Stephen Gordon https://www.stephengordon.org Enjoy and Share Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:46:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The John Hewitt International Summer School 2017 Program of Events https://www.stephengordon.org/john-hewitt-international-summer-school-2017-program-events/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:44:40 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1574 The post The John Hewitt International Summer School 2017 Program of Events appeared first on Stephen Gordon.

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Quick and Dirty Guide to Paid Traffic for Authors https://www.stephengordon.org/quick-and-dirty-guide-to-paid-traffic-for-authors/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:06:07 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1571 Place a Google and Facebook tracking pixel on your website (if you don’t already have one). Identify the dominant Amazon genre of your book. Research the target audience of the genre. Map genre conventions and audience expectations to themes, characters, settings, and actions in the book. Create a grouped set of keywords your target audience will use to search for ...

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My dog is a hundred years old https://www.stephengordon.org/my-dog-is-a-hundred-years-old/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:30:12 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1565 My dog is a hundred years old. It’s weird because last month she was sleek, fast, and smart enough to know where I was going before I did and now she’s old. Not old in a feisty Estelle Getty in every role she ever played old but the shit deteriorating kind that’s left her incontinent, absent-minded, and struggling to stand ...

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Almost a list of books on writing https://www.stephengordon.org/almost-list-books-writing/ Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:18:24 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1561 What didn’t feel good about today and how to avoid it tomorrow? Pain in my arm crept up to my shoulder for a restless night that got me out of bed for the day at 4 am. I hate getting old. I hate feeling that I’m getting old, but it’s a temporary state that’ll pass. The feeling that is not ...

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Do one thing at a time https://www.stephengordon.org/one-thing-time/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:44:22 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1558 There’s a myth that blog posts have to be structured and have a point if that’s what you’re expecting this isn’t that. I keep a journal every day, most days, not as much as I’d like and for a while, it was the usual angst drive exploration of the soul, or at least why eating Kit Kats leaves me feeling punch-drunk the ...

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Last night’s Office https://www.stephengordon.org/last-nights-office/ Tue, 09 May 2017 15:56:56 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1539 Last night’s Office

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Story Structure https://www.stephengordon.org/story-structure/ Wed, 03 May 2017 17:25:27 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1506 Story Structure from Robert McKee’s Story. Beats build scenes. Scenes build sequences. Sequences build acts. Acts build a story to its climax. Stephen Larne, 3rd May 2017, 6.24pm. Is it worth it, let me work it. I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it – Missy Elliot. I short post a few times a week about work updates, ...

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Post-It Note Blogging https://www.stephengordon.org/post-note-blogging/ Tue, 02 May 2017 08:40:12 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1500 I’ve been using blogging as a way to procrastinate from the novel. That’s very bad so to keep me on target I’ve taken to post-it notes to keep me brief and back to task faster. Stephen Larne, 2nd May 2017, 0929.

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Murder the unchosen alternative https://www.stephengordon.org/murder-unchosen-alternative/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:50:29 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1496 Murder the unchosen alternative. I was awake until 5am this morning. A possible job opportunity flagged up and I spent 24 hours thinking of ways to make it happen and get the books done on time. I lost a whole day because I forgot you can’t have everything. Well I can’t have everything. You know that joke that men can’t ...

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Get your head in the game dumbass https://www.stephengordon.org/get-head-game-dumbass/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:44:22 +0000 https://www.stephengordon.org/?p=1493 Hi Earlier Today Stephen, Do not open your fucking email, internet browser, or messenger apps until AFTER your word count is done for the day. There’s a reason you added that to your first draft checklist, dumbass. Today you were an overconfident, recovering addict. You were a few writing sprints into today, cranking out about 1,200 words an hour (which ...

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