Stolen Moments: 10 Ways to Steal Writing Time

Did you create a schedule for your writing? I envy writers who have schedules. You know, the type who can sit down every single day at the same time and write? Joe Lansdale writes every weekday from 9 to noon.  Nora Roberts is an 8-hour a day writer.  Cindi Madsen writes every morning and every…

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Best Reasons for Writers to be on Twitter

Twitter is closing in on 330 million active monthly users and 30% of them have 6-figure salaries, 80% are affluent millennials.  Authors, publishers, business people, reporters, celebrities, and politicians are all on Twitter. If for no other reason than to find out what’s going on, you should be on Twitter. But as a writer, more…

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Don’t wing-it, plan it! 7 keys for a great book launch

Are you getting ready for a new book launch or just want to learn how to? Here are 7 keys for a great book launch Braving the wild world of bookstores and book clubs to get your new book on their shelves deserves a communications plan. Let’s wade through the silt of book publicity because…

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How to Stop Procrastination and Get Back to Writing

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Let’s put this under common writer problems – procrastination. When writing was a hobby I could punch out anything at anytime – poems, short stories, long stories, anthologies, whatever. But when I decided to take it on full-time, all of a sudden that stupid dung beetle (aka writers procrastination) writhed into my life and bit…

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7 Tips for a Great Book Signing Event

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It’s time for a book signing! Yeah!  Your book is ready to go. On the shelves and waiting anxiously for legions of readers to snatch it up. But because you are not David Baldacci, Dan Brown or The First Lady, publicity and marketing are up to you.  And you want to host a book signing,…

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Travel: Stay local, Eat Local & Meet Local

Travel! Writers need to travel sometimes. With that, let me share with you my travel tips that will help you get the most out of any place! Living in South Korea is a fiction writer’s dream! Seoul has direct flights to almost every major travel spot in Asia, which is good for me because I…

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All Hallow’s Read: Books for Halloween

All Hallow's Read

Have you ever given out books for Halloween? You’re probably thinking – TRICK! Well, think again fellow bibliophile. Halloween is so much fun in my neighborhood. Houses are ablaze with orange lights. Ghosts, ghouls and even a dead-pirate ship litter the lawns. Pumpkins are everywhere, and my scarecrow has now made it through three rain…

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Writing and Meditation: Unplugged Out West

Unplugging from Social Media can help you with Writing and Meditation.   We’re in Yellowstone.  The park. Seeking out nature and the absence of “the net.” Since we found out we’re moving to Washington DC, compliments of the US Air Force, we knew we had to get busy on the bucket list. The last big…

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