2017 New Year goals for this writer’s life

2017 New Year goals for this writer’s life

Happy New Year! I love the beginning of a new year and I am pretty excited about 2017. It’s the best time to be a writer-author-preneur and we have a lot of choices to consider in this awesome digital era where we can reach customers with a click. Someone asked me what hobbies I enjoy. I had to really think about it because writing and podcasting have been my hobbies ever since 2008, but now I want this to be my business as well. My retirement! So I need to move things along in 2017. I also don’t like making resolutions. They

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Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

Indie Publishing in 2016: Make it Good

By now we all know that ebooks are not a passing fad, and that they haven’t killed traditional publishing. In fact, the NY publishing world accepted them as much as anyone, although the pricing structure is way different. (Some say that the way trad pub books are priced as ebooks MAY kill them. but we will see). Since about 2010, I have been paying attention to how things are going along. I have learned a few things too. Here’s what I have learned about publishing: Discoverability is hard-as hard as it has always been-harder than ever. Traditional publishing is still

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Youtube: 5 things you need to know now

Youtube: 5 things you need to know now

Today I want to talk about Youtube. It’s been around for a long time. Since 2005 to be exact, but some people didn’t know much about it until Google bought it in 2006. So…about ten years now this great video platform has been a mainstay-and yet STILL people haven’t gotten familiar or addicted to it yet. (But it does have BILLIONS of views a day…so, those people are definitely the minority) I put Writer Groupie Podcast on Youtube in October of 2014 with a great interview with Jodi Vaughn, paranormal romance author. I developed this idea for video interviews because

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Mid South con – pre-con post

Mid South con – pre-con post

Welcome to all my new fans and followers… It’s been a grueling week, y’all. I have put in more hours this week doing stuff that I hate to do than any other week this year thus far. Yep. It’s tax time. But I also am about to get myself into something fun and writerly. It’s Mid South Con weekend! Be sure to check back here next week for my con roundup post with pics and details. If you are going to the con, be sure to check out the writer’s track panels. I will be on some! I am also

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