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Money from Writing Blog Posts

Many of you know I’m a maverick—in my writing and in the promotion I do…  And, it seems apropos to share the etymology of “maverick” from my Oxford English Dictionary: “Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), Texas engine...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 26, 2015

All About Creativity

As many of you know, a recent poll showed that folks most wanted to see blog posts about Reading, Book Promotion, Creativity, & Self-Publishing. So, to begin giving readers what they want, I scoured my sources and I’ll share eight link...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 21, 2015

23 Steps To Quit Your Job And Become A Writer

23 STEPS TO SAFELY QUIT YOUR JOB AND BECOME A FULL TIME WRITER You have a good life. You have a normal, average life. You did not become a state president. You are not homeless, either. You are there, right… Read the rest...
by MCSimonWrites on Jan 21, 2015

ARE YOU A COMMA-MASOCHIST?

Don’t be a Comma-Masochist! Hire a Commakaze! You are a writer. You are a talented, inspired, brilliant writer. Your heart and mind are painting the paper or the screen with beautiful, deep words. Your art is ready… right there in ̷...
by MCSimonWrites on Jan 20, 2015

Publishing Poetry

When I published my poetry book, I didn’t expect many people would buy it (same with my novel); so, I have them both available in free editions, along with the ones folks can buy. Basically, I don’t see giving my books away as some market...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 14, 2015

7 Novels by 7 Women ~ Very Special Limited Offering

Announcing an Historic Event Outside the Box: Women Writing Women.  ON SALE AT ALL MAJOR E-BOOK OUTLETS FEBRUARY 20 ~ MAY 24 NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER ON AMAZON OUTLETS WORLDWIDE From one of the Press Releases: “While mainstream publishing pl...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 13, 2015

Authors Love Interviews

I got interviewed again… Apart from the value it adds to my Author Platform, it was just plain fun. It just happens to be the most personal interview I’ve ever given… But, just before I tell you a bit about it, let me remind you the...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 12, 2015

Newsletter Dec 14, 2014 – Jan 10, 2015

MCSimonWrites Newsletter Dec 14, 2014 – Jan 10, 2015 To all new readers, thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. And to all existing readers, thanks for being near us. Beginning with 2015, we have a new format for our … Read the rest...
by MCSimonWrites on Jan 10, 2015

Will a 50s Era Nanny Rock Around the Clock With Her Widower Employer? Plus a Contemporary Anthology From a Debut Author

by Julia Phillips SmithNew Brunswick author and fellow Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member Nancy Fraser has a new release:Dream Lover"When offered the position of nanny for widowed Eric Garrison’s young children, Hale...
by thepopculturedivas on Jan 8, 2015

Valuable Articles for Readers, Writers, and Publishers

Notes from An Alien (the blog) is four years and one week old. Notes from An Alien (the book) is three years and eight months old—and, you can still download a free copy :-) Counting today’s post, there are 1,091 articles on this blogR...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 8, 2015

Writers In A Surveillance Society . . .

I wrote about an auction PEN American Center was having of hand-annotated books by famous authors but didn’t stress the reason… PEN, which is international, “…has two distinct yet complementary aims: to promote a literary cult...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 6, 2015

BharathAutos 2014 Top Five Cars list – the writers each pick five that impressed them the most this year

Like last-year, this year we are up again with the bharathautos.com 2014 Top Five Cars list – as with previous edition in 2013, the writers each pick five cars that caught their attention big this particular calendar year. BharathAutos 2014 Top Fiv...
by Bharath Autos on Jan 4, 2015

BharathAutos 2014 Top Five Bikes list – the writers each pick five that impressed them the most this year

So here we are once again, rounding up the year that was with the bharathautos.com 2014 Top Five Bikes list – as with previous edition in 2013, the writers each pick five cars that caught their attention big this particular calendar year. BharathA...
by Bharath Autos on Jan 4, 2015

Publishing Predictions for 2015

I have to give a lot of credit to anyone who makes serious predictions about publishing…  In today’s seriously frenzied book-world, predictions can be hazardous… However, Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, has the experience and creden...
by Notes from an Alien on Jan 1, 2015

سید ابوالحسن علی ندویؒ - ایک ہمہ جہت شخصیت

عالم اسلام کی معروف شخصیت مولانا سید ابوالحسن علی ندوی کا ۳۱ دسمبر ۱۹۹۹؁ء کو انتقال ہو ا ۔مولانا موصوف ۱۹۱۳؁ء میں پید ا ہوئے۔ ان کی شخصیت گ...
by Great Urdu Poetry on Dec 31, 2014

شمس العلماء مولانا الطاف حسین حالیؔ....

  شمس العلماء مولانا الطاف حسین حالی ؔ نے اپنی ساری زندگی اُردو کے فروغ اور ترویج کے لیے وقف کیے رکھی،یہی وجہ ہے کہ اس زبان سے محبت رکھنے...
by Great Urdu Poetry on Dec 31, 2014

کہ آتی ہے اردو زباں آتے آتے !....

by Great Urdu Poetry on Dec 31, 2014

2014’s Top 5 Posts for Writers

My blog covers Reading, Writing, and Publishing; yet, the Top 5 posts for the last year are all about writing…  Perhaps readers and publishers want to know about writers—or, my visitors are all writers interested in publishing who, of co...
by Notes from an Alien on Dec 31, 2014

Revision In Writing

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, books or essays, research papers or notes for a speech, revision is critical. Even if your effort feels good and right and adequate, a revision could make it better. Just like scraping ice off a window—...
by Notes from an Alien on Dec 29, 2014

اے قائد اعظم تیرا احسان ہے احسان....

by Great Urdu Poetry on Dec 25, 2014
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