1TactileWriter

WRITER’S RAMBLE

Well, how’s it going, everybody?

I’m off to a meeting of synesthetes today. People who see letters in different colors, people for whom numbers have personalities, and my personal gift, people who receive tactile stimuli from hearing words or sounds.

 

But before I leave, I thought I’d chew on your ear a bit—or your eyes, whichever you prefer.

While Plenty of Fish seems pretty straightforward, I wondered how far afield this dating business goes.

 

I understand it’s a billion-dollar enterprise, and enterprising folks are coming up with all sorts of ideas.

JDate for the Jewish, ChristianMingle, and even ChristianPassions. In fact, there’s a whole brand of passions, just as there are cupids.

Pink Cupid, OK Cupid, etc.

I guess I wasn’t too surprised to find Cheaters Date for the adulterous, and Polyamorous for the swinger. But Vegie Date?

Yes. If you are vegetarian or vegan, there’s one for you.

There are interracial dating sites for those of us who have an attraction for people of other races.

There is Dating4Disabled, and within that niche, VisuallyImpairedSingles.

It seems no one has been overlooked.

If you’re royal and looking, there’s an elite dating site for you.

Congrats to Prince Harry and Megan Markle on their wedding.

They didn’t meet on the site mentioned above, but still, congrats are in order.

 

So far, though, I haven’t found a writers’ dating site, Couch Potato Love, or ChocoDate.

Hmm. Three ideas for anyone who’d like a piece of that billion-dollar pie.

And if you do, please let me in on it.

I don’t think my recently published story on www.amazon.ca is going to put me in the upper brackets, although it’s a nice, funny short story about a young bottlenose dolphin who’s just left the natal pod.

I only charged 99 cents for it, because although I’m quite happy with the story itself, and am sure you’ll like it too, Amazon hasn’t made their site accessible for blind authors.

Neither Kindle Create nor Cover Creator can be used by a blind person using a screenreader.

I’ve been asking companies of various kinds to please make their products accessible, and have only received a note of apology for my trouble.

Not good enough!

But that’s for another post.

Oh, in case you want a light, fun read, http://www.amazon.ca has my short story Poo In The Face: A Murray B. Dolphin Adventure available. Thanks for making me a millionaire. LOL (I think I’ve made 47 cents so far.) I apologize for the visuals. It’s not that I couldn’t create a fine-looking title page with an image of a bottlenose dolphin swimming lazily about. I could, if the tools were accessible. But Amazon doesn’t seem too keen on accessibility. We’re still wrangling for access for readers with vision loss. Authors aren’t even on the radar yet. Only, I’m not getting any younger.

Enjoy the story, and know that your dollar is going toward a self-publishing company–a company I wouldn’t need to pay, if Amazon was accessible. All thoughts and comments welcome. 

 

 

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