Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #23

January 17, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

 

Uh-oh! Had someone done her wrong? A cheating lover? An obnoxious boss or back-stabbing co-worker? Maybe it was time to deal with childhood bullies. Or what if she’s just doing her job as an assassin. Could she be a psychotic killer? Does she have cabin fever after being snowed in for days? Had the local store run out of her favorite coffee/ice cream/coffee-flavored ice cream?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.


Link of the Week – Publishing Trends for 2018

January 16, 2018

Is the future bright or bleak for authors? From marketing and “direct to reader” sales to audiobooks and subscription services, here is a great article from The Written Word with publishing predictions for 2018. Well worth the read, my friends.

https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/2018/01/08/publishing-trends-indie-publishing/


Hump Day Kick Start – Flasher Edition

January 10, 2018

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

Hello, 2018! Has the year started with a jolt? Maybe better than you expected? It’s still early yet. Never know what each day will reveal.

So tell me about today’s prompt. Who are the, er, victims? Just regular fellas minding their own business enjoying an afternoon in the park? Perhaps the younger of the two is on a stakeout. Could the older gent be waiting on his Tinder date? Who is our flasher? Is she really naked? Has she been planted there to distract the men from a crime? Maybe she’s strapped with explosives. Or does she have something even more shocking on—latex, pasties, Justin Beiber bikini?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.


Link of the Week – Rank Stripping

January 3, 2018

Instead of a Hump Day Kick Start today, I am posting a link to writer David Gaughran’s blog Let’s Get Digital. He outlines one author’s ongoing rank-stripping issue by Amazon. It’s a serious problem for innocent authors following the rules and it’s costing time, ranks, sales and marketing dollars. Ultimately, it’s just another punishment to authors trying to get any type of visibility in Amazon’s crowded marketplace using legitimate marketing techniques. It’s an outrageous abuse by Amazon’s KDP program—stripping ranks, deleting reviews, jacking with but buttons, burying discoverability in favor for Select authors, and more!

This is a must read!

https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/new-year-old-problem-innocent-author-rank-stripped-for-third-time/ 

We need to make a lot of noise over this. We must put on pressure for viable change. Spread the word and let Amazon know how you feel.


Happy New Year! 2018

January 1, 2018

MuseTracks wishes you the very best for the new year. May every day of 2018 bring you happiness, love, laughter, and success.


Link of the Week – Opening Champagne with a Saber

December 28, 2017

Today, I give you a special edition Link of the Week. Not sure if you should try this at home or not. I’m thinking I just might try this. I have a champagne bottle that needs opening and a saber, so…

Another great post from The Art of Manliness—How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Saber.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/12/22/open-champagne-bottle-saber/


Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2017

MuseTracks wishes you a safe, joyous holiday filled with peace, love, and laughter.