Repost – Brutal Tips On Breaking Into Comics (Warning: LONG!) by Gail Simone

catmanIf you are thinking about breaking into the publishing industry albeit writing as an Author or into Comics then you need to read this most excellent and very truthful blog from Gail Simone (re – Batgirl, Secret Six). It contains the absolute truth you need to know to break into this industry…

Click here to read it and remember persistence, belief and some talent is the key, even then it takes timing,  little luck and a lot of gumption… Good luck True Believers!!!

Altworld is now listed in the Baltimore Sun #MDreads Community Network


MDreadsDiscovered today looking through my website stats, it appears I am listed on the Baltimore Sun local Blog networks #MDreads in the Entertainment section. Cool to see and also means I better start upping my blog content and make a play for the Mobbies, to check out the all the local blogs listed on the Baltimore Sun click this URL –

Social Media Marketing Basics Explained in 61 words I can do it in THREE

You can buy attention (advertising)
You can beg for attention from the media (PR)
You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales)

Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free: a YouTube video, a blog, a research report, photos, a Twitter stream, an eBook, a Facebook page.

The words come from David Meerman Scott, it isn’t quite as simple as that, it does sum up what you need to do. I can put it out there even more basic than that in three very simple words.

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An Interview, a Mishap, Two Unexpected Things with a Deadliest Catch and the Cycle of Life

Nick Davis Talking HeadIt has been a very longtime since I posted a what is going on in my life blog. After the events of today I figure this would be a good time to write one. Now are you sitting back? Relaxed with a cup of tea in your hand? If so I will begin.

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Upcoming Stuff, fun things and an Election rant

Hello, been a while since I posted pure blog just about stuff so here is one and it may ramble a little bit so forgive me. Now lets get this started.

November is almost upon us and that is the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, 50,000 words and one month to write them in. Last time I competed in this competition against yourself I wrote The Tether, this time… Well, you will have to wait and see what I am going to do. If you want to keep tabs on my progress visit my NaNoWriMo Profile Here.

To get a little more out of this event this year I will be hosting a NaNoWriMo Write in were all the crazed writers in our area get together to well… You know write.. This write in will take place every Tuesday at the White Marsh (Maryland) Branch of Barnes & Noble at 7pm.  Come on over and write with us, mutual support makes for a larger word counts.

Also Halloween is almost upon us, and I have to start work on my costume in earnest to get it done in time. I’ve chosen something a little special this year, and I hope to complete it on time to show you. If this goes well, it might kick off a small cosplay side hobby for me. Which I am sure will amuse Screamer over on – Pictures will appear here.

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