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Bookshop.org

As a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, I am privy to a lot of great industry support, information, and changes. One of the things that has come out of the COVID-19 support commitment is a Member Roundtable. Good … Continue reading

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Coping with COVID-19 and Authors Boosting Authors

We help each other. A wonderful side-effect of helping others is that our own anxiety and chaos get toned way down. Another one is that when we help others, we also reap a benefit – that’s the way the Lord designed the universe.  Continue reading

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WRITERS AND FRUSTRATION

I’ve been in touch with – and made aware of – a lot of writing frustration over the past 4-6 weeks. I’d like to offer some suggestions that may empower you to write anyway. The most common comments include, “I … Continue reading

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THE END

Since the only numbers this blog has seen in quite some time are the single digit visits by my good friends and fellow writers, I’ve decided in the interest of time and quality of life, to discontinue posting here. What … Continue reading

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Learning New Things

All right. It seems to be true that an old dog can be taught new tricks. Or at least, even though I’m now into my 60s, I can still learn new things. Last week, on Wednesday March 9th, I participated in … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel Like Writing?

Blogger Ginny Carter calls this “writer’s apathy.” Whatever you call it, there are some things you can do to weather this storm and come out whole. And it starts with understanding that this condition isn’t unique to you. Continue reading

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Organized and Happy, Too!

Nancy Note: This wonderful information is NOT only applicable to parents and children. I’ve been an empty-nester (who now works from a home office full time) for 15 years, but these tips and common-sense plans really reminded me that I can … Continue reading

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EDITING TOOLS: Quick Bytes

It’s important to go over our work, many times in most cases. Another pair of eyes, of course, is the best way to proof your work, but there are other tools that can help, too. I use several of the … Continue reading

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The Habit of Writing

    I had the honor of being on an author panel at a library that’s working to provide programs for patrons. And so, our merry panel of 5 published authors, 1 of whom was absent due to her dad being rushed … Continue reading

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FANS or CUSTOMERS?

In time, if we continue to write good, polished books and do the work to get the word out about them, we’ll sell a lot of books. We’ll earn more and more in royalties. We’ll reach those goals if we keep writing, editing and producing great books! In essence, if we continue to earn the trust and faith of our fans, we’ll have good customers, too. So, you see, I think of fans and customers in the same way. Continue reading

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