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Guest Post: Joanna K. Pitcairn on Self-publishing vs. Traditional publishing

Johanna K. Pitcairn is featured on my blog today, and I am happy to have her here. It is Day Two of the Blog Tour for her new book, “32 Seconds” which I will tell you about after Johanna’s post. … Continue reading

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What the hoo-hah is a marketing plan, and where do I buy one???

Lately I’ve been seeing the phrase, “marketing plan”, as in “You need a…”. Oh?  Thought what I had in mind was pretty good: 1.  Write a book 2.  Get book published 3.  The crowd goes wild, and they are lining … Continue reading

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“Pong” vs. “3-D Tennis”: Bringing Life to your Storyline’s Dialogues

I’m pretty much dating myself, but I have to ask:  Does anyone remember “Pong”?  That was the very first TV/computer-ish game to come out, and my family was enthralled.  It consisted of two vertical bars on either side of the … Continue reading

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The ABCs of getting noticed

I gave this some thought, I really did.  You see, I’ve not been in the biz all that long, just a couple of years.  But I’ve learned a lot…and there is a lot more I need to find out. Here … Continue reading

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Potted Plants…er, I mean, Plotter or Pantser

To the non-author, the terms “plotter” and “pantser” might seem very strange.  “Pantser” sounds like someone who is fond of giving reverse wedgies.  Or maybe a frat member with too much time and beer on his hands.  “Plotter” sounds like someone … Continue reading

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How did those words get there? – Mountain Springs House Blog Tour Week 2

When I leaf through the pages upon pages of my writing, I marvel at the ability we have to craft a tale from just our minds. Jasper Fforde’s “Thursday Next” series, especially the book entitled “The Well of Lost Plots”, … Continue reading

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