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Author Talk: Planners I Like

Last week I told you I would come back and show you some planners I felt were cost effective and useful. The one I really like I purchased at Wal-Mart for under $10.00. What I like...

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Author Talk: What’s The Deal With Planners

As a child of the “Oregon Trail” era, I grew up using paper and pencil for the first half of my academic career.  Computers were only something you used during “lab” or “library” to play games or code little turtles to...

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Author Talk: Courses

People have come to know me as "Knower of Stuff, Doer of Things". I am truly a Jack of All Trades in the context of the original saying: A jack of all trades is a master of...

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My Favorite Book On Writing

I have a whole slew of books on writing, but today I was asked to share JUST ONE. The most helpful book I have in my arsenal is: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression...

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Author Talk: Productivity

The IT people at my day job hate it when I complain about screen slowdowns.  Do you know why it annoys me?  Because seconds add up.  Seconds turn into minutes and minutes turn into hours.  When I'm in the...

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Author Talk: So You Wanna Write A Book?

Over the years I have focused on my "So You Wrote A Book" series to help newer authors navigate the world of independent publishing.  Yet, what about people who stop here and would like to write a book, but...

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Author Talk: Website Stuff

I'm in a lot of author groups on the web.  I see other authors posting a lot about newsletters, domains, and websites.  Websites kinda freak out those that are not "technology savvy".  So, that got me thinking maybe YOU...

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Author Talk: MOO Cards

I promised in my last entry that I would eventually show you what I came up with in place of "drop cards" since I am too poor to initiate production of those.  Enter MOO cards and Printfinity.  Along with the...

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Author Talk: Distribution

And here we are at the last part of my blog tutorial.  Distribution is not the same thing as “publishing” although a lot of these places say “publish with us and distribute here”.   Most of these places are going...

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Author Talk: Covers

Finally we have arrived at the part where I tell you all about covers.  I know I break all the rules because “you shouldn’t design your own covers”.   But, I also know my covers are pretty.  I say you...

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