This post is as much about writing, characterization and process as it is about my horror serial. You’ll want to check this out.
I sat down with LeRon Barton to discuss drug culture in America for the Cool People Podcast. LeRon interviewed a host of people in the drug trade and looked at it from all angles, from meth users to legal marijuana growers. Then he wrote a book, Straight Dope, about those candid interviews. It was a great conversation you’ll want to hear listen to and ponder. We dare to ask the question, “Why does Lindsay Lohan get so many breaks?” The answer we come up with is surprising.
Each week I read from Higher Than Jesus, my crime novel. In this episode, Jesus Diaz (my loveable Cuban assassin) deals with fallout from a life of violence as he gets busy for the first time with Willow Clemont AKA the future Mrs. Diaz. The childhood trauma that shapes Jesus’ life is the core of the book, but it’s the erotic unveiling that will keep you riveted as this chapter gets sexy. (Yes, I use my sexy voice.)
This is an artist’s cry of defiance. We need to be defiant. We must be unique to survive. There are dark forces united against us in a system that does not care about us. Consider this manifesto our rallying cry in the war of Art.
DecisionToChange.com is my fastest growing blog. You’ll find all sorts of interesting tidbits about health, food diaries and more here. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and spread the word as I work on my weight loss journey. You may even want to join me.
This was my most popular post by far this week. If you missed it, you’ll probably want to have a look for ideas about when to post, how to improve the look of your blog and how much to post. Plenty of issues tackled here, including the most troubling answer to a question rarely asked: Why blog at all?
Have you updated your author site’s links and pages recently? I updated several pages on my author website this week. Perhaps most important this week, I added an update page to supplement my guide to the Vine App, Six Seconds. This book, about marketing using this very cool app came out not long ago, but each month the developers have tweaked it somewhat. I’ve added notes about those improvements on a timeline as the upgrades come in. Note to all: Vine had 13 million users last week, but it’s on Android now, too! That’s a lot of eyeballs and a free way to spread your word on video Twitter.
I love podcasting. I love comedy, stand up and otherwise. I love it so much, sometimes I appear on other podcasts. I did a comedy sketch for Inverse Delirium, a podcast from Baltimore. I play Professor E. Coli. I’ll be in another Inverse Delirium later this summer, sort of playing myself.
(This week, I was briefly mentioned on The School of Podcasting and The 40-Year-Old Boy podcast, too! Love those guys! Checkout their podcasts and subscribe to them, too.)
There were plenty more posts than these (including additions to my new Youtube channel), but these are the highlights across several blogs you might have missed. I hope you find something of value amid the onslaught.
~ And now…back to finalizing This Plague of Days. I’m trying several new and innovative approaches for this book launch. If the serial succeeds, I won’t have to do something dire this fall. I’ll let you know what I did and how I did it after the new campaign suffers the test of combat in the world marketplace. Wish me luck. (And please buy and review my books. Thanks.)
- Three Dreams (allthatchazz.com)
- Armor of God (allthatchazz.com)
- Self-publishing: The stuff that isn’t the core work is still important (chazzwrites.com)
- Ugly side effects of healthy eating (decisiontochange.com)
- One of my many projects: Cool People (allthatchazz.com)
- The Podcaster’s Roundtable: That’s me, mixin’ with the swells! (allthatchazz.com)
- Podcast of the week: Quit Binge Eating (decisiontochange.com)