A few years back a good friend patiently explained something to me. “There are two parts to becoming a published author. One is the craft of writing and the other is the business of writing. They are two entirely different skillsets.” He was quite right. These days, the business of self publishing not only includes … More An Author’s Journey: Part Five – Self Publishing
Space Travel Fair Warning: This segment and the next one of An Author’s Journey are going to wax a bit technical. Robert A. Heinlein stated that “Once you reach Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), you are halfway to any place else in our solar system. Jerry Pournelle goes into much more detail on why this is a truism … More An Author’s Journey – Part Three
Last week, I posted a brief tutorial on how to use Audacity to create your own audiobooks. Now, I’ve decided to share some of my experiences during the creation of my latest project. First, a little background… I’ve recorded some short tales and a friend’s poem in order to test and hone my skills. This … More Audiobook Project – Part 1
This is a call for help to all the friends and fans of Joe Bethancourt. As reported by Robert Zucker: On Saturday, April 30th, Joe’s home in Phoenix was heavily damaged by fire. Joe, his wife Cher, their rescued animals and Joe’s instruments all made it out safely. The house will have to be completely … More Joe Bethancourt Needs Our Help!
I recently found a set of old cookbooks that are long out of print and out of copyright. I thought my fans might find them amusing. Click this for the download page. I would love to hear from anyone who actually tries some of the recipes and will let us know what they think.
If you have any interest at all in creating independent video productions, then you need to check out this new group. By independent productions, I mean anything from a simple book trailer to a full-length movie. The Creative Commons Film Group is dedicated to using Free and Open Source tools to help visual artists achieve … More Creative Commons Film Group
I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at … More Old Farts!
Like everyone who ever spends time surfing the net, I run into things that are really neat and I want to share with my friends. So, I’m going to start adding posts like this one. From now on, when you see the subject line NeatNetNews, the content will be a handful of links that may … More NeatNetNews
My wife is not a computer geek. Neither is she an engineer, mechanic nor captain of industry. She is however, highly skilled at several crafts that leave me in awe. Her day job is in a fabric and craft store. From experience, she can attest to the fact that the great majority of folks are … More The Price of Experience
I read some interesting comments on “The Other Side” blog and a couple of friends asked me related questions in the last few days. This looks like a good time to share some more of my creation process. The Other Side link takes you to the blog of a Young Adult paranormal author by the … More The Backstory