Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Camelot & Vine," a novel, available everywhere online
"Act as If," a humor column for NowCasting.com.
"Portraits," a short story in the anthology "Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition"
"Things," an essay, in the Adams Media collection, "A Cup of Comfort for Christmas."
I've got two short stories (flash fiction) online at http://rosecitysisters.blogspot.com/
"This could be just me, but I'll tell you my experience.
I used Smashwords. It's free and very easy. I had a designer put the book into InDesign before I uploaded, so it looks professional and not just a pdf uploaded from my…"
"They were very helpful. Charming, sure.
Some services have online chat, which works out as something between a phone call and an email. I've found that to be useful at times with services other than publishing."
"I was surprised to find that CreateSpace had live help, and they were very responsive! They have a system on the website where you can click to have someone call you. You choose "right now" or "in five minutes." And they do!…"
"Twisted Wave is another program that's popular with audiobook pros.
And keep your pace relatively slow. Not so slow that you bore the listener, but keep in mind that you know the story inside and out, and your listener needs a teeny bit of time…"
"It can be really cheap, Regina. I know one audio pro who used to tell his students if they couldn't make a sound booth they could make a tent with a thick blanket and that will deaden a lot of outside sound. Many pros use moving blankets,…"
"I believe I paid $25.00 to CreateSpace. This includes a listing on Amazon.com. If you want fancy typesetting, etc. they will do that for an additional fee. I wanted more control over that aspect of the book, so I hired a typesetter for InDesign, and…"
"I had no problems with Createspace. Did you try their phone service? They are responsive and helpful. You input your number and they'll call you within 30 seconds or 5 minutes, your choice. And they actually do it.
They'll give you a…"
"Good suggestions from the others. I would also take into consideration that you're going to have to say it in conversation. Practice it out loud. Does it sound like you talking, or does it sound stiff? Keep working it until you've got…"
"Learning and paying it forward: all good! I'm finding out that I can't do all the social media, don't want to spread myself too thin. Also, I'm not really good at Twitter and I don't get Tumblr, so I stick to Facebook,…"
"Thanks for making a connection. I'm all over the place with social media which usually seems like I'm not there much in one place at time, but I'm working to get better at the whole thing. I'm all about learning what I can and…"
I've had good luck with CreateSpace. I paid the minimum, uploaded the book and began selling it. I spent money on things like editing, proofreading and cover design here in my own community. CreateSpace amazed me every time by…"
Thanks for making a connection. I'm all over the place with social media which usually seems like I'm not there much in one place at time, but I'm working to get better at the whole thing. I'm all about learning what I can and paying it forward in any way I can.
I meant when the anime character's face becomes distorted because she is embarrassed or upset and you have to say "gaa" or something like that. It's your voice, not an engineered sound, and I wondered what the script said. My first anime series was Samurai Champloo, which had natural looking characters, except for one, and I expanded out into other series (for research) and was fascinated by the facial templates for embarrassment, rage, sorrow, fear, etc.
While hiking, do you carry your camera? What camera do you use...do you go digital or 35mm? I love your portfolio on redbubble and have just tweeted it!
An actress...you've got courage...moxie. (Love that piece in Lost In Yonkers...the movie...where Richard Dreyfuss explains moxie! Would love to see the play.)
I've also just completed my first novel, Blue Psyche, but have just about decided to publish/market it myself because, from what I hear, you must market your work, anyway. Your Camelot & Vine sounds fascinating! I like your protagonist's name, Casey Clemens - I go by my last name as a nickname. ;^ )
I think I like the second one best. Although, how old is Darya? If she is older than 18, then perhaps the third one would look more appropriate. Also, I think Squirrel Magic sounds better than Squirrel of Magic. Just a thought...:)"
"The copy of Green Prints "The Weeder's Digest" came today, and it's really a very attractive publication with all sorts of upbeat gardening stories and poetry in it. I am on pg 73 under Broken Trowel and it's not listed in…"
"Smashwords will assign their own ISBN to your work. There's no charge. Takes some time to do the formatting, but what's great about Smashwords, is that once you've uploaded, they convert your book to all the different files and you…"
"Wendy, what is the charge for Smashwords? I have been so busy between writing and now, taxes, that I've lost touch with the different computer apps. Can you tell me what you're trying to do through Smashwords?"