The Book

Nov. 17th, 2037 03:31 pm
akje: (Background)
 Buy the book at Amazon ❤애!❣♥
To prevent another Holocaust, a serial killer murders those he blames for the last one.

• profanity
• standalone
• time travel
• gay protagonist
• third person POV
• transgressive characters
Cast of Characters )


Sep. 21st, 2017 02:50 pm
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I don't understand this: there are about a billion indie writers out there now, and yet when I want to read a good book, I have to write it my damn self. ˓(ᑊᘩᑊ⋆)


Sep. 10th, 2017 11:03 pm
akje: (Background)
Decided to set aside the sequel to Adeline since no one's reading the first book anyhow. They say it takes at least ten years to become an overnight success, so I have that long to finish it. In the meantime there are too many other plot bunnies hopping around. /(^ᆺ^=)\

Instead, I think I'll attempt a cell phone novel for NaNo, about the Quiverfull movement.

The characters... )

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Sep. 2nd, 2017 03:01 pm
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Getting really tired of people on Facebook linking to self-righteous crap about climate change. What crucial questions need to be asked? The scientists seem to be all on board with what causes it. It's the idiots at the Guardian and the rest of you fuckers who are in denial. (#ᴖ.ლ)

Ready to give up your luxury home, your smartphone, your iPad, your Kindle, your Playstation? Ready to give up your blue-ray, your widescreen, your SUV? Your toning shoes? Your earbuds? Your air conditioning? Your refrigerator? It's the manufacturing of these things and everything else that causes climate change. It's the strip mining, the agriculture, the oil refining, and the toxic waste production at hospitals that causes it. The ordinary machinery of modern life causes it.

Oh, and the biggest contributor of all? Crapping more than two kids out of your crotch on this planet of limited resources and limited opportunities. So if you're not ready to give up the conspicuous consumption or the irresponsible mouthbreeding, then seriously STFU about climate change and Hurricane Harvey, because YOU caused it with your dicks, your wombs, and your self-delusion. We have climate change because the world's population is more than double the carrying capacity, especially in the wealthiest nations, and if you don't have the cojones to tell the world the unpleasant truth, then srsly STFU. (ง︡'-'︠)ง


Jul. 16th, 2017 03:33 pm
akje: (Background)
Is it just me, or does it seem rather crass when authors "like" the reviews of their own books on Goodreads and elsewhere?

I mean, technically... )
akje: (Background)
A lot of writers complain about the lack of visibility on Amazon, but it seems to me there's an easy solution for many of them since they write short stories. Either the latest issue of the KDP newsletter, or maybe it was Amazon Author Insights, said the best way to gain visibility is with more books. So I'm thinking those who write short stories could post their individual fics on Amazon for 99¢ (clearly marked as short stories since so many writers are selling whole novels for that price), then offer the complete collection for $2.99 or whatever. They probably won't sell any of those individual stories, but just having them there on the writer's book page should make the writer more visible, eh? And it'll make the complete collection look like more of a bargain. They could even group some stories into separate volumes based on themes, like all the romantic fics in one collection, all the fantasy in another, etc. I wonder if this would work? I seriously need to write more short stories. _〆(..)
akje: (Doll)
Just finished The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Engaging story about a lesbian relationship during World War I, though I wish my copy didn't have so many OCR errors. Made it impossible to understand in some places. Grrrrrrr. It's kind of funny that the author is pleading for tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals, yet she makes racist comments about blacks and stereotyped generalizations about Germans, the French, the Irish, the Welsh, etc. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some of my favorite lines... )


Mar. 27th, 2017 09:17 pm
akje: (Doll)
Strange to think we're approaching the time of year when the Titanic sank amidst all that refreshing, lovely ice, while here it's a sweltering 33°C already. Can hardly wait till summer. Aargh. (-᷅_-᷄๑)


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Akje Majdanek

About Me

Like everyone else on the planet, I'm a self-published writer. My latest project is the fictional biography of four-year-old Dorothy / Dorcas Good, who was traumatized by accusations of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.