As a Tory voter for many years, the recent Tory Split does not worry me; the people who should be concerned are those still in Labour after the Labour Split, the new party forming could give the voters a third choice other than UKIP.
An early reputation for my writing.
Two of my early ghost stories are linked by the romance between a nurse and a US airman whose spirit lies trapped in the wreckage of a crashed plane.
With a free will, girls like Shamima Begum leave their country to live with ISIS, the enemy of the western world; they have babies and decide that the life is not for them, so they ask to return.
Sure, let them into the country, and try them as traitors as treason is punishable by death.
Really, what do they expect?
Muslims treat women as being lower than cattle, did they expect to get respect?
Girls like Hoda Muthana are nothing more than breeders of terrorists.
A monthly payment.
The advantage of having e-books on Amazon is that I get a monthly payment - www.amazon.com/-/e/B007U50BOI - if it is only a few cents, rather than having to wait for a year as I do on Draft2Digital to pass a $10 minimum for a royalty payment.
Last night I received an email from Draft2Digital asking me to remove the books for sale on Amazon from their shelves, or they'd do it for me.
I told them to go ahead, after all, even my bestseller on the site has not earned a $0.50 a week in her five years on the site.
I told them it didn't matter because by October I will not even be doing this blog.
Well done Labour, when you think they can't stoop lower in their bid for power, they surprise you.
Perhaps it is no surprise after the recent Labour Split; they have so few members they are recruiting crooks like Derek Hatton, a convicted fraudster; well, he should be in his element in Labour as they keep proving how inadequate they are as a party.
A lack of business acumen
A firm that puts all its eggs in one basket is doomed to fail.
After all, that was the downfall of the games system Dreamcast; they put all they had into the Sonic the Hedgehog games Dreamcast produced if the firm had followed the right path and brought out several games they may have survived.
Any company who puts all their eggs in one product is like the writer who rests his reputation on selling a book, not a selection of books www.alsdominion.co.uk/bookstore.html.
The biggest scam in publishing.
I've made many mistakes in my struggle to get a book published, but none was worse than contacting Xlibris publishing; they are nothing more than thieves and scam artists.
Out of curiosity, I googled them last night, to see if they were still active as the last time I heard about them was several years ago when they had a dispute with their distributors for non-payment of costs, nothing has changed.
If you don't believe me, check out the site (Pissed Customer), on there you'll find page after page of complaints about these people.
Years ago, when I helped people, I was asked to edit a book that they had edited the book after I told the author about their practices; he sent me the first pages.
I started but got no further than the first page as the editing in hand was giving me a severe migraine; to get the book readable, I would have needed to write the story from scratch. It didn't help that he'd written the story as one block of over 35 lines with no pauses.
There was every error in writing you could imagine from the wrong capitalization of words to bad grammar, and it was not picked up by their editing staff.
Two stories in an anthology.
I forgot that several years ago, I had two ghost stories published in an anthology. The reason is it took me ages to track down the book online, and I rewrote the stories a few months later for sale on Amazon and Draft2Digital.
I don't expect to see any benefits from having my Twitter tweet published in an issue of Premier Christianity magazine, but publicity is its reward in my view, and this is another feather in my cap.
I have to say that PC has improved this month, I am still not certain if I will get a renewal for my subscription next year, but it is looking more toward me renewing than not renewing.