New Author’s Page for W.D. Nash-Fictionist

I just designed a new Facebook Author’s page for my Facebook followers. It will be similar to this page. Posts will be about sci-fi reviews, books, writing and promotional tips, and more. Head on over and let me know what you think.

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorW.D.Nash

Colorful Word to Write Instead of Said

As we are writing our stories we often find ourselves typing “he said, she said, they said this or they said that.” Too many saids on a page will sound unprofessional. Also, you need to add some color, emotions, to what the character is saying.

In a lot of cases you can describe what the person is doing as they are talking without using he said. For instance…

Jack reached for the rifle. “You’re not going to make me use this, are you?”

But, if you prefer to use the colorful alternatives, here’s a list for you to look over.

Enjoy.

Ways to add color to speech.

Tips for Authors-Use Instead of Very

My wife got me to sign up with Pinterest after seeing the image below. I know in the past I just couldn’t come up with an alternative to very (something) but this will help a lot. I’ve printed it out and posted it on my desk shelf to check when I get hung up again. Thought you might be interested.

Help with authors in their writings.

Helpful Tips

All-CON 2020 in Addison TX –CANCELLED!

Well, I was set up and ready for the first day at ALL-CON Thursday. I was looking forward to meeting with other sci-fi fans. Then Friday morning I found a note on my table stating by order of the City of Dallas all events with over 500 attendees will close by 11 a.m. March 13, 2020. Oh well, there’s next year.

Table setup for ALL-CON
2020

Attending All-Con in Addison This Week

Well, gang, this Wednesday I’m heading to Crown Plaza in Addison, TX, to get ready for ALL-CON. It starts on free admission Thursday at 3:00. You can check out the info at https://all-con.org/ and, if you attend, come over and say “Hi”. I’m at the booth B-12, the vitamin booth. My publisher name is Ink Slinger Enterprises.

Hope to see ya there.

Junk Mail and SASE Book Promotions

A little something I would like to share to my friends. My wife and I refinanced our house and got a better deal through Rocket Mortgage/Quicken Loans. Now I know why. They sell my contact info to others to make up the difference. Today in the mail we received 8 letters from different companies claiming they are working with Quicken Loans trying to sell us insurance for life and the mortgage. They had the ‘exact’ amount of the loan in each letter. Now let the spam begin…
 
The good side is I got 8 self-address stamped envelopes I’m going to use to promote my books. Instead of sending them their filled-out forms, I sending them each a card to promote the books (and they paid for the stamps).

Fly It Like You Stole It!

My first attempt creating a YouTube Video. What would you do if you found an abandoned flying saucer in your own backyard? Me, I would fly it like I stole it. Post below what you would do… Check out what Jack Slater did in USA: Eliminated!, available on Amazon at… www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B081K8M5TB#

EMP This Weekend

Last week my wife and I watched a good movie called E.M.P. 333 Days, a story about surviving an E.M.P. blast which sends North America back to the pre-industrial age. It follows an 11 year old girl’s journey to reach a safe zone and finding her father.

We liked the movie and plan on purchasing a copy for our collection. But it gave my wife an idea. This weekend we’re going to party like it’s 1899. Basically, no electricity (except what’s still in our batteries), phones, TV, microwave, stove, etc. The experiment will be based on right after the blast.  The food in the fridge will still be good for a couple or days or so, but anything we cook will be either on the outside grill (I really don’t grill unless you like charcoaled hot dogs) or in our fireplace (cooking pork and beans in the fireplace will be interesting).

Wish us luck.

 

Apocalypse Weekend

A Fact About Facebook

A little something for my fellow authors (and other small businesses). I was just reading “The 10 Commandments of Author Branding” by Shayla Raquel about using social media. It has a good section on Facebook and she mentioned something I wanted to share. On page 50 she says… “Fact: according to Facebook’s policies, you’re not supposed to use your profile as a business.” If you do, Facebook can suspend your profile or shut it down. For authors, it’s best to create an author page on Facebook for your business (it’s still free).

All Con Dallas Event

I’ve signed up to promote my books and attend events at the upcoming ALL-CON Dallas this March 2020.  When I made my reservation at the hotel I learned there is also a Sci-Fi Con there as well.  Don’t know if it’s part of ALL-CON or not.  The guy at the hotel seemed to imply it’s a separate event.  I haven’t seen anything about it online yet.

The theme at ALL-CON is Battlestar Galactica.  Some actors from the originally series will be there.

If anyone is planning to attend look me up in the showroom.  I’ll be at the booth, B-12 (unless I get moved again).  My company name is Ink Slinger Enterprises.  Hope to see some of you there.

All Con Dallas XVI