January Odds & Ends

Here it is the end of January already. Every month seems to speed past in a bigger blur.

I’m taking a break from the regular blogging routine to present a few  short notices and snippets of news. Sort of a “classified section,” if you like!


I’ve been “vacationing” in a creative desert for the past several months. Both parts of my creative self are participating. I haven’t painted since June 2014 and I haven’t done much fiction writing since December. None at all since January 1. I posted about my vacation on Writing Well (read that post here). For those who might be on a similar trek, I’m planning (in a general sort of way) to post periodic updates on the sojourn. If you’d just like reports from the Front, you’re welcome, too. I may even post some here, as well.

Coming Events

In the absence of fictive writing, I’m planning to focus a little more on clinics at Indie Plot Twist. That plan includes a series on using MailChimp beginning next week. Three of the posts are already written. I need a fourth so if you have a MailChimp question, leave a comment in the comment box below. Who knows? You may be the inspiration for that elusive fourth post!

Help Wanted

I’m also looking for ideas for subsequent clinics. What would you like to know more about? This is your opportunity to suggest a topic or subject. Even if a four-week clinic isn’t the result, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Good topics for individual  posts are always welcome. Topics may be related to writing, story development, tech support, or just dealing with the challenges of the writing life. Don’t be shy. Let us know what you’d like to know.

We’re also looking for guest bloggers interested in writing about indie publishing and all its aspects from idea development to marketing. If you would like to join us, check out the Blog For Us page for all the details. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you.


Indie Plot Twist will be one year old February 1! Woo-hoo! It’a all thanks to you. We appreciate the opportunity to help you on your writing journey by sharing ours–ups and downs and all. Check out the top 10 most popular posts in the side bar at the right or browse the archives. Let us know your favorite posts.

We’d like to hear your success stories, too.

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