UPCOMING deletion of 16,000+ writers accounts from my new site

Read instructions below, then begin rescuing your account HERE  DEADLINE March 1, 2016, 11:59 PM ET   This is a long post. I apologize. But I’m looking at the reality of having to delete more than 16,000 writers’ accounts containing more than 100,000 individual writing courses—and I want to give the folks who bought these courses the best chance possible … Continue reading →

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HowToThinkSideways.com Site Move: LAST Chance to Correct Your Account

The move over at HowToThinkSideways.com is starting We’re starting to move member accounts onto the live new software, new domain, and new classrooms this week. In order to receive your new temporary password, you MUST have a working email address in your current account. Here are the steps to make sure you’ll be able to get to your stuff (INCLUDING … Continue reading →

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Round 1 Testing for New Holly Lisle Writing School Website: 39 Volunteers Requested Now

CANCELLED WebinarJam has crashed every time but one on this, with people unable to reach rooms I’m in. I’ve checked my links, I’ve checked their links, and at this point, the only thing I can do to stop wasting people’s time is give up. I’m going to see if there’s some way to do this same process with Skype. I’ll … Continue reading →

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HowToThinkSideways.com will become HollyLisleOnlineWritingSchool.com

How To Think Sideways is going to change domains as well as software. We’ll be moving to Holly Lisle Online Writing school. And we’ll be adding some domains, because while HollyLisleOnlineWritingSchool.com is a good URL from an SEO standpoint, it’s a pain in the ass to type. So HollyLisleOnlineWritingSchool.com will be just the main page, surveys, and the shop,   … Continue reading →

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Isolated Malware Incident: Incident Report for AWeber

After receiving a number of reports from folks who received the Tuesday HTTS newsletter and reported that it was showing warnings that the links connected to malware, I received the following email from Aweber that applies a BROAD stroke of overcompensation on Google’s part: AWeber Network Status July 28, 2015 1:50 PM To: Holly Lisle [AWeber status] Resolved : Isolated … Continue reading →

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I’m back, I’m well, and I’m catching up. Tomorrow…research results.

The image in this post is a tiny slice of my taskbar, with my mail count in bright red on my mail app. Lotta mail. I am dedicating today to catching up—doing the help desk stuff Dan couldn’t (because receipts come directly to me), finding the critical emails in my mailbox and deleting everything that can be deleted, and doing … Continue reading →

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Lessons from the Fall: Beta Test Hell

To see if I could make things easier for writers using the How To Think Sideways site, (still with the shop locked while it awaits installation of the interim site), I put together a beta test site using a theme I thought would help, and a plugin I REALLY thought would help. (Both theme and plugin shall remain nameless because … Continue reading →

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Scheduling a writing life: Follow-up #1

I’m following up on the “How Would You Clear My Schedule” post. First, INTERNS!!! was the cool and awesome suggestion that I leapt on, only to discover that the legal ramifications made it impossible for me to do. (Enormous thanks to Margaret Fisk, who did the research and let me know about this.) There are folks actively hunting for ways … Continue reading →

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The Grueling Revision Of Penitence and Disbelief

Where revision is concerned, making the assumption that you have the process of knocking out an upcoming revision well in hand before you start in is an act of hubris that will be punished by the Manuscript God. This I know, for I have walked through the Valley of What-The-FUCK-Was-I-Thinking many and many a time before, and have had my ass handed … Continue reading →

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