Claudia Osmond ~ Reader, Writer, and Ruminator

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Readers and Authors: What’s Your Opinion?

In a peek inside my head, It's all perspective on September 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

Seems I’m not the only one talking about readers promoting authors and authors promoting other authors. Apparently there is much buzz about it in the blogosphere.

So, further to my previous “The Four Letter Word” post over there —> I came across a like-minded post here by author Mindy Klasky.

What’s your opinion? Readers, is it appropriate for authors to ask you to help promote them? If yes, how should it best be done? If no, why not?

And, authors, do you think you should help promote other authors? If you think yes, why? If you think no, why not?

Wall or Canvas?

In a peek inside my head, It's all perspective on June 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I hate staring at walls. Do you know what I mean? Those walls that seem to pop up and plunk themselves right in front of you, implying there’s no chance of you ever walking around, climbing over, or digging under them. Those walls that have no footholds, cracks, or loose bricks in them; not allowing you the slightest peek or even hint of what lies on the other side. You know those walls? Has one ever plunked its heavy, imposing, perfectly opaque bulk in front of you?

There’s been one in front of me for quite some time. And I’m tired of staring at its soul-sucking nothingness.

Time to get the paints out and make it a canvas.