As many of you know (meaning literally dozens), after harrassing you every Friday for two years with my writing tips, I put Ned’s Nickel’s Worth on Writing on hiatus while turning that series into a book: Pearls of Writing Wisdom From 16 Shucking Years as a Columnist.
Set for release this August (no, really), it’s a writer’s survival guide that Editor’s Weekly is already heralding as, “A handbook for writers as inspiring as a life-skills pep talk from Dr. Jack Kavorkian…”
And what Master of Horror® Stephen King has touted as “An essential part of every writer’s tool kit, unless they know a good mechanic.”
But enough accolades!
The reason I bring this up is because, yesterday, the first of 12 video vignettes from my book was released at Gliterary Girl Media and Port Hole Publications. Thanks to Hollywood director J.J. Abrams and special effects wizards from Industrial Lights and Magic, the imagery and storytelling are truly spectacular! And by that, I mean in the latest Star Wars movie. Neither J.J. Abrams or ILM had anything to do with my video.
Then again, neither does Jar-Jar Binks. So, technically speaking, our movies do have something in common when it comes to production value.
Below is the link to the first installment, “Three Survivor Skills All Writers Need.” You can access future videos each month at either Gliterary Girl (a website for writers, about writing and the writing industry, including tips, book reviews, publishing trends and more) or Port Hole Publications (home of my publisher and video
sugar momma sponsor, where you can find my book or inquire about how in the heck I ever got published having your own book published!
In all seriousness, I started writing My Nickel’s Worth as a way to help other writers avoid some of the mistakes I made, as well as offer some inspiration when reaching your writing goals feels like riding a Hoppity Horse in the Kentucky Derby. I’m truly excited about this new opportunity to share what I’ve learned while still offering a few laughs. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did pretending like I knew what I was doing. Your feedback, suggestions, threats, accusations and unwarranted praise are always welcome, especially if you can include them all in one comment…
Either way, thanks so much for reading… and now watching!