Archive | January 2018

Let’s Talk: Insidious Chapter Four

REBLOGGED thanks to msydnorjr’s reblog! 🙂 I haven’t watch a horror movie in the past seven years (in the movie theater) so, maybe I’ll check this one out.

Embrace the Madness

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I can say with so much excitement that this is my favorite out of this series.  I couldn’t get enough.  It was a fantastic movie.  I’m so happy they were able to recover themselves greatly.

Seeing the previews, I was excited but still didn’t get the haunting part.  During the movie, I was like that makes perfect sense and flows together so well.  This was the second movie I watched where the audience clapped after the movie ended.  Such an enjoyable horror movie.

So the points I loved in the movie:

  • It was more than a horror movie.  We were dealing with both supernatural and the mundane conflicts.  A perfect blend of action and horror.  Two of my favorite genres.
  • The plot was fantastic and to me everything made sense.
  • I loved the familiar faces and how it combined with the first two
  • I was surprised and I feel like it’s…

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Optimizing Your Books for Amazon Keyword Search…

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by Penny Sansevieri  on Jane Friedman site:

Even though many experts talk about Amazon keywords, categories, and pricing, few experts mention this important fact: Amazon is more a search engine than a store. In fact, Amazon is the “Google” of online buying.

But there is no instant, magic formula when it comes to ranking on Amazon. There’s a lot of shortcut software out there, and keyword apps, but there’s nothing like good, old-fashioned hard work to make your Amazon page soar. Much like ranking on Google, people are always searching for shortcuts, but they rarely work.

When you want your website to rank on Google, you have to think through what keywords you want to rank for. It’s the same at Amazon. 
There are approximately one billion ebook titles and three million print books on Amazon, and, yes, you can still be on page one or claim the number-one title. 
Why?…

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27 Harsh Facts Every New Blogger Should Know About Blogging

REBLOGGED! Great post filled with experiences I can definitely relate to. 🙂 *New Follower Alert*!

Hugh's Views & News

Thinking of starting a blog? Here are 27 harsh facts I’ve learned about the world of blogging since I started my blog in February 2014.

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  1. Blogging can become addictive and take over your life.
  2. You’ll probably lose touch with some friends because you won’t have the time to keep in touch with them anymore.
  3. Readers don’t find your blog, you have to find them.
  4. Just because somebody ‘liked’ your blog post, does not mean they read it.
  5. Just because somebody left a comment on your blog post, does not mean they read it.
  6. Blogging can seriously stress you out and make you feel guilty (if you allow it).
  7. You’ve more chance of winning the lottery jackpot, than one of your blog posts going viral.
  8. Over 81% of bloggers who want to make some money out of blogging, will never earn more than £100.
  9. Not everyone will agree with what you have to say.
  10. Not everyone will…

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Why Social Media Is Stressing Us Out

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Terri Herman-Ponce

Social media is a great thing. It can also be a dangerous thing — to your happiness and peace of mind.

Sure, posting your life stories and thoughts and updates on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or any other social media of choice can make you feel good. It can give you a sense of community or belonging. It can help you make friends and influence people. It can also help grow your business and network.

It can also make you miserable.

According to recent survey statistics, we’ve never felt more alone than we do right now in the 21st century. Despite all the clicking and refreshing, the uploads and likes, the memes and laughs and fuzzy kittens, we’ve become empty. Many people are addicted to social media or, at the very least, are using it to provide a sense of self worth. People not only look for the immediate…

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For the Good of the Order: Writing Goals 2017

REBLOGGED! Phenderson, (love that name) the author of this post shares his trials and triumphs. This — especially this I related to the most: “But getting published is key. Because getting published means my stories will be read. And at heart, I’m a storyteller. I get excited when I think of my stories being read by other people–how they react, what draws them in, what keeps them reading.”

Phenderson Djèlí Clark

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Kicking off another year, looking back on 2016 in my writing life–and what I might hope for in 2017.

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Further Into The Further: Insidous 4

REBLOGGED. I haven’t watched any horror in ages. I’ve only seen the first chapter of Insidious and I enjoyed it! I tried watching the second, but it wasn’t as intriguing. For someone like me who has skipped the previous two do you think it’s okay to hop into number four? Great post, by the way!

Embrace the Madness

insidSo we’re back inside the Insidious series and they have presented a new horror to watch.

Here’s the trailer:

My review of the trailer:

I am not so much interested in this particular ‘demon’ ‘haunting’ as I am interested in seeing Elise and the mystery surrounding the Further.  I would like to know more and the scene with them all coming out of their cells intrigued me.  I’m not sure how the demon of keys fits into this though.

Insidious Chapter 3 left a bad taste in my mouth with it just being so horrible. I laughed during a supposed horror movie.  Not good, not good at all.  So I am not as excited as I was when Insidious chapter two came out.

Insidious Two is my favorite of the series and James Wan directed it not produced it.  And I find I love him directing because he only produced…

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5 Reasons Why Writers Don’t Make Much Money

REBLOGGED! Author Jimmy Norman wrote this post with his wicked sense of humor and truth that if my bladder wasn’t empty, I would have most likely p!ssed my pants (uh is p!ssed even a bad word?!) He’s the author of “Crap is Not a Bad Word and Other Topics Polite People Don’t Discuss”. I look forward to his posts and to purchasing a copy of his book(s) this year. 🙂 We Indie authors need to support one another in any way, shape, or form.

Dysfunctional Literacy

This independent author just looked at his monthly writing income. (image via Wikimedia) The independent author just looked at his monthly writing income. (image via Wikimedia)

It’s not whining for a writer to say that most writers don’t make much money.  It’s simply the truth.  The last time I wrote about writers not making money (this was a couple years ago), some commenters accused me of being a whiner.  I didn’t mean to come across that way (if I even did).  I was just preparing myself and other and prospective authors for what lies ahead if they decide to try to make money from writing.

I don’t make much money from my writing right now.  If you look only at what I made from my writing, the last few years have been financial disasters.  I write my blog for free, and my ebooks are doing okay for somebody in my situation (a blogger who can’t tell anybody in his personal life that he’s…

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