Archive - April 8, 2016

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How to make money writing books
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In Patagonia

How to make money writing books

If you are interested in writing books, especially ebooks, you might want to check out Mike Shatzkin’s blogs on the net or his ebook entitled, The Shatzkin Files, Volume 1. Shatzkin has been involved in the publishing business for nearly 50 years. For the past two decades he has been focused on the digital changes in publishing. Recently he published a blog item about Hugh Howey. Howey is best known for the science fiction series Silo published on Amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing system. Shatzkin quotes Howey: “Too few successful self-pubbed authors talk about the incredible hours and hard work they put in, so it all seems so easy and attainable. The truth is, you’ve got to outwork most other authors out there. You’ve got to think about writing a few novels a year for several years before you even know if you’ve got what it takes. Most authors give up before they . . .

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In Patagonia

Small Things: Bountiful bumble bees busily harvesting on sunflowers. Delicate golden grasses bending in the wind Plethora of rose hips blushing in ripeness The Colors of Water: Can the written word capture the true color of water? General Carrera Lake (Chelenko) on a cloudy day – steel, pewter, slate Catalina Bay in bright sunshine – bright teal, cerulean, azure Lago Negro – indigo, ultramarine Baker River – turquoise, aquamarine   The rhythmic sounds of indigenous place names: Pichi Mahuida – little mountain Chelenko – lake of storms Coyhaique – lagoon-camp Chacabuco – slopes of chacay trees   The Trail of Torture: The sign indicates 9.3 kilometers to Lago Leones. One way. The guide tells us it’s relatively flat most of the way. What he didn’t say that the flat was over a rocky glacial moraine. Loose rock. Boulders, pebbles. Angular, round, flat. He didn’t mention that we’d be balancing on . . .

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