November 5, 2015

SOMEONE IS OUT THERE?

Once I mastered the writing of a novel and needed to publish and promote the book, I wondered 'Is there anyone out there?' WOW! Did I learn there were! Right now the biggest social places are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and many more . . .

While writing the book there is a flood of HOW-TO: for editing, and of course, a website, launch page and to collect readers through email promotion. There are sites to show your progress in writing: Wattpad, Jukepop, Scribd., Bubblish, just to name a few. Once the book is finished there are more opportunities, of course the HOW-TOs: to publish on CreateSpace, Smashword, and Amazon Kindle, and Kindle of Kids, with editors and formatting helpers. And also out in the vast web are the HOW-TOs for selling at ebook stores Gumroad,Goodread and Libraries just to name a few. Then comes the infoproducts and the HOW-TOs: podcast, make video trailer, voice over, etc.  PLUS,  more helpful sites free or with fees to master any problem any author has with promoting and marketing. I never knew publishing a story was a vast fast pace side around the web.
  
Someone is out there. WOWED! I must admit sorting through the grab bag is an education. I watch, listen, and take notes. The WELLS RUN DEEP! Yes, I have pay helpers, Fivver.com. Watch an amazing amount of webinars, that are worth any author's time with helpful hints, and of course, courses to buy. I use all theses bits and pieces to travel around the vast web to use all who can helped me. 

We live in a vast productive time with many options. Once there was radio, as a child on Saturday mornings listening and enjoyed stories, then as teenager watched local television that ran until midnight with a the test patterns that buzzed, or listened to the rockn'roll stations from Denver and Texas. Today we have the explosion of media, from once records, to tapes, to CDs, and DVDs, to today streaming songs and movies free or for a small charge on computer or TV screens, and on smart phones.  

Today the variable in writing and reading is amazing, fantastic, awesome, unbelievable and always CHANGING.

I am the creator, the writer, the publisher, the marketer, my own promoter. As an author, I run my whole business from my computer with more exposure, more earnings, with different products. My new title is AUTHORPERNEUR,
an expert, that means exclusive e-publisher of my books

Need help email me! 

November 2, 2015

WEBS of ATTACHMENT

The long web . . .


There are friends out there!
The virtual web is long lines that attached somewhere. I needed to find out where and to whom for my stories, especially Rhyonna's Flight, and I hoped to put some of my storytelling on video or audio. Actually was like I dangled out in space on a bouncing line in nowhere, confused by all the banners, ads, movie promotions with flashing lights waiting for a spider to eat, I liked spiders. Frankly, I was lost on a busy noise street downtown in the gigantic city, when I'm from the open, simple country with grass, trees, flowers and music flowing happily on two lanes, not multi lanes going in all directions. Finally, I went through google.blog, then bought a that website, bobbiestoryportfolio. Now I have two other blog sites, blobblobandblogging. And when the faeries and elfin stories arrived, I started Elfin and Faery Tales, now I have a website, Bobbie Kinkead. Then Facebook appeared, then twitter about the same time. These are easier for me and social; the web does attach to others!

October 29, 2015

Others on their side receives the story their way.


The hope of a story is to invoke a vision for a word, stating visual accounting of what is in a scene. Sometimes the visual account is a word list. An example in this sentence, “Rhyonna’s had mud mixed with hairy gray fluff on her hands, yellow dress, and wings.” Hopefully, the reader/listener inside their visual mind travels through the list to Rhyonna’s muddy hands, then to her muddy spotted, crumpled yellow dress, and to her tattered, gray hanging wings, the way the reader/listener saw the scene.
The reader/listener fills in the details they imagine and see in their mind. This is the magic of writing and storytelling. The other on their side receives the story their way. Like the two ways of setting up a website, the back end is what the technicians set up, the front end is what the viewer sees. Or, the computer with its programs has a special language and many experts created the programming for everything we do with the computer on on the web. This is also the magic of video games children love. Many created the visuals, pixel by pixel; a child intently plays the game as an interactive adventure to pursue. The child builds a visual story. Much as we drive a car knowing little about the motor, gears, brakes, use of fuels: we turn a key and guide it going on our adventure story.? And how much went into the work for a book held or story hear; the back story is not read. Much as a piece of art! a sewn quilt, a house or apartment we live in, the tap water we drink, and on and on.


The simplified front story is the magic we play and live in everyday. Who can or wants to measure the back story that created all of this for us to enjoy? No me, just enjoy!

October 19, 2015

Books as SERIALS

I've done a lot of looking at the e-publishing, web digital writing market. I'm a senior and seen a lot of changes which started for me in 1984, when joining SCBWI, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. At that time the libraries had their funding cut, and the bookstores emerge.  Today lots of change in book publishing, the booming e-publishing where authors write, product, and market their own stories. 
-->Millions of ebooks are sold!  Soon readers on the many different electronic 'devices' will buy a chapter at a time. A good price per chapter is 99⍧ as an online song once cost. --->A 'series' book chapters as will be sold; check out wattpad.com and Jupebox.com, to mention a few sites. Where a Beta reader reads a chapter at a time and make comments to better the author's work. Why not have the reader pay for this time and privilege?
---> Back in the history stories were told by letters or hand drawn book, we still write individual letters. Think of the value of this process in today's cost of time, physical material, and postage, pieces of art, yesterday's cards --->Then printing machines were invented, and stories printed in newspapers as a series. The author earned a penny a word; I read a lot of those wordy first novels. 
---> SO today, gear writings for this change, 'serial chapters' in the digital publishing. Use less words to create a simple, clean story to be read a at one time in our busy time. Also, as any excellent writing have a strong hook at the beginning of the chapter and stronger hook at the end of that chapter, so the reader buys the next serialize 'chapter' in your novel.

August 24, 2015

Computer as a peer character

    A work partner is my computer.
    What a complicated character is the computer. Not an old character, most likely about 36 years old. Its development was a bit older so lets say about 42. So what does this character do for storytelling 1) writes, 2) records, 3) video tapes, 4) prints projects, 5) shares, and shares, and shares around the virtual expandable vast web. Only beware of the bugs and don't get caught while surfing, although fun, or observing what others have pinned to their nets, remember on a web, one side is sticky one can get stuck, and held.  


The Producer for BobbieTales

May 27, 2015

The director throws the image!

SUCCESS!
The reader, listener, or viewer need a stage. An artist paints images within or around a frame to bring the viewer inside and hold them, same with a photo. The writer has written words symbols that pull together and create images of person, voice, and scene/place on a flat page. The storyteller, who faces the audience, has that audience looking at them while acting the voices and gestures of characters. A storyteller directs the voice, words, gestures, and body movements.  The goal is to keep the listen/viewer in their own minds while the storyteller directs the video/movie of the story. The place, the clothing, the character the viewer/listener supplies to the story. Writing a story is like this and depends on a voice in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person and in present or past tense to immersed the reader into the scenes. The readers lifts the story off the page to play in their minds as they read. A writer need to fill in the image with more word symbols while the storyteller uses tones of voice, face expression, hands, and body gesture to direct actions. The character is not on the stage, or painted on canvas, or worded on a page; character and plot are in the mind of the listener/viewer. When the viewer looks at a picture, one is in for the moment and makes-up the story, most times without a plot. 
Using all three is an exciting way to process a story journey. The joy is creating the story.

The Producer for BobbieTales

May 15, 2015

Characters have public persona!

We take snap shots.
A public persona is how you let others view you, your 'story', which is mixed with a public slant, the 'take' of a viewer, which is your, an adapted personality, the actor. Basically, you as a storyteller, a writer, an artist, or all three, who creates your public persona, 'STORY' which your public sees and hears.
 --> So beware! Do you know yourself in the public eyes! That persona is important when starting a professional career, especially on the Internet. With all the places to market yourself as the creator of ebooks, blogs, podcasts, webinars, videos, book tours; you build that persona. Your photo, still or playful, one or many views give snaps of you. Be appropriate! There is a history forming about you. The colors you wear:  just black or a rainbow, mode, pastels, or just pink. Most important is what you say:  innocent kid-like, intellectual or shy, sexually teasing, professional with humor, or mysterious vage. Words, written or spoken, add to your persona, a voice talking for, to, and with fans, readers, listeners, and supporters, encouraging them, putting down life, critical, or adapting to changes, and actions. They watch and listen building your appearance/character/persona by what they see you played.
-->  Beware, I have a friend that got locked into what was not and has played that part, never being true to the audience, which causes injuries. If you are a strong women and play weak, you will give a wrong picture. If you are a shy person and nervous this is seen. If playing expert but not knowing what is; or always correct, pushy; or maneuvering to be first and in front, or lecturing. These characteristic are observed. Style your public persona/character to be sincere, trustworthy, helpful, maybe humorous, and maybe a bit mysterious? Do not get stuck in who you are not.
 --> Watch yourself in videos and selfies, do them privately, practice. Check who you play, what type of character you see, be critical; you wear this persona all your career! Standing up to tell a story in front of listeners who are observing you as the characters is a great way of understanding persona and yourself, as the narrator, the creator -->You are the BRAND!

The Producer for BobbieTales


April 30, 2015

EBOOK, where are the pages?

Ebook! When first seeing and hearing this word, maybe 5 years ago, I wondered about formatting, which was important in my writing. An ebook reads on a device with a continous flow of words.The need for readers to turn a page dismissed by a flow. All the options for fonts, size, etc. gone. As an artist and writer, the placement of any object;  a square, house, flower, or a word involves space, turning a page is the space to see the images of the character or story plot. In an ebook each word must hook a reader, who words that are concise to complete the images. Use of the ebook's chapter is the best hook and end of the chapter the net so the reader continues. The challenge is to write a story without the aid of illustrations and embed the worded images in a constant flow. 
-->So the challenge is how to choose words carefully to keep readers in my story.

The Producer for BobbieTales

April 24, 2015

Epublishing another character!

Internet epublishing is like a flower growing fast in the Spring of it's life, and stretching and pushing in all directions for energy while spiders crawl, butterflies flutter, aphids eat, bees pollinate, and humming birds enjoy. 

What does epublishing mean besides publishing on the internet? What are the bios, tag words, categories for the word e-publishing of ebooks and PODs? How does one correctly spell epublishing, or e-publishing, or Epublishing; the spell checkers on my computer say it is missed spell in any form. What is marketing of the Authorperneur?  

--> Epublishing is a creative flow that needs a language to be understood.
--> I have began my study: now overwhelmed!

The Producer for BobbieTales




April 21, 2015

Always plan too much to accomplish!

Rhyonna is finished! — on 12/31/2014 her story became a book and she flitters around excitedly appearing here and there, well mostly sitting and watching the streaming.
Rhyonna waits for her story to be offered as an Amazon Kindle. So I'm taking Kristen Eckstein’s 30DayKindle Challenge

The Kindle challenge is a jump started for my next e-publishing project of all the picture book stories I wrote and compiled into the 'Bryce Community'. My master project in story writing while active in SCBWI. These stories came before writing the 'Elfin Letters' for my granddaughter. My masters in being a grandmother and lover of the elves and trolls and other land spirits.

So busily viewing videos for LearnScrivenerFast by the Scrivener Coach Joesph Michael to reformat the Bryce stories and the Elfin Letters. All this while in NaNoWriCAMP to start my story series 'BOLD TALES TOLD'. Because I love story have learned and told hundreds. Included in the ABC series are many of my original stories and others learned while verbally storytelling. The first ABC segue is about Able Womenfolk. 

And all this while going while going to classes to master wordpress; one must have a website. Or, does one, too much is too much! I'm sure all above are important for the plan I have, e-publishing my stories.

And if that was not enough, now taking a online class Virtual Podcast Tours, to go on the virtual road and share my stories in audio form. 

The Producer for BobbieTales

       

April 14, 2015

GESTURES


Writing is not easy and the scribe must add more words for the visuals of the story then when verbally told. The gestures of body, face expressions, and the voice add clues to the spoken word for a listener. A read can imagine but if the writer wants more control, more words of description are necessary, only caution not too many or the reader is bored. BALANCE  is the key, and the SECRET is clues positioned here and where within the text for a picture of the scenes and with the characters, just enough, not too much, or, no clues like a picture book or poem. Let the listener/reader illustrate their vision. Picture books do have illustrators still not as good as how the mind sees.

January 29, 2015

Rhyonna is flying.


So, the story is written, edited again and again and by professionals, and formatted  uploaded to ebook stores. Now Rhyonna pleased and happy, the merriest of faeries because she is not sitting on her favorite rock or resting on her Dandelion, she streams with the others. And while she streams, floats, glides, sometimes pushed with the wind, Rhyonna lands on different flowers and rocks  for parties and celebrations. Never does Rhyonna suspect that is all set-up for her as she trips around the ether. One can buy and read her story on Smashwords; Amazon POD; CreateSpace.com.   

There will be more streaming with others as she flits around.