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My name is Fred Rayworth and I am a multiple-genre writer including science fiction, adventure/thriller, icky bug (horror), and fantasy. I also write non-fiction subjects including astronomy and rock music. My first novel to be published, Meleena's Adventures - Treasure Of The Umbrunna will be coming out on Ancient Tomes Press later this year.
I look forward to joining in on the discussions when I get a chance.
Thanks everyone. I'd put a section on my web site about music but I have to keep things clean. To be honest, I couldn't do that, so I may have to start a separate web site using a pen name. As it is, my icky bug is the only genre where I hold nothing back so that, already, is a conflict. Many of my fellow writers convinced me to keep my real name and forget using a pen name. Because of that, I have to be careful what I put on my web site. When I eventually publish one of my icky bug novels, I'll have to make sure there are plenty of warnings about language. That's the problem with placing a page about music on my web site. The stories I have to tell would not be real if they were censored. Oh well, I'm not losing any sleep over it.
It's a lot easier to market myself with only one name to worry about. Writing in multiple genres makes it a challenge, but not as much as having to worry about multiple pen names.
Right now I'm pretty happy with my astronomy, woodworking, and short story pages. Music can wait for some other time. Besides, those pages are just extra to what my web site is there for in the first place. My books!
Just Facebook right now. I just attended the Las Vegas Writer's Conference and the talk there was that for social media, Twitter is the place to be. However, I've never been a fan, so it will be a struggle to get going with it. I suppose I should jump on the bandwagon but...
My web site keeps me pretty busy right now. I'm surprised this forum doesn't allow signature blocks where we can post links to our web pages.
Last edited by Feidb; April 26, 2012 @ at 10:51 PM.
Reason: Sloppy in a hurry.
It does allow sigs with link, but only after a certain number of post to prevent sig spam. I think it's 10....
Not sure how you're running your web site, but if you're using a CMS like WordPress or Jumla, there are Twitter plugins that will auto-twitter new posts and content. Facebook ones too. Makes it easy to "update" you're social properties.
There's also a plugin called AddThis that makes it easy to send any web page to a social media site.
I'll install and configure a free website for your personal or business use!
If you're talking about the anthology with my latest short story Galf in it (non-fiction), Writer's Bloc IV should come out within a month or so. Got the galley back and it had a few issues. We'd hoped to have it ready for the Las Vegas Writer's Conference but it wasn't. We hope to have a book launch party here in Las Vegas sometime soon, once we have books in print.
Thanks for asking, if that's what you were referring to!