a luscious-looking stream pouring from a container (brand withheld) into a glass.  Now,… Read more »

Coming up short

It’s been a busy start to the new year.  Finishing up new editions for all three books and getting started on the business venture with my friend has kept me active on the ol’ word processor. Part of the work I’m tasked to do with the start-up is providing content for the company website.  We’ll… Read more »

I refuse to change my Will

It’s not easy, committing something to paper and sticking with it no matter the circumstances that compel you to change.  It’s easier to bow to convention and follow the traditional routes.  Overall, that’s the safest way to write the words that will last beyond my lifetime. I recently had reason to consider the trouble I… Read more »

Between vision and reality

Book Three of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures is being released this month and that means a refresh to the website is required. From years of work as an artist and advertiser, I have a well-developed design sense and have always had a clear view of how I want my website to look.  That’s not always… Read more »

I’m #1!

A funny thing happened when I was reviewing all the product information out there on my books.  “What Now?” was finally up on Amazon and authors generally have to manually add information to the listings to make them complete. The process is easy enough to access that I decided to check out the first two… Read more »

A crying shame

What a waste. It was an ugly experience running through my first book again and correcting the constantly repeated error I made.  Ugly, but necessary. One of the most basic rules of grammar:  punctuation goes inside the quotation marks.  I messed that up on probably 70% of the times it appeared in the book.  70%!!!… Read more »

Editing as a second language

I mentioned recently that I had joined a review group to help drum up greater awareness for my books.  This is different from a writers group, a place where writers read and critique work within the group in order to improve the writing and the writer.  The purpose of the review group is strictly to… Read more »

Best 70 bucks I’ve ever spent!

I’m in love! Ok, with some of my friends it would not be safe to have those two lines next to each other, but I know you readers think cleaner thoughts. Last year, my internet provider, Comcast, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, switching me to their xfinity triple-play package at a cost that… Read more »

What to do with a bad review?

“There is no such thing as bad publicity” No one can tell who first said this popular quote, but there are plenty of examples of it not being correct. Sooner or later, I am going to get a bad review.  It’s inevitable, especially as I gain a wider reading audience across my books.  The recent… Read more »