Vacations: don’t forget the others

Vacations: don’t forget the others

Vacations: don’t forget the others

Summer is here and everyone is traveling. At least, that is how it feels to me. Yes, this is a whiny, self-indulgent post about my life and how it is not turning out quite as I had so strangely prepared. If you do not want to read about my efforts at self-deprecation, you might want to click on the little “x” now. So…as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself… Everyone is traveling to a vacation place. Some with kids, some with dogs, some with other baggage. I used to do that. Before cancer took over the driver’s side

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Boost your book sales, get readers

Boost your book sales, get readers

We are writers. We have talent. And of that talent, there are many facets. One such facet of our talents, when honed to a fine point, will give you a significant edge that will result in better book sales. And this talent will increase your awareness of what readers want,  and give you assertiveness that very few people have. This talent is something that very few writers can perform, and most of them don’t even want to try. And the really interesting thing is: you have an advantage on EVERY OTHER WRITER when you unleash this talent. WHAT IS THIS

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Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Everyone you meet seems to be following their dreams and “doing” something that “fulfills” them. Many are writing their memoirs, or a novel, or a book of poems. Dreams of being an artist, a musician or writer abound! It’s wonderful, really. I mean, it was that very chase to something to make me feel fullfilled that lead to my first book. I sure wouldn’t fault anyone for doing such a thing. But there are many out there who are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone. They are afraid to succeed many times, I think. And even more fear

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Indies – GO READ! I hope this will be a great blog post. It’s all about summer reading. I recently found a blog that talked about how important it is for the indie author to read other indie authors. Well, that seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? But really, I find fewer indie writers taking the time to read ANY books but especially their indie counterparts. We, as writers, need to put our money where our mouths are. More specifically, find an indie book to love. Find it, read it, love it and then spread that love. Become your own

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Mini-con wrapup

Mini-con wrapup

The MINI-CON was a HIT! Good morning, friends! Today is the day after the mini-con that my mastermind group, Desoto Writers Alliance, put on at the library. It was SO MUCH FUN! If you were a part of this event, thank you from the bottom of my heart for attending. It was the first of our efforts to bring together writers, aspiring and otherwise. We had members of some local author groups in the crowd and it was so wonderful to see writer buddies that we don’t get to see (aside from online) very often. Many of you came up

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