A note from me. One of my motivations for returning to WordPress and mothballing my Blogspot blog is that I had in mind to expand my audience base, WordPress has that reach. The primary purpose of The Raptor’s Claw is to grow that base and be found by more readers.
I don’t envision this blog as a place to deconstruct my writing method, or debate the merits of self-publishing vs. mainstream, a debate which I see as mainly academic at this point in time. J.A. Konrath has pretty much handled the issue in-depth. More WRITERS need to listen to him. Ebooks, and digital publishing is not going away anytime soon as much as the Big Six would like for them to. This is the wave of the future!
The politics of writing… just does not interest me at all. For that reason I largely avoid Facebook writing/author groups even though I am a member of many. I lurk. I’m interested in story, and words strung together in evocative prose, pictures being painted in my mind’s eye. Not the morality of self-publishing.
All of the above is why I have posted many writing examples from both my future and current books and attempted to make it very easy for anyone who cares, to find my books at their various outlets in whatever format fits their needs best. It’s also why I’ve elected for a more streamlined blog, ease on the eyes, and easy to find the content you might want.
Rodney C. Johnson
- The Writers Rating Authority (pochp09.wordpress.com)
- Apropos ‘The Myth of the Bestseller’ by Joe Konrath (susannefromsweden.wordpress.com)
- Interview with Indie Pioneer & Superstar Author J.A. Konrath (+12 Free Books – Feb 1 & 2) (ireaderreview.com)
- Traditional publishers should learn from self-publishers (teleread.com)
- How to Manage a Multi-Author WordPress Blog (openforum.com)
- Writers & Bloggers Wanted – HubPages (jobs.problogger.net)
- Ten things I`ve learnt from being a WordPress blogger (karenslatte.wordpress.com)
- Memo to publishers: Remind us why you exist again? – GigaOm (gigaom.com)
- More on The Konrath/Eisler Conversation (nfaa.wordpress.com)
I have created “The Raptor’s Claw” as a sister site to my blog, “The Falcon’s Crag”. Though I love Blogspot for its simple elegance, as well as ease of use, not to mention its connection to Google. I realized that WordPress is a bolder platform, complete with a built in community.
As an ebook author, reach is important to me. The wider net I can cast for myself on the web the more chance I have of being noticed.
WordPress has certain advanced functionality which I hope to take advantage of.