WG2E and me
Well, I have something exciting to tell you…although, I’m a bit trepidatious about it. I think that’s a good thing, though.
I’ve written before about The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing.
Somebody in my inner circle approached me about writing and promoting a book, and I recommended WG2E as a resource.
Well, I was flattered and intrigued when D.D. recently wrote me, inviting me to be a regular contributor to WG2E.
I’m very careful about committing to anything…my word if my bond. My family kids me about that…I won’t commit to picking up apples on the way home, verbally, unless I would sacrifice a great deal to accomplish it. I tend to say things like, “Sure, I’ll try to do that.”
I don’t think this will overly burden me, though. We’ve agreed that what I give D.D. for WG2E will be a non-exclusive license…that means I could use it here, if I find it would otherwise interfere with what I do here.
I’m going to be writing those pieces for writers, and while I do address writers here from time to time, that is a different market. My guess is, though, that you wouldn’t mind that. Feel free to let me know if you think you would.
D.D. made the announcement today:
As regular readers know, that article title shows that D.D. and I don’t agree on everything stylistically. Yes, apparently D.D. is what I call a “serial punc”…someone who uses multiple punctuation marks at the end of a sentence, like !!! or ??? However, I’m smart enough to know that’s just a pet peeve of mine…even though it makes me tweak, I can get myself not to judge people based on that.
My pieces will appear on the second Saturday of the month (starting this month, so December 10) and I’ll be able to submit them ahead of time. We’re looking at 500 to 1,000 words, typically. I made myself a commitment to average 1,000 words a day in this post, and I do that easily. I kidded with my Significant Other on that…I jokingly said that I can yawn 500 words.
D.D. wanted a picture, and as you know, I don’t usually do that. I did create an image, though…
It’s a picture I took with my Samsung Captivate in my library, and then I ran it through an app called Paper Camera to give it a cooler effect.
I was going to post the image here, and then it hit me that the cover I’m using on the Fire is probably under copyright protection, so I need to ask for permission first. If I get it, I’ll add the image here.
The one on your left is a hardback copy of The Wizard of Oz I have…it’s over one hundred years old. On your right is my Kindle Fire, Schwinn, showing the cover for The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection from MobiReference.
I actually don’t recommend that collection for people who just want to read the Oz books, because it contains an Oz rarity that has a lot of ethnic humor, including the use of the “n word”. I understand wanting to include it for completeness, but for kids reading through the series, I think it’s jarringly out of place compared to the so-called “Famous Fourteen” original Oz books.
Just thought you’d want to know…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.