Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Blog's New E-mailing List Works!

Not to beat a dead horse, but this e-mailing list does, in fact, work.

So, this post is mostly a demonstration for Fred; it's also a reminder that if you want to join this mailing list where every new post from this blog will show up in your inbox, then send me a quick e-mail to

Jason Pyles,
Salt Lake City

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An E-mailing List For EVERYBODY in the OV Writers' Group

Hi Writers,

This is Jason Pyles in Salt Lake City. For a long time now, the members of this group have wanted a way to receive e-mail updates from this blog. Blogger only allows for a small number of people (like, 10) to receive these posts via e-mail. So, this won't matter as much to you exclusive folks who are already receiving this post in your inbox.

Nevertheless, I've THINK I've figured out a clever way for the rest of us to receive these updates via e-mail every time someone posts something new. Therefore, if you'd like to receive these e-mail updates, send me a quick e-mail to this address:

I will enable the forwarding of every post that's published on this blog to come to whatever e-mail address you use to write to me.

Thank Fred. He has harassed me long enough to figure this out. I had to do something, so he'd leave me alone.     ; )


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tolstoy's Top 4 and BookBaby

Hello Fellow Writers,

Jason Pyles writing again from Salt Lake City. I have two potential gifts and one announcement:

1.) I was listening to a podcast the other day and heard someone quote Leo Tolstoy's "Top 4 Elements of a Great Novel." (Yes, the Tolstoy of "Anna Karenina" fame.) Here are the four, starting with the greatest:
a.) Transitions
b.) Context
c.) Character
d.) Story
There ya go. Now go write your "War and Peace."

2.) Also, there's a relatively new Web site that might interest you self-publishers. It's called BookBaby, and here's the link:  I'm just passing the info along; this isn't necessarily a recommendation. Nevertheless, I will say that I've sold my CDs through its affiliate company, CDBaby, for years, and I've been very pleased. Check it out.

3.) I live in a small town just southwest of Salt Lake City. Population 23,000. Anyway, I was pleased to discover that my tiny town has its own version of the OV Writers' Group. They're funny, and they do a nice job. Here's their blog if you'd like to check them out:

Take care and happy writing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hi All

Here is a website that might interest some of you:

Also: Here is one for Rich:

And: Rich, have you changed your email address? Your mail is coming back to me.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday Readings?

Hey Rich
Do we have any readers lined up for Monday?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Writers Write

I though this may interest some of you. Forwarding does not imply endorsement.