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Sep
19

WRITING LESS IS OFTEN MORE

All of us who love to write often are caught in an “expression” trap. We know what we want to say, but to fully express our thoughts we become wordy […]

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Posted on: September 19, 2018 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Aug
22

Do You Know Where Your Readers Hang Out?

When I was a teenager, before cell phones and “Find Friends” apps, I knew I could find my friends at one of two places in town. I’d go there, connect, […]

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Posted on: August 22, 2018 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
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

The importance of Visually Writing

We live in a graphics 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
 

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