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Another short blog...
As you may have noticed recently, I added a new image of myself. I took the photograph a month or so ago with the web cam on my MacBook, then popped it into Photoshop for some serious manipulation. Sounds like I'm bragging doesn't it, but really...
I'm not. I finally managed to scrape together the money to afford Photoshop — a software I've wanted for a long time. Anyway, you can see the results, a more youthful, innocent looking me (Let's just say I was born in the last century and leave it at that). The price of the software is definitely more reasonable than serious plastic surgery, wouldn't you say? Oh, stop laughing....
I know I have neglected this blog terribly. I have been busy re-designing my web site, which also has a blog, and now I am determined to cross-publish between the two sites, Red Room and riotthill, whenever I write something that concerns the art and craft, frustration or sheer joy of writing.
During my travels across the Internet, I've come to the conclusion that digital publishing is not only here to stay, it will become the norm. It seems to have drawn a whole new audience of readers into the forray, but on the other hand, those very same readers, thanks to the Internet, seem to have less patience and time for long, involved stories. Hence not only faster writing times, but shorter novels, or rather novellas.
Dent likes a 6,000 word story. Moorcock prefers about 60,000 words.
Old-fashioned writers with concepts tailor–made for a new–fashioned digital–savvy readership.