Category: Writers

  • Apple is Fighting for YOUR Right to Privacy

    I bitch about Apple being a pain in the ass for not keeping old document formats for me on new systems. I don’t like the Apple store’s “Walled Garden” approach. And I think the newest iPhones are so ugly and crippled that I got a Samsung instead. I disagree rabidly with their “free tech to…

  • The HTTS Q&A Live Chat Replays link

    I’ve now set the replays for the live chats up so that you can view them and get the downloads without having to login. I’ll add each one after any special offers I do in the live chats have expired (so that I don’t end up with dead coupons on permanent pages). Here’s the link:…

  • YES on one-step writer websites, YES to 5 free HTTS Live Chats, now scheduled

    I’ve finally caught my breath on one of the wilder February/March combos I’ve been through. So now it’s time for me to catch up on a couple of things that have been left hanging. Writers’ One-Step Website Software. THAT’s a big YES. First, Dan’s and my question about whether anyone besides me wanted a one-step…

  • Unmissable real-life voyages to the bottom of the sea

    My personal experiences with oceans have been in getting really bad sunburns at the beach a couple of times when I was a kid, and flying over the smaller one twice. But starting from the age of seven, when, on a beach in North Carolina I picked up and examined a dead baby shark, a…

  • Follow-up on my resignation from SFWA, with statement from SFWA’s president

    Where this comes from: A new SFWA member happy to have qualified—who is also one of my writing students—contacted me privately to present misrepresentations of what I said here that were being presented in SFWA’s private forums. I will post MY first reply, the reply from SFWA President Steven Gould, and my definitive response: MY…

  • Building a website that creates and promotes your writing in ONE step

    No big secret that Dan and I are building new software for my sites. He’s developing classroom software for me for the Holly Lisle Online Writing School, and connectivity software for me for Readers Meet Writers. BUT, using the same framework he’s developed, he’s also building replacement writing site software for me for HollyLisle.com with…

  • 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…

  • The Indie Authors’ Advent Calendar? Brilliant!

    I think both readers and writers will find this a simply brilliant idea. A group of writers has banded together to create a series fiction advent calendar. Each of the writers has done a series story, and different parts of it will be posted throughout the advent season. You go to the calendar, click the…

  • The View From Fifty-Four: Writer On A Mission

    Writing was, and is, my passion. I worked at my fiction from the time I was twenty-five until I was thirty-one without ever making a dime, and never begrudged a minute of that time. While I was writing, I was happy. I was creating. I was learning to write better. I was finding my stories…

  • My Letter on the Open Internet to Chairman Wheeler

    We have a chance right now to speak up on either sanctioning or protesting the creation of second-class citizens on the internet. I chose to protest. Thursday, September 11, 2014 Dear Chairman Wheeler,   As someone who built my first personal website back in 1996, and who built my first internet business about ten years…