You’re Invited . . .

. . . to visit some of my other blog pages. I have about a dozen domains under development, and two of them may be of interest to you.

NOT a product endorsement, of this or any other brand. I never intended to inhabit one of these, and I stay out of it as much as possible.

This month marks the culmination of seven years of Irish Firebrands blogging. Those of you who have been with me from the first know that I’m disabled and have had cancer. I don’t talk much about my health here, preferring to focus this blog on the Indie Author-Publisher experience.

But I do blog about disability and chronic illness issues on my site Butterfly, Be Free! Topics include autoimmune disease, chronic pain, sleep apnea and CPAP, cancer, genetics, nutrition and recipes, and translational medicine, to name a few.

Another of my sites is dedicated to the research I’ve been doing for my work-in-progress, The Passions of Patriots. This is a history buff’s blog, focusing on the period 1906 to 1936, including the Great War, and (coming soon) the Irish wars of that time.

The bulk of my writing time for the coming year will be a return to active creative writing on the new book, which is a prelude to Irish Firebrands, covering the lives and times of Dillon Carroll’s grandparents.

This, my flagship blog, has explored the writing process in terms of how Irish Firebrands came to be, because it was a completely spontaneous work. I still strongly recommend being an organic writer (“pantser”), as the way creative writing is done best. If you’re fairly new to this blog, you may have missed some post series I wrote in support of that assertion:

  • Use my search engine to find “The Daughters of Zeus,” and “The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing.”
  • Search for the keywords “senses,” “sensory,” “smell,” “olfactory,” “taste,” “touch,” “hearing,” “sight,” and “vision.”
  • Be sure to see my “Downloads” page for fun stuff.
  • Look also for the terms “art” and “craft,” to understand the true nature of writing.

Writing is supposed to be enjoyable, not a stressful occupation burdened by marketing regulations imposed by traditional publishing gurus and gatekeepers. It’s only if we’re not having fun doing it, that we’re not doing it right.

I hope to see you visit. As always, I’ll be lurking in the wings, reading and commenting on your blog posts, too.

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