Friday, June 26, 2015

Upcoming Series in The Day of the Life of a Science Fiction Writer

If you have been following this blog, or if you just found it, you are most likely aware that the title is A day in the Life of a Science Fiction Writer.

In my last blog, I announced an additional blog type will be added beginning in July.

This blog is to inform you that I'll be adding a third blog type in July as well.

Looking a week of blogs as of July, 2015, here's what you'll see from me.

On the1st & 3rd Monday of each month, my blogs are part of a continuing series. I’ve titled the series A Science Guy’s Almanac—mostly because each post will focus on a specific day and year. Almanac posts are significantly different in content and style from the other posts in A Day In The Life Of A Science Fiction WriterAlmanac postings are an eclectic collection of short articles on life—mine and life in general.

On the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, my blogs are Day In The Life postings deal with issues of authorship, writing as a profession, and related topics. Those posts appear on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Those posts will continue on those days. I suspect they will be shorter in length starting than in the past, but the content will not change. 


On every Friday, my blogs will be spiritual in content. This is a series of series of short devotionals I've titled, Expressions of Faith. The first series, which will last past New Year's Day 2016, are from the New Testament book: Paul's Letter to the Colossians. Expressions of Faith blogs are designed to make you think. Averaging 100 words, these very short combinations of thoughts, observations, admonitions, and prayers are formatted like this: 

All or part of one or more Scripture verses are first--followed by the reference for that verse. 
Next is a single Key Word. Its purpose is to focus you on that concept before you read, so your brain will automatically look for connections to that idea while you read. BTW: That is one of the ways your brain works. 
The last part of the devotional is the combinations of thoughts, observations, admonitions, and prayers.

I hope you enjoy the expanded version of A Day in the Life of a Science Fiction Writer--and will tell your friends about it.

Until next Tuesday...
                               ... and the following Friday...
                                                                           ---to infinity and beyond!


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More Rambling through Social Media – Wednesday Tweets, posts, and more


At least this captures the rambling part of the title. This is from my 90-minute "Story Time with Uncle Chuck" that was my farewell to my students and colleagues at Great Oak High in 2012. I retold the stories I've told in classes for years since the 1970s in some cases.
Hmmm.  I'm at least 15-pounds lighter now than in this photo

Thank you for taking your time to read my blog. I now offer a Monday blog post on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month. Monday posts do not focus on writing. Their focus is on the writer--that'd be me. You'll find out more about my background, philosophy, theology, points of inspiration, and other topics TBD.

Tuesdays alternating with Monday posts feature blog posts on some aspect of writing. I spend a lot of blog-time on how you can correct/limit my pet writing peeves in your manuscripts. 😉

This is a screenshot of my Amazon Author's page. Click this sentence to go there. All blogs about my books include either this link or they link directly to the books purchase page. Notice that my most recent blog posts scroll across the bottom of this page. If you're an author who sells books on Amazon and doesn't have a blog and an authors page, you need to correct that ASAP!

In my last blog, I wrote about how to facilitate my social media posting by using a free version of a service called Hootsuite. Check my last Social Media Rambling blog for specifics.

To recap very briefly, I divide much of my weekly social media interaction into days of the week. Mondays are #SciFiB’days. Mondays through Fridays include #SciFact posts, regardless of whatever else is being posted.

Mondays and Wednesdays include blog posts on the Bible Study my Sunday school class is working on at that time. Monday is when I post the questions we discussed the day before. Wednesday, I repost the questions ADDING highlights of the discussion in class that week. Here are the URLs from the last week of September 2018.
Monday#MyBlog Today’s post is Study Questions from Acts Ch 5 on 9/23. #Bible#NewTestament  @SherryFrazier http://ow.ly/Fo3j30lWhjZ

Wednesday#MyBlog #BibleStudy Today’s post is Thoughts on Study Questions from Acts 5 on 9/23 #NewTestament @SherryFrazier http://ow.ly/P1XB30lYq2C

I often post a special announcement on Saturdays. #BookBoost is one of those. It is a message that teases the books' content and directs readers to the book's page on Amazon. Here is a sample of a #BookBoost posting.

#BookBoost #timetravel Discover what happens in an antiparallel world, even with the Traveler's HOT L! Allegorical fiction. #shortread @SherryFrazier #Amazoncart http://ow.ly/4uHN30lYqgq
While shameless self-promotion is not a bad thing on Social Media, overtly trying to sell books all the time is considered untoward behavior—something with which I agree. More on the plethora of #s in the post in a subsequent blog.

Since I’ve veered into Twitter etiquette, I’ll follow that detour in two weeks.
Next blog: Ramblings through Social Media – Third Installment

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