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
This is the fourth installment in a series analyzing the humor, heart, and zany plots of various Pixar films. The focus is on applying these principles to children’s stories; however, writers of all genres can benefit from Pixar’s literary genius, so I highly encourage you to have a seat and prepare to write like the … Continue reading Storytelling According to Pixar Part 4: Creating Formidable Villains for Children Without Making Them Scary
Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who entered my giveaway. Secondly, Aberdeen would like to thank everyone who didn't enter the giveaway (gives him a better chance of winning). And thirdly, I'm simply stalling so you can die of curiosity. So, without further delay, the winner of the giveaway is... Aberdeen! (By the way, he … Continue reading And the Winner of the Giveaway is…
“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
About a year ago, I was plain frustrated with my author/illustrator career, and I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere. Aberdeen, though trying to be helpful by going after people and telling them to hire me, only succeeded in chasing off potential customers and making me go into debt (from all the people suing … Continue reading Release Day for A Visit to Oaklenbrooke Farm + Giveaway!
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!