At a work-related training session recently we were told about The Chimp Paradox, a book by Prof Steve Peters. I haven't read the book yet but apparently, the prof says that there are two parts in the human brain: chimp and human. When one is faced with a problem - like an exam - the … Continue reading The Chimp Paradox
There's a new Giveaway on Instafreebie (well, there always is) but this one has previews of my Choices and Other Stories and Arnos Hell. There's stuff by lots of other writers too and all free so why not try the May 2018 Fantasy Extravaganza ? Kudos to Emerald Dodge for organising it all.
Today I gave up on Mailchimp. Last night I spent two hours trying to design a newsletter. This morning I spent three more. When I tried to send it some annoying red writing told me there was default text still in it. I looked until I was blue in the face but could find no … Continue reading Mailchimp no more
I just looked at all those 'Follow' buttons on the right side of my blog page and felt guilty. Why should anyone follow me? I don't know where I'm going. Happy New Year
Calibre is a free program that lets you download, read and convert ebooks and even send them to another device. The converting might be the best bit of all. A publisher sent me a book to review in mobi file. I sent it to my kindle address. All I got on my kindle was a … Continue reading In Praise of Calibre
I think I sent my first newsletter today to people who joined my mailing list through Instafreebie and got free books. I think I sent one. I may have sent two. Around lunchtime, I sent a welcome to the mailing list. Then I noticed you can set it up to automatically send a welcome when someone … Continue reading Is there a Mailchimp for chimps?
I Cracked the Meatgrinder! It had to be done. Today I sat down with the word file of a book and followed Mark Coker's step by step instructions in Smashwords Style Guide to get it accepted for all formats on Smashwords. I have previously gone to Draft2Digital and used their converter for my self-published works … Continue reading I cracked the Meatgrinder!