‘Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies’ – A Video Game Review

[00:00:01] Today, I’m doing something a little bit different. I’m reviewing a video game. It’s a mystery video game and it’s made by Her Interactive, and I have to tell you right up front to be honest that I’m being paid to talk about the product. So just so we’re clear on that. But this is an honest review of this mystery game: Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies, which is pretty cool. So let me show you the features of this game. (See the video below.)  Continue reading “‘Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies’ – A Video Game Review”

You Don’t Have to be a Tech Wizard to Self-Publish

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I’ve been self-publishing my books since 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Even so, it doesn’t take a tech genius to self-publish one’s work.

The more difficult part is developing a marketing and promotional strategy. However, being a self-published author gives you maximum flexibility, in terms of releasing your work in different media and adapting it as you wish.

There’s also the added benefit of letting you choose what to publish, in terms of content and length. Indie authors don’t have word count requirements or deadlines (other than those that are self-imposed).

For that reason, I’ve started a free tutorial series on YouTube, in which I talk about my own self-publishing journey and provide resources for those of you interested in going indie.

I kick off with one in which I talk about why you should self-publish.

The cheat sheet I mentioned is here.

My Udemy course on mystery writing is half-price until Jan. 31, 2019. Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn more!

And today is Australia Day. So take advantage of the discount prices on Kobo for these books! These bargains run from Jan. 24 to 28, 2019, so it’s part of the Australia Day weekend, I guess! 🙂

Least Wanted

The Planck Factor

Get ’em while you can! 🙂

Escape to the Oregon Coast

Traveling to Oregon is usually something we do in the summer. But, we decided to brave the elements for another family reunion. We also decided to jointly rent a place on the Oregon coast.

Despite the fact that my Botox injections for dystonia seemed to have done nada, I gathered my strength (and tried not to freak out about the whole thing), packed a bag, and made the plane trip without passing out or falling down a set of stairs or escalator. Something I’ve done before—anyway, I made it alive and (mostly) well.

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Do You Want to Write for a Living?

Many people think that it is awesome to write for a living. I won’t say it’s a bad way to live, but making a career in writing takes time and effort. And making money at it also takes time and effort.

There is an awful lot of advice out there (you know, “out there” 🙂 ) about what it takes to make a living as a writer. For my own part, luck has played a huge role in my own writing journey. However, you know what they say about making your own luck.  The answer is, “Yes, you can!”

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