This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Publishing

Small Publisher Book Awards

By |October 29th, 2012|

Writers publishing books from a Christian perspective should consider entering their book in the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. Just head on over to www.christianbookaward.com to nominate your book. The entry fee is $40.00 this year.

Desires and Fears: Heroic Character Motivation in Origin Stories

By |March 16th, 2011|

I thought this was a pretty interesting insight regarding character motivations. The article is talking about Superheroes, but this also applies to character-oriented fiction.
The io9 article makes the point that the motivation comes from the origin story saying: “as Simone puts it, the point of the […]

Book Trailers

By |December 23rd, 2009|

Book trailers are a new technique for marketing books. Book trailers (or book videos) emerged in 2002 with a company called Circle of Seven Productions. Book trailers are now becoming mainstream. Bookscreening.com is a website entirely devoted to the viewing of book videos. Another site — Christianbookvideos.com — focuses on Christian book videos.

Intrigued by the new “V” TV Series

By |November 9th, 2009|

I’m intrigued by the new “V” TV series. They seem to take matters of Faith seriously, plus one of the “good guys” is a Catholic Priest!

More publishing mysteries revealed

By |November 16th, 2008|

More publishing mysteries revealed by @RachelleGardner: “Sell-in, Sell-through, and Earn-out”: bit.ly/49lOYD

If you’re a pen aficionado like me…

By |November 14th, 2008|

If you’re a pen aficionado like me, check out these cool pens from Japan: bit.ly/3PW1rp

Using Apostrophes

By |November 14th, 2008|

Very nice diagram on proper use of an apostrophe: bit.ly/1J0B8O

Drawing the Line

By |August 7th, 2008|

In order to carve out time for writing, sometimes you have to draw the line and cut off the email spigot. How?
How? As this 43 Folders article says, this include finding automation and economies of scale. Some examples:

add info on your Contact page explaining what people can expect from you
use auto-responses and email template sstating […]

Using a Spreadsheet to Track Submissions

By |July 23rd, 2008|

WritersTechnology.com issues the second in a series on

The simplest way to track submissions is using a spreadsheet program like Excel. You could also use an online spreadsheet like Google Docs. Create a new spreadsheet and put the following as column headers:
Title of Piece | Length | Genre/Type | Query or Submission? |Market Submitted to | […]

Writing Full-Screen in Google Documents

By |July 17th, 2008|

Read below to learn about gDarkRoom — a Google Documents tweak tailored to provide a full-screen writing console with these features: Full-screen editing usable from any computer Automatic backups of your documents Write full-screen on the road and sync your document back up once you reconnect to the Internet I have long used full-screen text editors for banging out fiction. Having the old-school dark full-screen — free from distractions — makes for the ideal writing environment. Some of the full-screen editors I have used in the past: