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 […]

Support Your Local Authors!

I am very fortunate in that I live in a very creative community. Fayetteville, Ark., believe it or not, is filled with artists of all kinds, including writers. I’m also fortunate in that I’ve known many incredibly talented writers and been in critique groups with them, which, thanks to their feedback, has made me a […]

Clash of the Titans: B&N v. Amazon

The War of the Behemoth Booksellers has begun. From Publishers Weekly: “Barnes & Noble has told any of its stores that have stocked Penny Marshall’s ‘My Mother Was Nuts’ to remove the book from shelves.” Apparently, some of its outlets were unaware of B&N’s policy of not stocking any titles that are available through […]