Build a better scammer trap, and the scammers...well, they don't get smarter, but they DO try different tactics. This time around, they're trying to avoid speaking entirely by claiming apraxia - and claiming legit identities.
The dreaded words of social media: "I've been hacked!" It sends chills through an online community. Especially for writers with established platforms. It can happen to anyone. And if you aren't smart about your online habits, it probably WILL.
It feels unreal to say this, but my little writing business officially turns three this week. I can't believe, looking back, that it's been that long. Or that it HAS been that long. Talk about a rush!
Killing off characters is fun (for writers, not readers). But there's a limit; if you take out certain cast members, you end up crossing a line. So maintaining a kill list will help you from eliminating someone you might need down the line in book 5.
If you don't have a collection of rejections, are you even a writer? (No, no you're not) But that doesn't make them any more fun to get. And, sometimes, they can really wear you down. So how can you cope with all of the "NO" coming at you?
"Writing retreat" sets the imagination on fire and gets writers dreaming of focused time with their laptop and notebook. Nothing but seclusion and time to discuss and hammer out trouble sections of their book or essays. And a retreat IS a dream come true. But there are downsides that no one ever mentions. So I'm here to offer both sides of that coin based on my recent excursion to Hawaii.
What's the one thing everyone's doing this time of year? Looking back over their highs and lows, of course. And here at Antihero Kreative, I'm no different. So let's see how 2022 stacked up compared to my previous two years of business, shall we?
No matter what strategy you use to cope with rejection letters, they hurt. And if you're already prone to depression in the dark half of the year, that can make things even harder to deal with. That means you'll need foolproof tools to get you through to happier days.
If you run in writing circles, you've heard the chant, "the robots are coming" shouted in recent years. AI is the newest fad to "come for our jobs." But not really. Because while AI can certainly help out with things, its FAR from taking over the world any time soon.
Okay, so remembering to take photos AT DragonCon was a big failure on my part. And not forgetting my camera was another. But I had my phone with me, and I managed to document SOME of our venture into normality as we attended DragonCon 2022 (and the zoo and aquarium).