Erica Drayton, The Storyteller

Erica Drayton
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?” - Albert Einstein [Short stories, serial novel, & my personal journey as a creative writer.]
Created 30 Jun 2021
  • 105 | What to Say in Your About Page?
    04 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Quick Recap: What we’ve learned so far 101 | THE SET-UP | Create a Substack account. 102 | PUBLISH YOUR FIRST POST | Writing fiction vs nonfiction, navigating the user interface, and the settings wort...
  • Welcome to Calamity Island
    01 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 18 3
    Image by Frank Winkler from Pixabay The ferryman stared at the newest arrival from the moment he stepped onto the old boat, till the moment he waved a pleasant farewell on the dock of Calamity Island....
  • Reading Ray Bradbury in October
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    This is gonna be a short one as I’m just here to share that for the month of October I intend to read the following book: I’ve been wanting to get back to reading on a more serious basis and I’ve also...
  • 006
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    It was meant to be a Summer house, where family gathered to remember good times. But in the Winters it remained empty. There should be no laughter from children or talk of good times from adults. Wint...
  • The Five Year Mindset Every Creative Should Have
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    I hear it all the time. I used to say it myself early on when I first started. “I implemented X strategy for a week and the results I expected didn’t happen so I’m moving on to another strategy.” Look...
  • Man of the Mountain
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Photo by Marcos Rios from Pexels “Men made of rocks, grandma?” Lily busied herself washing their dinner dishes while she listened to her eighty year old grandmother spin another one of her tall tales....
  • Live Streaming | Twitch or YouTube?
    22 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This post will be from the perspective of a writing streamer. As such, what I consider to be pros and cons from both platforms will be based solely on my experiences and may not apply to you unless yo...
  • The Death of Open Rates
    20 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 5 1
    It seems everyone who used email marketing services are all in a tizzy over what’s about to happen on Monday. And it wasn’t until I did two things in the last month that I was able to see just how ins...
  • Tree People of the Light
    17 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 2
    Photo by Harry Cunningham from Pexels “Hurry,” my momma said, panting as she yanked our clothes from the line, fasteners flying through the air. One bounced off my head but she didn’t n...
  • Juggling Writing & Marketing
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    Every indie author will tell you, aside from writing a great story, the toughest part is handling your own marketing. And you can’t even say “well then just go the traditional route and save yourself ...
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