Books vs Kindles

Had an interesting chat, yesterday, about kindles vs books. My friend, who has spent years teaching reading, said she wondered whether our brains were wired to cope with only reading something off a screen. She did concede she might be influenced by her bias towards...

How to spot spam.

How do you spot a spammer on your blog? 1. They use terminology which implies you’re a man, when your name and photo clearly show you’re a woman. Unless, the unplucked hairs on the upper lip are causing some confusion! 2. They thank you for the...

Tips for newbies.

Tips for beginners/self-publishers. 1. Don’t leave a double space between each paragraph. It screams “AMATEUR!”. It might look good when you’re writing an email, or posting in a blog, or some other venue on-line but it doesn’t work in...

The Wonder Dog is in Disgrace.

As I’m typing there is a small, high-pitched whine coming from the direction of the kitchen door. I’m choosing to ignore it. Rex the Wonder Dog is in disgrace. It doesn’t help his cause that I am already seriously sleep-deprived due to his nocturnal...