Aunty Acid is back!! Thank you so very much for the giggle, TSRA! We are grateful!
Oh – how we all waited for our beloved Maxine. We missed her so much!! Thank you for the giggles, Story Reading Ape!
I found this fantastic blog post about building worlds and drawing maps on The Story Reading Ape’s blog. It’s a guest post, written by Jaq D Hawkins. What a very informative post. Thank you, Jaq.
I’ve been a Fantasy reader pretty much all of my life, but I’ve never been enamoured of maps. It isn’t that I have trouble reading them; I’ve travelled many real places relying on the navigation of accurate maps and find them very useful. However, a map of an imaginary place in the beginning of a new book is fairly meaningless to me until I’m well immersed in the story and the occasional glimpse back at the map at the front can provide perspective on where places relate to one another.
Even then, I’ve often held the opinion that lazy writing is what makes the image necessary, even though maps characterise the epic tales from such luminaries as J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin.
Thank you so very much for Aunty Acid, Story Reading Ape! We all can use a laugh! It feels good and I’m sharing the smiles!
Thank you so very much for your Monday Funnies, TSRA! I found these memes so hilarious. I had a great laugh!
Thanks so much, Story Reading Ape, for another set of hysterical Monday Funnies. I had a good laugh with those.
The Story Reading Ape makes us giggle with his Halloween themed Monday Funnies. Thanks so much for the smiles!
On ‘The Story Reading Ape’s’ blog I found the link to a fascinating and very educational article concerning self-publishing and PR for self-published writers. Thank you so much Helen Baggott!
on Self Publishing Advice:
PR can feel like a mystery to writers. It’s done by experts and those in the field or the industry. But author member, Helen Baggott is here to remove the mystery and tell us how we can DIY PR as indie authors.
When I talk to other authors about their marketing strategy, how they plan to recoup their costs, I tell them, ‘No one will knock on your door and ask if you’ve written a book’. Authors have to reach out to readers.