Does the world really need another self-indulgent, self-promoting blog?
Of course not. But I do. All writers need a “platform”. The goal is to minimize the neediness while actually helping people learn a bit about me and my work. So, here’s what this blog is and isn’t:
- It’s personal. This is purely about me and my (mostly fiction) writing. If you’re interested in my business and communication work (and I hope you are) check out www.GreatWebMeetings.com and www.RemoteLeadershipInstitute.com.
- It’s about writing. I have written all my adult life, whether it’s standup jokes, spec scripts, 7 non-fiction books, and now my first novel. I love talking writing and hanging with writers. Since I can’t sit down and share a frosty beverage with you all, this will have to do.
- Historical fiction is my favorite, but from time to time we’ll go wherever the muse takes us. As a blog, the focus will be on historical fiction like my novel “Pith Helmets in the Snow”. More importantly, I want to learn about other indie and small-press writers in the field. Every genre seems to have their own little worlds, except for historical fiction. Maybe this will help.
Why historical fiction? Here’s my motto:
Those who don’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Those who do, can’t do a darned thing about it but will see it coming and get to smugly say, told ya.”
Don’t let the weasels get you down folks.