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April 08, 2016

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Well it’s taken “way” longer to post again than I’d hoped.

And no less busy today, morning cervical PT then pick up the 3 yr old for an overnight 1st time in several weeks – but hey, I’ve got this new Twitter recap format (smiles).

Every day I come across or create something I think would be fun to repost here on the site. Can’t get them all down, but here’s a few.

Google last month (just saw this today) has made an image editing software that’d run over a hundred dollars before, FREE. Haven’t tried it out yet, but worth checking out based on the article’s sample imaging.

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I’ve also begun to upload my original photo and art (paintings) images to Fine Art America. They can print on demand (POD) from images. Choices include canvas prints, greeting cards, acrylic or metal reproductions, and even licensing. Very excited about trying this out.

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As able I’ll even be tweeting an image to match the settings in my thriller fiction stories, so one can have an image to go with the excerpt from the book.

Here’s my excerpt tweet from Queen the Serial Novel Book 17, plus the image tweet posted shortly after.

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A reminder: all the links in the original tweets should be live here, PLUS, you can like (heart) a tweet if you like it, AND you can also follow me on Twitter from this page. Very neat:)

That’s it for today, gotta go, thank so much ya’ll (smiles)

 

Adan

@felipeadanlerma

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Twitter Recap for @felipeadanlerma

March 30, 2016

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I’m gonna try out a new format for my blog posts.

Since I spend most of my time on Twitter now, at least vs FB & my website, I thought I’d try out an idea I read recently.

Basically, every few days, or as often as seems best, I can embed hand and picked tweets from the day or previous day, and give folks an idea what I’m up to, what I found interesting from other folk, and generally anything that appeals.

So today, along with daily excerpt releases I tweet from two of my thrillers, One Night in the Hill Country and Queen the Serial Novel, I was fortunate to have a respected writer, SallyAnn Phillips, post a question & answer interview she asked to do with me. It’s fairly comprehensive but broken down into easy to read bites:)

The links in the tweet are live. You can go to Sally’s Twitter page: @_SallyannP or to her site with the interview: https://t.co/TL99oxpWEx .

As you can see, you can like (heart) the tweet, and even re-tweet (RT) and Follow me! Nice:)

The only other tweet I’ll post this time, since I’m just learning the new WordPress format, is one of my one-liner excerpts, also from today :

In between days I don’t post on my site, I’ll post something similar on Facebook, and see how that goes too.

If you can, let me know what you think. It’d be super helpful:)

Thanks so much,

 

Adan

@felipeadanlerma

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Leap Day Adapalooza – Twitter Ads

ClockManZappShootEric is the person I got inspiration to return to Twitter, but this time with ideas of how to use images, which, as an artist since itty bitty, I love!

Presented are 32 examples of how to combine images and text in creative ways, in image sizes for Twitter.

Included is a short commentary about the image / text ad.

I hope you’ll pop over to his site & catch the rest:)

Eric Lahti

A couple months ago I put up a post on designing Twitter ads for writers. Hopefully a few people got something useful out of it, even if it was just a few ideas about things you can do. To celebrate Leap Day – which isn’t even a National Holiday, go figure – I figured I’d show off some of the ads I’ve come up with over the past couple months. If anyone’s interested in getting some ads done, please feel free to contact me.

For the most part the ads I’ve done have been created with open source software and licensed images. Always make sure to use licensed images; they’re not that expensive and, if you get good ones, can be reused in a variety of ways.

Software:

  • Inkscape (Free vector image editor. I use it for text work and layout)
  • GIMP (Free bitmap editor. I use it for…

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RAT Out a Writer Friend = #RetweetAuthorThursday

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Tweet ad by Felipe Adan Lerma

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February 17, 2016

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I’ve recently gotten back into Twitter after a few years.

Either things have changed a great deal, or I was simply unaware a few years back of the full potential.  Even if things have changed quite a bit, it was really Eric Lahti’s post on Twitter imaging sizes that got me going again.

A few days ago I came across the best book I could hope to find, Twitter for Writers, by Rayne Hall.

Her book is comprehensive yet simple and clear enough for me to “mostly” get it (smiles).

And as a newly engaging writer looking to be seen and see what’s going on, I’ve looked for ways to get more followers. But of the kind that I can relate to. Folks in the arts. Folks who share content in addition to their own.

A potentially good way that easily can go haywire, that Rayne does not recommend, is the kind of retweeting where one’s own followers, interested in one’s own content, are swamped with so many tweets and ads they lose interest. Or worse, run shrieking for the mute or unfollow buttons.

I know. I’ve tried the swamping thing and it can be overwhelming, even to me!

So I got an idea. Anyone can do their own version.

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My idea is, once a week, on Thursdays, I’ll retweet and tweet other writers. Heavily. To my heart’s content.

Using #RetweetAuthorThursday as my hashtag.

Something silly, but fun:)

Thursdays only.

Other days I may tweet other authors, but my focus will be back on my own work. Sharing articles. Images. With no agenda other than what appeals to me.

I think this is good several ways. Obviously I can share a huge variety of different genre writers’ and artists’ work. And hopefully get mine shared as well. Plus my followers, knowing it’s RAT, Retweet Author Thursday, can choose to ignore me for a while, or just peek in and see what the variety of author work being done is like.

It’s not a perfect solution to the quest for discovery, like many of the ideas John Scalzi recently posted he’d like changed in Twitter, but it’s something I can try on my end.

I’m posting this right away this evening, but scheduling the tweet pictured above til a quarter after twelves, CST. Another tidbit covered Rayne Lane in her book. Told you it was comprehensive. I’m still culling it.

Anyway, I hope you’ll peek in on the timeline. Today, tomorrow, anytime.

Thanks so much, sincerely,

 

Adan

namaste´- con dios – god be with you

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Twitter Excerpt Experiment for One Night in the Hill Country (ONITHC)

YouTube Excerpt Readings : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

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Show Me A Story – Showing vs Telling in Fiction

Wonderful examples via dialog and description. The latter, via a dog and a girl is really cute, and effective (smiles).

As most of Eric’s posts, this is clear, humorous, and very useful.

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Eric Lahti

One of the hobgoblins of writing is the constant admonition to “show don’t tell”. I’ve had criticisms – probably valid – that I do more telling than I should. Certainly the beginnings of earlier cuts of Henchmen had an awful lot more telling than showing, something I think eased back as the book progressed. Earlier editions of the novel placed a much heavier emphasis on telling. In fact, it was due to those criticisms that the book underwent a huge rewrite about a year after it was released. What’s available now is a different beast than what first dropped back ’13.

Still, I hear about showing vs telling every now and then and have taken pains to ease the telling parts of my writing in favor of more showing. Don’t get me wrong, there are still things that need to be told – it is a book after all –…

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Twitter Excerpt Experiment for One Night in the Hill Country (ONITHC)

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One Night in the Hill Country (ONITHC)

One tweet for each chapter. Technical advice and inspiration for Twitter format ads via Eric Lahti.

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One Night in the Hill Country (ONITHC)

January 21, 2016

Related Categories : Twitter – Thrillers – Serial Fiction – Excerpts – ONITHC

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Update: 030816 – the hashtag for all Samantha Lacroix Thriller excerpt tweets have been combined into #SLThrillers on Twitter @felipeadanlerma –  that simplified things (smiles)

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A New Experiment

I’ll have more information on this soon, but basically my plan is to have a Twitter visual image with an excerpt from each chapter in my thriller, One Night in the Hill Country.

This is the first excerpt tweet –

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Monday the campaign begins a three times a week release schedule, probably each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

There are 78 chapters in the novella. Unless I change the release pattern , the whole book should be covered in about six months.

I had a lot of considerations how to do this. More so than why.

But I’ll begin covering those issues in future posts.

I will say I got the impetus for the idea from my Twitter excerpts for my current novel, Queen the Serial Novel. It has 37 short books of about 2500-3500 words each. A new book is released weekly.

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YouTube excerpts in a Readers Theatre format are being created for each book from Queen, but I don’t know if I’ll try that with the excerpts from ONITHC yet.

#ONITHC will be a tag I use on each tweet excerpt for One Night in the Hill Country.

Hopefully that will help folks find the thread if they get lost or start late.

I’m sure I’ll learn more what to do and not do as I progress (smiles).

I’ll also try and do a blog post the end of each week.

Those will feature that week’s three tweets.

Thanks so much, wish me luck!

 

Adan

ps – reminder, the new universal hashtag for Samantha Lacroix Thrillers is #SLThrillers on Twitter @felipeadanlerma:)

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YouTube Excerpt Readings : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

Twitter Excerpts : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

Book Review – Queen Part I by Felipe Adan Lerma

One Night in the Hill Country – Book Review

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Monday, a Twitter serial excerpt release

Monday, a Twitter serial excerpt release of http://myBook.to/One_Night_in_the_Hill_Country … #thriller – 1 chapter 3x @ wk #ONITHC #ASMSG http://ow.ly/i/gIqal

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Tomorrow, Sunday, I will post a full article detailing what I hope to do.

It’ll be a grand experiment, taking my current serial novel release – Queen, the Serial Novel – and applying the principal to a serial Twitter excerpt release of the preceding Samantha Lacroix thriller, One Night in the Hill Country – ONITHC.

Thanks so much, should be fun:)

 

Adan

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Kindle Unlimited and Serials – An Experiment In Exposure

Well. I was wondering what my first post on my new WordPress theme site would be, and here it is! A new creative take on serial fiction – and what a cover! Nice!

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Eric Lahti

Ask a handful of authors what they think of Kindle Unlimited and you’ll get a handful of different answers. Some love it, some hate it, most seem somewhat ambivalent about. We’ll never admit that, though .We’re writers, we’re supposed to be cantankerous.

So, for those who are uncertain what Kindle Unlimited is and why it’s important think of KU (as the cool kids call it) as a kind of Spotify for ebooks. Pay a small fee each month and you can read all the books you want. You can only have ten or so on your device at a time, but once you’re done you can get more. If you’re really into reading KU is a great thing. I’m a really slow reader so it makes more sense for me to buy a couple books a month and call it good.

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YouTube Excerpt Readings : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

Twitter YouTube ad Queen book 1YouTube Excerpt Readings : Books 1 – 6,

Queen the Serial Novel

Read the excerpts via Twitter. Hear them on YouTube.

Each book available on Kindle Unlimited.

Technical Advice and Inspiration for Twitter format ads via Eric Lahti.

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January 22, 2016

Related Categories : YouTube – Thrillers – Serial Fiction – Excerpts

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YouTube Excerpt Readings

Thirty-seven books, one released each week.

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Twitter YouTube ad Queen book 1

*Twitter ad Queen book 2

*Twitter ad Queen book 3

*Twitter ad Queen book 4

*Twitter ad Queen book 5

*Twitter ad Queen book 6

Series url on Amazon (available on Kindle Unlimited) – http://goo.gl/46Jkym

Series url for Readers Theatre excerpts on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/adanlerma/videos

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Notes about my YouTube Video Excerpts –

  • Most are a little longer than my Twitter image-text excerpts.
  • Occasionally, my YouTube excerpt will also be different from my Twitter excerpt.
  • These are short casual reads with no pretense on my part, though I have just gotten a new mic, and that will definitely help with the audio quality:)
  • New improved audio sessions start with Book 5’s reading.
  • As I get more and more comfortable setting up for a reading, practicing the text, recording it, then uploading the file and syncing for cc captions, I may try to extend to a minute or so.
  • And no, I am not growing my beard, that’s actually less than a full week’s growth:)

Either way, should be fun (smiles) –

Thanks so much!

 

Adan

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Twitter Excerpts : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

Twitter YouTube ad Queen book 1Twitter Excerpts : Books 1 – 6,

Queen the Serial Novel

Read the excerpts via Twitter. Hear them on YouTube.

Each book available on Kindle Unlimited.

Technical Advice and Inspiration for Twitter format ads via Eric Lahti.

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January 21, 2016

Related Categories : Twitter – Thrillers – Serial Fiction – Excerpts

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Twitter Excerpt Tweets

Thirty-seven books, one released each week.

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Twitter ad Queen book 1 link

Twitter ad Queen book 2

Twitter ad Queen book 3

Twitter ad Queen book 4

Twitter ad Queen book 5

Twitter ad Queen book 6

Series url on Amazon (available on Kindle Unlimited) – http://goo.gl/46Jkym

Series url for Readers Theatre excerpts on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/adanlerma/videos

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YouTube note:

Most are a little longer than the Twitter text.

These are short casual reads with no pretense on my part, though I have just gotten a new mic, and that will definitely help with the audio quality:) New improved audio sessions start with Book 5’s reading.

I should have a post on the first six YouTube excerpts very soon.

Thanks so much,

 

Adan

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Related posts:

YouTube Excerpt Readings : Books 1 – 6, Queen the Serial Novel

Dirty Sixth Street – Short Story Review

Book Review – Queen Part I by Felipe Adan Lerma

New Header # 22 – Samantha Lacroix Thrillers from Felipe Adan Lerma

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