Scrivener 3.0 for Windows is finally out of beta and Jerry has been using it on his gaming laptop, but even though he's having no trouble with the software, he's struggling with his current work in progress. Melanie is struggling with hers, too, for somewhat similar reasons.
How about you? How's your current WIP doing? Let's all share and help each other out.
I am happy to announce that on August 1st 2020 my latest novel is out. It’s another comedy fantasy mystery love story, this one set right before the pandemic hit — because that’s when I wrote it — and the main character is a down-on-his-luck tech entrepreneur who lost almost everything in a bad deal and a lawsuit, and decides to reboot his life by opening up a computer repair shop in — for secret reasons of his own — a small Oregon seacoast town.
There he is seduced by a mysterious young witch, and, while on a walk along the ocean one morning, he sees something he knows is impossible.
And yet, there it is.
This leads him into a secret the town has been keeping since the 1970’s, and throws everything he’s ever believed about reality right out the window.
The book is available now on Amazon, and soon at most other major online bookstores — both in print and ebook editions.
One of the perks of having had a viral tech video with over a million views (which by today’s standard is not that spectacular, really) is that you make it onto lists of manufacturers to send you products to review. This means I occasionally get my hands on fun tech toys before they’re generally available. For example, this awesome little Alexa-powered clock:
A professional video can cost tens of thousands of dollars, or more. Much more. But it doesn’t have to…
This is my latest video for my day job. My equipment and software setup costs were less than half of what you would spend going to a dedicated video production company, and that’s a one time expense.
Being that digital marketing is now mostly about video, and your best strategy is to pump out constant (relevant) video content, producing them yourself is the only real choice for a lot of small and midsized companies.
The right computer, software, camera, microphone, an iPad-based teleprompter, a few lights, and a green screen is all I used to make what looks like a full studio production. None of them are what you’d consider “pro” equipment.