In this next installment of Modern Persuasion character profiles, we are at the last of the characters inspired by one of my friends. Patrick, like Christi, are two of the people closest to me in my life. Some of the details about Patrick are inspired exactly by the real man, but others were tweaked a… Continue reading Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Patrick
I was going to share an update about my Wikipedia bullet journal today and then decided: nope, I have something bigger to talk about. As I continue to evolve this blog into my passions, I have realized that no bloggers are talking about Wikipedia. Nobody really seems to focus on how they use it, how… Continue reading Wikipedia for Everyone: My Editing Story
I love my personal Instagram account. Virtually everything is added from places I visit to pictures of Cedric Doggery. Let’s be honest, Cedric is the primary subject of my pictures. Some pictures are really good and others cause people to cringe (mostly my sister). Why A New Account? I had to ask myself an important question… Continue reading Modern Persuasion – I Have a New Instagram Account!
I am starting a new thing here on the blog. Each month I am going to feature a new Pinterest board from my account. These are things that are primarily related whatever project I am working on be it Austen inspired, content for another book or story, Wikipedia, bullet journaling, or something new that comes… Continue reading Pinterest Board of the Month: Jane Austen
Last year I lost the first of my grandparents and about a month later I officially lost both grandmothers. In the year since I have had a chance to spend time with both my grandfathers. I see my Grampa in Boston all the time since I live so close. This year he turned 97 and… Continue reading Goodbye Poppop: A Dedication to My Grandfather
I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It’s something that developed when I move to Massachusetts. As a result, I hate February because that’s when it hits me. This is the time of year when I am moody, a little depressed, and prone to big changes. The changes typically come after I have acknowledge that I am… Continue reading Time Management: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Victor is not a major character, but because he was inspired by one of my friends, I want to include him in our character profiles. Three characters in the book are inspired by my friends. I already did a profile for Christi, but this month we are going to meet the remaining two. Let’s start… Continue reading Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Victor
This past weekend was an annual book event called Pulp & Press. It is done at Mill No. 5, an old mill that has been converted into a spot to shop locally. I have talked about the Mill before. Serpentine Books is there. I am frequently at the coffee shop to write or meet people.… Continue reading Recap of Pulp & Press: Adventures and Lessons
I was going to write a follow up about an event I attended this past weekend, but a conversation has been happening in my world and coming from multiple directions. I feel the need to write about it. What is the issue: the cultural currency that is ‘likes’ on Facebook and other social media. Cultural… Continue reading A Currency of Culture: Likes!
One of the big parts of promoting a new book is creating a press kit. This is a set of documents that journalists and bloggers can use to help write about you and your book. It includes the press release about the book, photo of the author, and a list of frequently asked questions. It… Continue reading Building a Press Kit- Ask Me Anything!