Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday's writing related ramblings - October 21st 2015

Zombies are coming; it's a gathering of hordes!
But I am quite certain you won't need your swords,
Instead of "brains" they're all yelling " cheers!"
And each is loaded down with spirits and beers.
This is different; this is something new...
It seems they plan to celebrate with you!
Every single zombie came all this way,
Just to wish you a very happy birthday!
But be warned: when this day is done,
They'll be back to normal; each and every one!

I sent that to my brother this past Friday to wish him a happy birthday. I thought it would be more fun than just, "happy birthday," or something like that. Not that there's anything wrong with just saying that, but... Well, I was feeling creative, and my brother is a huge zombie fan, has a big enough sword collection to arm quite a large party of survivors in the event of a zombie attack, and usually includes at least one alcaholic drink in his celebrations for most things. So, when tailoring the birthday greeting to his tastes, that's what I came up with.

His response was, "Ahhh... My poor tasty brains!"


Speaking of Zombies... Not to mention other ghastly creatures often associated with holidays like Halloween...

Writer's Treasure Chest are holding their first Halloween poem contest right now.

If you write poetry, you may want to check it out, and maybe enter a poem of your own.


Last week I posted about CreateSpace expanding their distribution. This week it's Smashwords.

I was informed at the end of last week that Smashwords announced a distribution expansion - click on the link for full details.


Feeling frustrated with your writing? Maybe you're about to throw what's known as a creative strop? I wouldn't blame you for doing so... Artists of all kinds have them... In fact, here are 10 benifits of having a creative strop; in case you need a reason - or 10 - to justify it. I bet you feel better already, don't you?

OK, now you're feeling better...

Are you writing a stand-alone story? Or will your book be part of a series? If you haven't thought about it, here are some reasons to consider a series. A series won't work for all books; sometimes there's just no more story to tell. But it's something to consider, if it will work for your book, and if you feel it's the right option for you.

Oh, is your book finnished? Well, if so, here's a 3-step formula for writing blurbs, to help you write a blurb that will increase the chances that people who stumble across your book will be eager to pick it up.


Intense Guy said...


In an ideal world - all zombies are vegetarians...


Victoria Zigler said...

Absolutely... In an ideal world.