Three Ways to Make Resistance Irrelevant and Win the Struggle to Create and Market Your Art
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When they leave a comment on the blog, read it, maybe, but don’t respond.
If they ask a question on social media or by email, ignore it.
Don’t offer new information, say, by posting to your blog or updating your website.
Instead, disappear for weeks at a time.
If you want to compete in the business of being an author in 2016 you had better be approachable and responsive.
Or someone who is will take your readers.
And their money.
Sigil. calibre (yes, with a lower-case first letter.) There’s even one called Hamster.
If you’ve ever searched for a tool to convert your manuscript to an ebook, you’ve come perilously close to drowning in geekness.
Stop. Step back. Put down the chainsaw; you don’t need one to make a toothpick. Especially if you already have a box of toothpicks.
Everything I say in the rest of this post will have exceptions. I’ll mention a few at the end, but if your manuscript doesn’t fall into the exceptions, don’t go to exceptional lengths to get the job done.
Ginger had been sitting very still, looking through the kitchen door, hoping he could dash through the kitchen door when it was open and out through the dining room. But he could never tell when the door was going to open. Boom! It would open and someone would come through. Then it would just slam shut again.
He started to get worried and without realizing it he stood up. When he moved, the chef saw him out of the corner of his eye. He looked up and there was a cat in his kitchen! The chef screamed in Japanese and he threw a great big meat cleaver at Ginger. (more…)