Change is good. Feels like a root canal sometimes, but in the end, when the swelling goes down and you look in the mirror, that tuned up smile has an extra twinkle in it.
If you’re on the site reading this, then you’ve probably noticed the changes. A little more than subtle, yet not quite a complete identity overhaul on the scale of a witness protection program. Cleaner is the key word.
If you’re reading this via email or a feed, please drop by, check us out.
There are changes behind the curtain, too.
My Books page is now the real deal — it pretty much sucked before — with all my titles, with my novels (past and present, including the new Kindle editions) and my several writing craft books. I’ve also tweaked up the pages linked to the upper menu, including the Peer Review page, which had gone comatose because, well, it was invisible. I encourage you to participate in that program.
A completely new wrinkle…
… is the announcement of my new monthly newsletter program.
I’m calling it “Writers on the Brink — A Storyfix Community,” and you’ve already been exposed to it with that little popup window asking you to sign up. Why sign up? Because I need to do this right, and the newsletter will be too full of specific value-added material and special fun deals to throw out there in general. Those who come to the party will get the best appetizers. And the hard stuff.
Please opt-in. You won’t get spammed or over-sold, and you will get special treatment. My goal is to over-deliver.
The posts themselves will take on a new energy going forward.
There may be less of them, but what I put here will be written from a place of passion and relevance, and won’t be the predictable by-the-numbers stuff that has led us to this point, and that fill the pages on most writing websites. All the 101-level posts are still here, in the Archives, for new arrivals and those who want a brush up. Going forward… think of this as storytelling grad school, with a point of view for everyone. Even the pros go through training camp before every season, and this site is nothing if not a place to prepare for the Big Leagues.
And finally, I’ve published a personal statement…
… sort of a rare thing on sites like this.
Why? Not because I’m opening the kimono for reasons better dealt with by my psychotherapist. Rather, to postion this as a passionate, courageous and risk-friendly place. Not everyone likes my style, but you can’t question my intentions. I’m here to help. And to grow.
Thanks for making Storyfix.com one of the leading fiction writing websites on the internet. If you have a Story to tell, there’s always a cushy chair available for you here.
Love to hear from you. Tell me what you’d like to see this year, and I’ll try to accommodate what fits.
Welcome to 2012. May we all write our asses off and find bliss in the process.