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How to Save $200/Year As a Dictator

This is just a PSA for those of you who–for whatever reason–may prefer dictation to typing, but have run into technical/workflow issues. Perhaps you’d like to dictate anywhere, on the go? And yet have access to all the features of your desktop computer? It’s quite possible. At any rate the following setup works for me….


New blog, new tricks. And: a genre!

Yo! So, the thing is, I’ve been handling this whole “author web presence” thing horribly. No surprise there, I know. I started blogging in 2009, and those old posts are still around, but for the first few years they focused on my software company. Then I blogged about random things that amused me…then I focused…


Pen Names and Reader Targeting

So here’s where I’m at: I have some new stuff coming out soon, only I’m not sure where to put it. Or why. Or even how. Strangely, it’s not because I don’t know how to click “Publish” or the equivalent. I mean, that’s probably not it. Right? Thing is, there are trade-offs involved every step…


I know nothing about email!

Hi! So, here’s the thing. People subscribe to this blog, and I’ve just moved the list away from MailChimp. You guys may or may not receive the emails going forward…I hope you do, of course, as long as you want to. If not, there’s an “unsubscribe” link in every email. But, well, sheesh. I’ve been…


New cool stuff!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Where to start? The new novel is just about finished. I’ll be announcing a preorder on the “New Releases” list–but don’t sign up there yet! I mean, you can if you want to. But. I’ve recently seen hundreds of “new subscribers” to that list. I don’t know why, and…


Something I Happened to Notice

This here is a fairly random observation–but I’m hoping somebody out there can explain things to me. What I did: I forwarded all calls for my cell phone to a different number, purchased for one dollar/month from an online service. I set up a phone book with that service, with numbers divided into various categories…