Welcome to the Weekend (a real update!)

Welcome to the Weekend (a real update!)

Woo hoo! The weekend is here! How’s everybody doing? It’s Saturday…it’s going to be a lovely day to be out planning our gardens and enjoying the respite from winter. At least, in the mid south where I am this is true. No garden dreams for me today, though. I will be working hard today with my video production job. I am sort of a grunt at this job, and by the end of the shoot, I feel like I have had a real workout. I also will be doing some photography and that is always fun. Photography sort of tweaks

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How to get published

How to get published

People invariably ask me what they need to do to get a book published. The first thing I do is gaze at them longingly. I mean, was it really almost ten years ago that I WAS that person? So here is my list, and it is about as thorough as you will find in all the writing self-help books and other places. HOW TO GET PUBLISHED Find the time to write. We all find time to do the things we want to do. If writing is a priority for you, you will find that giving up time to do other

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Writer Groupie Episode 20 Interview with Kim Huther, proofreader

Writer Groupie Episode 20 Interview with Kim Huther, proofreader

Kim Huther is the owner and operator of Wordsmith Proofreading Service. She does proofreading, and copy editing for writers of all creation. Kim inspires authors to achieve greater heights with their work by her most excellent ability to turn words into art. I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast. In this episode, we discuss her business and how she can help writers with their work. ————– AUDIO ONLY ————– SHOW NOTES: What does a proofreader/copy editor do What sorts of things have you seen in this business? Why this is her dream job Why she got into

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Writing stuff Wednesday

Writing stuff Wednesday

So…I know I have been slacking something fierce on this old blog. It has been the winter blues, I tells ya. I get SAD in the wintertime. That’s “seasonal affective disorder” for those who do not know. But this past weekend, I went out of town (SOUTH!) and found sunshine and warm temps. I sat in the sun for a while and believe me, the blues fled. Today I want to talk about writing stuff. I know I could do a podcast, but my voice is not up to par, and you really wouldn’t enjoy my coughing and hacking to

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SMT series: The Effectiveness of Comments

This is the final part of the Social Media Triage series. For the first, second, and third posts, please start here: Social Media What is IT? How leaving comments on posts can be effective When my first book came out, I was fortunate enough to be connected to a woman who ran a blog tour company. She was a God-send and gave me several tours for free. I was hosting some of her authors on my podcast, so it worked out for us both. But mostly for me – it was free and those things cost money. I went to

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