• April 2017
    Terrific essay! At some level, most things I do are for love - of the natural world or of people in it, including friends, family, and self. But I've never thought of things that way before. It should give me much more joy to realize that what I do...
  • December 2016
    I can understand the problems of the the "not-up-to-speed-reader." I read a lot - maybe two or three hours a day, but because I'm a slow reader, I don't read that much - perhaps fifty pages a day. And I also have several books going at any one time,...
  • November 2016
    Brava! Persistence is a virtue. You have given me new hope for maybe finishing a novel (or three) lying around my office in fragments. One NaNoRiMo effort left me with several novel chapters but nothing coherent. Maybe I can stitch them together...
  • November 2016
    Thank you for this. Self-publishing and assisted publishing seem to be the way to go. Oh, and yes, there's "Lab Girl," too. Check it...
  • July 2016
    Amen! Thanks for putting this all in perspective.
  • June 2016
    Amazing compilation of resources. I read through every one, and copied the URLs, onto a sheet with the title, "Links for building an author platform." This past week or so I've been trying to work on improving my "platform." This was so timely!! 
  • June 2016
    Thanks! Never knew about geotagging! And mentioning twitter followers is probably a good way to get their attention. Everything scrolls by so fast, and I only look at it once or twice a day.
  • May 2016
    Good advice for digging in. It's not so easy writing about one's own life.
  • April 2016
    Terrific! Isn't it fun to relive your past life through past writing? I've been doing that lately, too, although not with floppy discs. Rather, I've been sorting through old typewritten manuscripts as well as some old tape-recordings. I, too, have...
  • March 2016
    Great post! I, too, have always been reluctant to self-promote--on any topic. So people I've known for some time are often surprised to find out about things I've done/accomplished. I'm not really an introvert (although not a strong extrovert...

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