Good morning, dino-mites! The author assistant agency (see my post from last month) has been buzzing with phone calls and barely able to keep up with the requests! They sincerely apologize for the delay and will try to do better in the future. Meanwhile, I've pulled some strings with the agency's president (a good friend … Continue reading Your Imaginary Assistant Has Arrived!
Good morning, dino-mites! I hope you’re having a great week, because I’m not. So you might want to wish me a bad morning because that's what it is. And the reason it’s a bad morning is because I’m suffering from the emotional aftermath of a T. Rexiffic time a couple weeks ago. Back in July … Continue reading Days in the Story Embers Office: The Week of the 68%
Ever wonder why you can’t seem to get any writing done? Have you ever sat down to write something for two hours and wondered how it was humanly possible to have accomplished so much of nothing? Have you ever wondered for so long that you forgot what you were writing in the first place? Sometimes … Continue reading Productivity Tip #3 Develop Good Habits Outside of Your Writing Life
I’m a pretty versatile dinosaur. I can eat books or sit on Mariposa, and I can sit on Mariposa or eat books, so this is the perfect tag for someone as flexible as I am. I was nominated by one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna (you can visit her website here), and I thank her … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Tag
Happy Almost Independence Day, humans! How are you doing today? Thanks to Mariposa and my recent giveaway, we lured in several new victims followers, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and get to know you better. I’m Aberdeen; some people call me Abs and some Berdie, but most call me dumb. … Continue reading A Crazy Day in Mariposa’s Office: The Aftermath of Too Much Cake, Books, and Things to Do
“Fifty percent of marketing works, but no one knows which fifty percent.” wrote Joanna Penn, quoting an old saying.* Marketing is a lab full of test tubes and social media solutions. Sometimes we can combine SEO with a lovable personality to build a working platform. Other times, you combine those elements to build a non-working … Continue reading Marketing Tip #2 Experimentation
Every writer needs an assistant. Someone to encourage them, inspire them, and beat them over the head when they decide to watch YouTube videos instead of writing. This is why I’m here (mostly to beat my boss lady over the head, that is). I don’t know what Mariposa would do without me, honestly. I don’t … Continue reading The Imaginary Assistant Tag
At one time, neither I nor Mariposa knew each other, and somehow, we survived without the other’s company (barely). I wouldn’t be the annoying, exasperating, stupid dinosaur assistant I am today if it wasn’t for her loving guidance and hollering at me. Nor would she be the stubborn, air-headed boss she is today if it … Continue reading A Day in Aberdeen’s Office: How I Met Mariposa
The past 360 days have been amazing—I can hardly believe I’ve been writing on this digsite and annoying you all for almost a whole year now! Seems like just yesterday I started reporting Mariposa’s unethical writing habits and giving you bad advice. Through it all, Mariposa and I have: 1. Written over fifty thousand useful … Continue reading Celebrating One Year at Dino’s Digest!
I wasn’t ready to turn to mush. I leaned so close to the large, blue book that my ink tears left a black spot on the pages, but I held still. Or tried to. I couldn’t control the sobbing. The ink spot had smeared all over the pages of the book! This is why you … Continue reading Book Review: Fawkes (a.k.a. Fossilkes)