OCTOBER PROMO
Promotions / October 9, 2015

I don’t promo well, but my social reality person has gone on the lam, so I’m going to take a stab at it.  I’m offering a big promotional deal to all of my loyal Readers from now until October 23rd.  Here’s what I need from you: 1. Support the NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Fund by going to http://www.adropofinkreviews.com/ and making a donation. In exchange for your donation, you will get five non-DRM books: Veneri Verbum, Grave Beginnings by R.L. Virdi, Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook and Sarah Symonds, Think Happy Club: Friendship by Grace Snoke and Anne Saucer and Rose in the Dark by Casia Schreyer. Any donation gets you five books. All donations will go to the Fund, which supports the development of young writers. 2. Write a review of any book written by a NaNoWriMo writer. Need some recommendations? Ask!  Please post your review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Facebook.  You can post it here, too, for bonus points. (Legal disclaimer: Bonus points are good for exactly squat, diddly, and nada, but are excellent for making your favorite Figment-Writer happy.) 3. Buy a copy of Veneri Verbum in any format. Note that step one can count for this,…

Publishing a NaNoWriMo Book: Saving All the Bits
NaNoWriMo Prep / October 9, 2015

I’ve heard it a million times: “I have this great idea. I can’t wait until it’s time to write.” “Did you write it down somewhere?” “Oh, no. I’ll remember this. It’s good.” Two days later… “I forgot what it was!” I have read that the great Stephanos Reyes (known in your world as Stephen King) does not write down his ideas. If they’re good enough, he’ll remember them when it’s time. While I respect his creative genius and his productivity, most of us need to write things down to remember them. Also, if you’re new to this, having little notes to jar your memory may be what gets you to two thousand words that day instead of petering out at fifty. When I wrote Veneri Verbum, I had little notes on everything everywhere. Okay, my notes were sometimes actual Figments I created, but we’ll work with your world. When you get a great idea, write it down. When you sit to write, put all your great ideas next to you. If you get stuck, pull one of the great ideas. If you have a lot of them, pick the one that works best. If you only have one, toss that…