Successful ProBlogger Yaro Starak has just released his Conversion Blogging video.
I encourage you to watch it because Yaro speaks from experience -- he
indeed knows what he's talking about -- and is currently running a
six-figure business based on blogging.
Have to grab my cliche and superlative bags for this. A match for the ages. A classic. A titanic struggle. An epic battle.
Borg-McEnroe all over again. Ali vs. Frazier. Thrilla in Manila. Rumble in the Jungle.
Just ordered online at A1Books.com How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past by Kathy Lynn Emerson. I have been waiting for this book since last year, and from what I recall, based on what Ms. Emerson herself told me via e-mail last year, it only came out April of this year, 2008.
I'm currently reading Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition] (I found a copy at the Shopwise Cubao branch of Book Sale for just seventy pesos!) The interesting thing was that it was indeed a case of synchronicity -- a theme which Cameron goes back to time and again in the book -- when I went to Cubao with my girlfriend, Marie. I felt lazy to go initially, but she shoved me inside the cab anyway. And boy, I'm glad she did. Going to Cubao, and then finding the book was indeed synchronous, meant to be.
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I'm still trying to decide what kind of novel to write for our upcoming Blog Your Novel Month in October, but so far, here are a couple of ideas which I've come up with:
1. A mystery novel set in the Philippines circa American era, perhaps 1930's.
2. An autobiographical novel of my childhood.
Right now, because of pragmatic concerns -- e.g. limited time -- I'm leaning more towards the latter. On the other hand, I love to research and perhaps the research would lend the impetus for me to be able to write the mystery novel.
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