Monthly Archives: October 2015

Are You Stuck in Your Writing? Are You Ready for an Off-the Wall Goose?

Are You Stuck in Your Writing? Are You Ready for an Off-the Wall Goose?

Every writer, every author hits the wall some time … sometimes, lots of times. Oh, we can bring it all on ourselves, allowing and enabling a slew of distractions to create the detour—it’s the Squirrel Factor … just about anything can seduce you away from what you think you want to be doing. Or, some cosmic force comes into play—totally unexpected and totally uncontrollable. It’s called life, and yes, it does happen. And sometimes it …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas October 17

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas October 17

 
 
1. Feedly.com is HOT for authors. It’s a great source to tap into to gather up all the news and content and any topic or person you want to follow (i.e. their blogs or other feeds)–when you are tracking your competitors and top influencers, Feedly does it for you and you just have one spot to go to.
 
 
2. OMG! YouTube has 72 hours of video uploaded every minute of every day of every hour. Have you …

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The Wise Author Expects the Unexpected …

The Wise Author Expects the Unexpected …

Last Spring, I had an unexpected visitor. To my surprise, I noticed an old bulb bulging, one that bloomed the previous December. One that I had promptly forgotten about post the Holidays after I had moved the small pot that it was in to the garage.
 “Hmmm, maybe it might like a little water?” was my thought.
Over the next few weeks, I offered it a drink now and then and moved it to a window …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas October 10

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas October 10

 
 
5 MORE Creative, Cost-Effective FREE Tools and Solutions for Your Authoring Business

Last week, I shared five free tools and services that may be of assistance to your authoring business per my favorite Geek Girl, Kelly Johnson of CornerstoneVA.com. As an author, you are a business owner, you want the best for your authoring business, but sometimes the budget calls for you to find creative, cost-effective solutions. With the countless online applications, services and tools available, …

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The Virtual Book Shepherd is Coming on Periscope in October!

The Virtual Book Shepherd is Coming on Periscope in October!

Book publishing expert and The Book Shepherd Dr. Judith Briles will launch The Virtual Book Shepherd on Twitter’s Periscope beginning October 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. ET, 10 CT, 9 MT, 8 PT.
Livestreaming is taking over the social media connecting strategies for top authors and marketers. Blab.im and Periscope are the go-to resources. For anyone with a good Twitter following (that’s me), Periscope is the go to place to be (and followers don’t need …

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