Questioning Conventional Wisdom Re: Platforms

Hello, dear readers, and welcome back to Nerdy Words. I’ve been seeing a lot – that is, A LOT – of advice to new and aspiring writers urging them to create a “platform” by posting regularly to not just one, but at least three, different forms of social media. The reasoning is by posting content […]

Why I Don’t Like “Julie & Julia”

I saw “Julie & Julia” in the theatres when it came out in 2009. It was a strange sensation: I absolutely loved the parts about Julia Child and thought Meryl Streep just knocked it out of the ballpark. However, the parts about Julie Powell, whose blog-then-book the movie was based on, left me less than […]

Thank You, Thank You: The Beautiful Blogger Award

It seems I’ve been given a Beautiful Blogger award by Paige Nolley! She has a great blog about her writing and self-publishing journey. The way the Beautiful Blogger Award operates is this: once you’ve been awarded one, you have to give five beautiful and interesting things about yourself and then give the award to five […]