"On one hand, there is something offensive in the phrase "play to the masses", but unfortunately, that is what many writers do. And "the masses" as well as the powerful in publishing expect it. I noticed recently that most TV…"
"Interesting post. There is lots of bashing of Amazon online but not many try to see it objectively. I guess it's not as much what it does now that concerns people but what it could do if it achieves the world domination and doesn't have…"
"I posted my new short story on wattpad - Amber Spirit.It's a story of an unfulfilled writer.
Spirits only stay on Earth when they have an unfinished business. This spirit tries to finish her business. She needs to find a writing body."
"Great post, Brianne! I understand completely. I also worked in a different profession before becoming a full time writer. I was a computer programmer with a decent salary, but every hour I spent on that job felt like time wasted. Since I quit (and…"
"Oh, Lucille. Now I understand. I'm sorry for you. If I couldn't write anymore, that would be tragic.
I know how much struggle it is to constantly self-promote, but it's the rules of the game. I'm trying. I'm also trying not…"
"Oh, Lucille, thank you. I do have more. Most of my short stories are on my website http://olgagodim.wordpress.com. I'm thinking about putting some of them on Wattpad and see the reaction. At least they will be read, which is what all writers…"
Olga, just a gentle reminder that in the novelist group (as indicated at the top of the page) we don't post links to blog posts. We try to keep the wall for conversation, and if we allow any links to blog posts, they tend to swamp other conversation, so we just don't allow them. Thanks!
Thank you Olga, though I have lived in Japan for years, I am just now wrapping my head around the very complex and layered culture. Makes for very interesting and challenging times, but always something to learn by and grow from.
Hi Olga, I enjoyed your reply to Julie Luek's latest blog post. I hope you are well, and enjoying your writing. I am three years in to my 'new' life as a writer now and can only imagine what you must have learned over ten years. It's always good to hear from others who are 'further down the road' and still hanging on in there. I love the Steinem quote: 'Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.' Better get on with it then!
Thanks so much Olga! I would be very interested in what you thought of my novel -- if you felt like it was something you would be able to review and spread the word on if you liked it, I would be able to give you an e-copy as a review copy? You can download the first four chapters here if you wanted to taste-test!
Hello Olga, thanks for getting back to me - I confess I find this site quite tricky to navigate, and miss things too - I feel like I'm walking in the dark with my hands stretched out in front of me, most of the time! I'm pleased that my blog made you smile; that's what I hope for it.. Hope your writing is going well. Love, Jenny
"I will be re-reading Dan Harris's 10% Happier, with its focus on meditating as a way of reducing stress, quieting the mind's monkey chatter, and becoming a better person. I will also share my gratitude for another day that my son serving…"