Writing

How to write a story

It’s been a long standing ambition of mine to write a novel, or a story of some kind, put it in a book and have it published. I actually started writing a book in 2010 or 2011. After a few hundred words were written I began to wonder what it […]

My experience with Social Media in 2015

2015 was the year I invested in a “social presence”. Here is my honest review and my responses to the current state. Facebook provides the bulk of my traffic, followed by WordPress. Facebook has destroyed the concept of Friend and totally diminished and warped the meaning of the word “like”.

The Play

As usual, The LastWord has applied to The SloMan to write a post to Make an Announcement. The SloMan, slow and infirm as he is, is obliged to oblige The LastWord, mostly because he, The LastWord, has obliged The SloMan by taking over the bulk of writings that this blog […]

5 Great Passages

Well, 2015 is almost over and it is time to take a look back. I decided to dig through and collect some quotes. The best of the best. From this blog, of course. Didn’t you know? I’m modest to a fault. It’s probably my greatest virtue, modesty is. uh… one […]

How To Write a Novel

In this, for the first time ever, I shall attempt to write a serious post. Come along for the ride, as we explore the process of writing a novel. I have never taken a creative writing class or literature appreciation classes. This guide, therefore, is perfect for the lay author, […]

More cleanups

Instead of simply reblogging something on this Thursday, I’ve chosen to make improvements to the site. Again. Apart from the ever-changing theme ( it’s a blue and white thingy now… ), I have made the following changes. These should make it easier to find posts. Some of the newer readers […]

Insights

WordPress tells me that Wednesday is the best day for readers of #SloWord. 28% of the readers come to #SloWord and read what is there to be read on #SloWord on Wednesdays. It also tells me that 9% of the readers read #SloWord at 11:00pm. It would be reasonable to […]

A Medium post

Some time ago, I’d been pointed to Medium as an alternative blogging site. It was very new and, I’m sorry to say, I neglected it shamefully. It didn’t then have a vibrant well-established community and had a stark, minimalistic feel. It still is minimalist in approach, preferring to focus on […]

About Updates

Following the dictum “when you have no creativity to offer but a blog post is expected, then make some improvements to the blog and write about it”, I present to you NEW, IMPROVED: 1. An integrated About page. How cool is that? Other blogs have ‘a’ blog page, this one […]