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Oct
03

The Law of Quality

“Every fine story must leave in the mind of the sensitive reader an intangible residuum of pleasure, a cadence, a quality of voice that is exclusively the writer’s own, individual, […]

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Posted on: October 3, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
25

What Non-Fiction Authors Can Learn from Fiction Authors

Those of us who write non-fiction have the opportunity to learn three essential writing practices from our friends who write fiction. I enjoy reading novels, especially since most of my […]

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Posted on: September 25, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
May
07

5 Ways to Find Time to be Creative

Every day has twenty-four hours, and many of us struggle to get things done much less find the time to create. Deadlines, meetings, interruptions, personal business, and a plethora of […]

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Posted on: May 7, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Oct
31

4 Questions to Ask When Researching

When you’re researching a book, whether it is fiction or non-fiction you need to make choices and you need to evaluate information. He good news is that information is far […]

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Posted on: October 31, 2018 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
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
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
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
Nov
05

The Importance of Knowing Your Audience

When writing or speaking it’s important to know your audience. Even though this concept was literally pounded in my head for years, I blew it once and it’s a lesson […]

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Posted on: November 5, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Aug
27

Writing is an Artform

Many people feel writing is difficult and consequently they often approach it from a negative perspective. Over the next several posts I’d like to share what I’ve learned from my […]

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Posted on: August 27, 2013 in Featured, Writing
 

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