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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Opportunities for (Unpublished) Writers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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Feb
2015
23

Paying It Forward (Revisited)

I’ve heralded the benefits of paying it forward and told my particular story many times in articles I’ve written. Paying it forward, or helping others without expecting anything in return, has been an effective means of furthering my career as a self-published author and is a great way to spread a little positive energy. I thought I’d share some of…

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Feb
2015
6

Self-Publishing Secrets Revealed –
Facilitating A Blog Hop Event

At the beginning of December, when I should have been working on my new book, I had a brainwave. I wondered whether an event involving twelve authors over twelve days leading up to Christmas Day might attract new readers to my work. My idea was that each author would write a short article that mentioned Christmas, and we’d share the…

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Jan
2015
2

Happy, Joyous, and Free

On February 29th, 2004 I gave up alcohol. The world in general, and the people around me especially, are far better off because of that decision. I don’t often talk about my sobriety. I allude to it. I support others who post stories of their own journeys and I cleverly (or so I thought) dedicated my first novel to Bill…

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