AdvicetoWriters.com

Stuck?  Uninspired?  Bored?

Check out AdvicetoWriters.com.  I recently stumbled upon it.

It’s a simple collection of great quotes by well known and lesser known authors.  Check it out for wise counsel, a little inspiration or just to kill 20 minutes of a boring afternoon.

Cycling Across Ohio Dude!

As an executive member of Columbus Creative Cooperative, it’s my duty to inform you that I’ll be cycling across Ohio this weekend!

250 miles along Historic U.S. Route 40 over three days should be a great time.  If you haven’t yet, check out The Water Cycle Project (www.WaterCycleProject.org) and consider making a donation.

Also, check for updates on the blog and on the Water Cycle Project’s Facebook page this weekend as we post from the road.

It’s a great cause, and a zero-overhead organization.  You can also join us for our Circum-Ohio trip this fall – 900 miles around the perimeter of Ohio.

Nothing gets the old creative juices flowing like 17 hours on a bike seat!

6 Reasons to Avoid GoDaddy for Your Author Website

Setting up a website and integrating yourself into online networks is an important step for an author.

There are a lot of good ways to do it, and a lot of bad ways too.  Sometimes what appears to be the cheapest option is not the best.

This is a great article on why GoDaddy might not be the best option.  From my experience as a web developer, it’s all very true.

Read: http://www.authortechtips.com/6-reasons-authors-should-avoid-godaddy/

Good Reads – Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl

Most of us know Roald Dahl for his imaginative children’s books- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fastastic Mr. Fox and so on.

Several years ago I was first exposed to Tales of the Unexpected, a collection of short stories he wrote mainly in the 1940s, and was pleasantly surprised by his fiction for adults.  All of the darkest elements of his children’s stories come together in poignant, funny tales of life and death and self-ruin.

His collections of short stories for adults demonstrate the same creativity as his chidren’s books, but combined with a mature, sinister realism and sharp wit.  His sardonic tales of irony and just deserts are contemplative, but still entertaining, light reads.

If you’re into short stories, Roald Dahl is a master.  This ain’t your granpappy’s chocolate factory.

Get it for a few bucks on Amazon here.