adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Good Reads (and Writes?)

The GoodReads site remains a somewhat iffy proposition for me with my connection -- sometimes it's usable, sometimes nothing will work. Nonetheless, I've taken control of my published work there and now have an 'author' account. It is important to get out there and network and it would seem one of the better sites to target.

Not that I won't use GoodReads to find and talk about books, like most of the members. I should be easy enough to find, if you're a member there, or go to http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5347748.Stephen_Brooke  for my page. 

I've been spending a lot of time on the publishing and designing side of the job lately, and not doing that much writing. Almost no poetry, but that has always tended to come in clumps. I have been working on my short stories some and may have a collection ready down the line or, at least, be getting more of them out to magazines.

Some are 'by' my alter-ego, Branford Perry. Using a nom de plume gives one a certain freedom to utilize ones own personal experiences in a fictional narrative. No need to stick to the facts -- this happened to ol' Branford, not me!

Speaking of magazines, 'The Arachis Review' (or whatever it ends up named) is still only a thought. Eventually I should be able to get it up and running and, perhaps, carry on where I left off with 'Peripheral Vision Magazine.' Not any time soon, though.

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