Category: in numinous productions

Why I Want You to Care About Pinterest

Why I Want You to Care About Pinterest

If you’ve read my earlier social media posts, you’ll know I didn’t think too highly of Pinterest. Repinning seemed like nothing more than vanity marketing, raising people’s awareness of me. And hopefully they liked me. But it didn’t translate into clicks back to my website or increased book sales or reviews. Then, just before Christmas […]

July 18, 2016 | Posted in in numinous productions
the impact of the internet on nom de plumes

the impact of the internet on nom de plumes

Pseudonym, nom de plume, pen name… fifty years ago there were a number of reasons why an author might choose to use a different name. Marketabiliy or trying to sell books as a female author in a male skewing market. Genre specificity or ‘I write as this persona for sci-fi and this persona for contemporary […]

June 6, 2016 | Posted in in numinous productions
Balance in Focus

Balance in Focus

This is mostly a post about writing but I think it’s the sort of thing that also isn’t about writing at all. And it’s something I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while. One of the pieces of advice you hear for writers again and again is to keep writing. Don’t get distracted in […]

February 29, 2016 | Posted in in numinous productions
Joss Whedon and the power of hybrid artists

Joss Whedon and the power of hybrid artists

Joss Whedon recently revealed, at Paleyfest NY, that he has made more money from Dr. Horrible than from the first Avengers. While that’s a mind boggling fact, it’s also a perfect glimpse into the power of hybrid artists. There are layer upon layer of reasons he made money with Dr. Horrible; connections between his work […]

October 19, 2015 | Posted in in numinous productions
social media 3 – the remnants

social media 3 – the remnants

I posted previously general thoughts of which social media outlets I really engage with and why. And then the first round of an author’s point of view on the whole thing (or at least this author’s point of view). But that draft was far too long and so we have the undiscussed, the leftovers, the […]

May 18, 2015 | Posted in in numinous productions
social media 2 – the author version

social media 2 – the author version

I posted previously general thoughts on the different social media outlets I engage with and why. But, as an author, there’s a different piece to the whole equation than just what I enjoy. Part of being an author in this day and age is building your brand, expanding your readership and connecting to your readers. […]

April 20, 2015 | Posted in in numinous productions
social media

social media

I think most blogs at some point have a post discussing social media. It’s such a huge part of blogging and being an author and the book community and yet has so many different facets. We engage in the different outlets for promotion and for connection and for fun. So, this is the first in […]

January 26, 2015 | Posted in in numinous productions
adventures in audiobooks

adventures in audiobooks

I hadn’t planned on doing an audiobook. I hadn’t really planned on much of anything. When I first decided I was going to self-publish Tattered Heart it was just going to be an ebook for who knows how long. Then, maybe, something hard copy. And that was it. But I got a request through goodreads […]

June 4, 2014 | Posted in in numinous productions, Life, Tattered Heart
opening weekend box office

opening weekend box office

In Hollywood a film’s success is determined by it’s opening weekend box office. I’m not saying it’s any indication of the quality of a film. But it’s the indicator everyone uses. Though I have a world of thoughts about why it isn’t a good idea for studios to base their business model around opening weekend […]

March 5, 2014 | Posted in in numinous productions
why self-publish?

why self-publish?

I think probably the first question people have when you tell them you intend to self-publish a novel is, why? Don’t you want a book you can hold in your hands and find while browsing the shelves of your library or in a bookstore? And my answer would be, “Yes. Of course I do.” Those […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in in numinous productions