How to make your site pop: Videos and pictures

I have read that to make a post pop, on your social platform, that a good way is to include videos or images. I do find that when I go to a site if either or both are present I will be more engaged compared to if it is just text.

So, I been trying to find relevant things to include. With me having a children series based on my parrot, that we rescued and adopted, there is no shortage of pictures or videos. When I have shown these to children their amazement is very apparent as you hear, “Wow,” “Look how pretty that bird is,” “He has so many colors,” and so on. It is a nice learning experience for them as well.

While I can’t bring him to shows, safety reasons and all, I do bring things in place of that. This can include pictures, videos and some of his feathers, that has fallen off naturally, which is always a big hit.

But how often can be too much? That is something I am trying to figure out.

My latest video is of him during one of his shower times. It helps living with one’s main character to the children’s series I write. It gives you a deep insight into their personality when you have an one on one relationship with them.

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It’s not okay to be a pantser: Oh, really?

 

Have you ever been reading a book and you come across something that just stops you cold? And than you wonder how will I review this now?

That has happened to me on a few occasions. But I never read one that on writing that did that to me.

My current book, to read and review, said basically to try to not be a pantser. You will paint yourself into a corner without having a outline and will be stuck.

I’m a pantser. I rarely do outlines. They slow me down and to be honest I do better to just sitting down, writing and than figuring it out later. I know I am not the only one.

I get why someone might say that especially if that is what has happened to you or you know someone who has experience that. It is not everyone’s way of writing.

I get it. I do.

Still, the fact that this book was basically putting writers who do this in the corner and going, “No, no and I said no,” made me riled up.

There is a place for both in the world of writing. To think that ever single person who is a writer will outline I find not plausible. There is room for both of us.

How will I review this book? I suspect exactly how I do all reviews. I will give a synopsis of the book and afterwards will write what I feel readers should know about it.

Writers Conference : My jam

This is the week that the writing conference will be upon me. I have checked my draft to the WIP that is required for one of the classes I am taking. As mentioned before I have avoided classes like this in the past that were run out of a conference.

I am not sure how many pages I should bring but will bring a good sample. These are my peers and it will be a learning experience for me.

This will be the first time I attend one of these without knowing someone off-hand that is going as well. This will be perfect for me.  For when you think about it we are all like-minded people who have the same goal. I’m really not alone.

The problem with conferences is most times I want to go to majority of the classes and that is just not possible. We have to make a decision on what works for us now, right now, with our writing career.  I chose “ Writing Speculative Fiction” which in part will help me learn on how to build worlds. That should be fun. My other class is “Stepping Back from Your Writing” which is about defamilarizing myself from my work so I can see it clearly and do a better revision for it.

That last class is the one where the members will read their draft they brought it for the others to help with critiquing. Joy. Serious, joy. LOL

They are feeding us breakfast from one of my favorite places to eat in the city, Bisquitville, which we eat  from anytime we are in this area.

This is my jam.