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Jun
23

Questions to Ask from Reader-Based Feedback

Authors typically like to receive feedback from what they have written. They hand their manuscripts to friends or colleagues and ask for their opinions. I’d like to suggest this is […]

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Posted on: June 23, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
16

Overcoming the R-Word

“Rejected!” It’s a difficult word for authors to read in an email, or hear directly from their agents. When you’ve put your heart and soul into a project, when your […]

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Posted on: June 16, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
09

Building and Sustaining Reader Loyalty

Many authors are in self-denial. Most of us don’t realize that we can’t market our books like it’s 1999. How do I know this? Because every week I encounter people […]

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Posted on: June 9, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
02

Five Tips on Creating an Ideal Home Office

For over the last five years I’ve worked primarily from home. My home office is “made to order” for what I do. I’ve deliberately created a space that has what […]

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Posted on: June 2, 2015 in Featured, General, Home, Publishing, Publishing2
May
28

How Do I Keep My Book Organized?

Writing a remarkable book, fiction or non-fiction, typically doesn’t just happen out of random thoughts and a few stories. Most often when you begin your book or novel you will […]

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Posted on: May 28, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
May
21

It’s Time to Abandon Your Bunker Mentality

We could all learn something from Napoleon Bonaparte. Reportedly he once said, “The old nobility would have survived if they had known enough to become masters of printed materials.”[1] Does […]

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Posted on: May 21, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
May
19

Think and Write in Pictures

We live in a graphic age. Television, video games, and even the most popular Facebook and Twitter posts include stunning graphic images. They tell the story and the capture out […]

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May
14

Raising the Stakes with Emotion

Generally speaking I’m not an emotional guy. However, when the right sequence of experiences hit me, I’m a basket case. Certain movies, songs, and certainly my kids and grandkids can […]

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Posted on: May 14, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Apr
28

To Revise or Nor To Revise—That is the Question

One of the most important writing lessons I’ve learned over the years is when NOT to revise my work. Let me explain—revising your work is extremely important and we all […]

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Posted on: April 28, 2015 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Apr
08

Have Trouble Getting Creative? Look Somewhere Else

When I’m stuck in a creative rut, or even when I’m looking for new ideas I find that I find new creativity when I look other places. Roger von Oech […]

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Posted on: April 8, 2015 in Featured, Marketing, Publishing, Publishing2
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