Saturday, March 21, 2020

Free this weekend

Since there's not a lot to do this weekend, enjoy the first of my Charlie Hobbs series for FREE and find out how it all begins. In a rollicking combination of “Catcher in the Rye” and “Little Big Man,” Ride with Charlie Hobbs as he leaves the farm, finds himself in bordellos, saloons, stage robberies, and more! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q646JB4
Don't forget it's FREE!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Woke up this morning with good news from Kindle. My latest, Once Upon a Time With Grandpa is now available in paperback.  

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Your chance to get Once Upon a Time With Grandpa

Can John Wayne, Wyatt Earp, and Butch Cassidy be in the same story? It can happen in Once Upon a Time With Grandpa. http://amazon.com/author/jamesrickard

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Once upon a time

                                

                                                
                                               amazon.com/author/jamesrickard

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Top of the world, Ma! (and a free link to boot)

I guess being Number One in anything is an accomplishment.  I have the No. 1  FREE   45 minute read on Kindle this weekend.   It's a story I wrote a while back called Left-Handed Gringo.  It starts out as a revenge tale but ends with a nice twist.  Here's a link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RT117G8 .

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Is Social Media write for me?

EXCUSE THE PUN 

People often wonder if Social Media will help their writing.  What does that mean?  Making a quick post on Facebook probably won't do much to improve your writing.  However, a format that limits your wordiness may be of benefit.  Instead of saying someone was really mad, you can trim it up by saying they were enraged. Yeah, it's only one word, but you get the idea.

Others use Social Media as a method of promoting their writing.  Can this be done?  Is it right for you?  If you're self-published, you may employ Social-Media to hawk your talent.  However, be wary NOT to fall into the trap of "hanging out" with other writers instead of readers.  Writing groups are fine and you may even find tips to improve your writing.  However, it's imperative that you make progress into something besides being just a paper tiger.  Promotional groups or reading groups are what you need.  Otherwise, you may end up getting dozens of "likes" on a post but not making any sales.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Write for the Open Notebook

The Open Notebook is a “non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to help science, environmental, and health journalists at all experience levels sharpen their skills.” They welcome pitches for brief guides, story-behind-the-story interviews, and reported features. They pay $500 for brief guides (750 words), $750 for interviews (1,500 words), and $1,000 for reported features (1,500 words). For details, read their submission guidelines.