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May
2016
22

Writing, with assistance from the Rock and Roll Warriors

My writing mentor, Ed Griffin would tell me there’s no such thing as writer’s block. He’d say that writing is work just like everything else and it requires sitting down and hammering out the words until they make sense. Even if it’s gibberish put it on paper because you never know where it may lead. Ed was right but sometimes…

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Mar
2016
26

Indy Authors Success Stories–
2016 Edition of my Self-Publishing Guidebook

The 2016 edition of my self-publishing guidebook, How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle, is now live and available as an e-book for Kindle, or in print. This is the book that I update every twelve to eighteen months. The new content includes current promotion sites that my colleagues and I have found to be effective as well as…

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Dec
2015
24

The 12th Blog of Christmas
Every Light on Every Street

Last year on the night after Christmas, even though it had been an exceptionally busy day, I drove a car-load of family members around the streets of our town. For two and a half hours we drove up and down roads searching out the brightest, most illuminating lights on people’s houses and lawns. My eighty-six year old passenger in the…

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Dec
2015
2

indieBRAG Christmas Blog Hop

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. A Christmas…

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Nov
2015
10

You May Already Be A Winner…

I’ll spend today dreaming, dreading, sweating, and maybe even enjoying; it’s release day for my new novel – The Dead List. It’s going to be a great day. Oh, and in between all those emotions I’ll be checking my book’s rankings every few minutes. This article began as a thank you to all of the authors and readers who helped…

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Sep
2015
9

Hot and Trending in Kindle Scout
(Day 8)

I hope you’ve had a good summer. I’ve been exceptionally busy – writing. I’m sorry to tell you that I have not been working on the third book in the My Temporary Life Trilogy, but I do thank you all for your encouraging messages asking me to complete that series. And, one day it will be done. Instead, I’ve been writing the first book…

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Aug
2015
23

Five (More) Self-Published Books You Should Be Reading

One of the more popular articles I wrote last year detailed some of the great new writers I found by accident. Well, I’ve kept reading, and I’ve found a few more self-published books that made me gasp, laugh until tears ran down my face, and shake my head because the writing was so strong. The parameters are the same as last…

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Apr
2015
30

4 Free Ways to Connect With Readers
And 1 Secret Weapon

I previously posted about the mistake I made a couple of years ago. In my efforts to keep my books in the forefront and advance up the ranking lists I did everything I could think of to connect with readers. If there was a social network or website where authors claimed to be selling books I was there. If there…

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Mar
2015
29

Opportunities for (Unpublished) Writers

It’s a phenomenal achievement to write a book. Whether it’s a collection of poetry or short stories, a novel, or a work of non-fiction, it takes a lot. And, even though more and more books are being published each year, if you’ve completed this monumental task you are still in the minority. Ask around and see if anyone else you…

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