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Stuff I have found and learned about the process

Everybody's Got Problems by Doug Savage, August This comic displays the main concept that all heroes have a weakness. The term, Achilles Heel, came to describe a person's weakness in modern English. Funny Puns, Hilarious, Troy Story, Teaching Latin, Teaching Humor, Savage Chickens, Homer Iliad, Greek Memes, Grammar Humor

The Writer’s Achilles Heel

I am going to go out on a limb here. This is strictly my personal opinion but it may be of some use to some other writer(s). The three areas where most Indie writers blow it as far as presenting p…

Hugh Jackman, Ayers Rock, the didgeridoo, Nicole Kidman, kangaroos and the Great Barrier Reef are just a few reasons why we at Travel Channel love Australia. Bamboo Bed Frame, Bamboo Wall, Bamboo Fence, Bamboo Roof, Didgeridoo, Celtic Nations, Basic Hand Tools, Bamboo Construction, Bamboo Canes

The Indie Author Book Marketer – How I gave up the dream of being a Bestselling Author and Found Happiness

The last two months have been brutal for book sales. The Christmas rush came and went without affecting my bottom line at all. So what is one to do? The obvious answer is to conform. Follow the …

Hugh Jackman, Ayers Rock, the didgeridoo, Nicole Kidman, kangaroos and the Great Barrier Reef are just a few reasons why we at Travel Channel love Australia. Bamboo Bed Frame, Bamboo Wall, Bamboo Fence, Bamboo Roof, Didgeridoo, Celtic Nations, Basic Hand Tools, Bamboo Construction, Bamboo Canes

The Indie Author Book Marketer – How I gave up the dream of being a Bestselling Author and Found Happiness

The last two months have been brutal for book sales. The Christmas rush came and went without affecting my bottom line at all. So what is one to do? The obvious answer is to conform. Follow the …

Bad people trust no one because they know of the treachery of which they themselves are capable. Never Trust Anyone, Trust No One, Bad Person, Be A Better Person, Dysfunctional Relationships, Life Philosophy, Meaningful Life, Words Worth, Spiritual Wisdom

More Niche, Twitter & Tweepi Tips – Big Numbers vs. True Followers & The 1000

Let´s face it. Facebook is so very yesterday. Sure, it is still huge but as far as real marketing value for the Self Published Indie writer, I´ve heard a lot of ´Does it work? – Is it worth i…

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Guide for Getting Reviews – A New Review

How do you get someone to review your book? Anyone publishing on Amazon knows that book reviews are an essential part of getting your book into readers hands and getting sales. Here is my advice.…

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Write it Right (or How to Really turn off your readers)

According to Wikipedia, a mondegreen is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. Who hasn´t seen that web post about all th…

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Niche? What Niche? Twitter for INDIE Authors

We’ve all heard the advice – Build your platform and they will come. So thousands of writers out there are busy blogging, tweeting, facebooking, instagramming etc. in the hope that it …

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Remember Snoopy on his dog house typing away, usually "It was a dark and stormy night. Writing Quotes, Writing A Book, Writing Tips, Writing Prompts, Writing Websites, Writing Contests, Snoopy, Stormy Night, Dark Night

Rules for Writing – Take it all with a Grain of Salt

I am constantly chewing up and spitting out the so-called rules for writing fiction. Best to go on record here – I despise conformity. I despise commerciality. If one sets his mind to creating an…

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More Platform Building & Twitter Tips

To continue the tutorial from the other day, there are a few other tools out there to help you with your twitter account. I use an android app called ´Unfollowers´ – this lets me purge my a…

Grammar Girl explains the difference between first-person, second-person, and third-person points of view. It all comes down to the pronouns. Fiction Writing, Essay Writing, Tone In Writing, 6th Grade Ela, Creative Writing Tips, The Third Person, A Writer's Life, Education English, Writing Workshop

Archive Post – The Perils of First Person POV

I have been giving a lot of thought to any faults in any of my previous work – obviously, I want to learn from both my experience and mistakes. One of the great elements that many writers struggle…

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Archive Post – How to Create an Ebook from a Word Document

There are two phases to creating an Ebook, not including the actual writing of your novel or tutorial or whatever. 1. Formatting your word document. 2. Converting word doc into Ebook. For this pr…

The Writer’s Contract with the Reader Writing Tips, Writer, Fiction, Writers, Authors, Writing Prompts, Fiction Writing, Science Fiction

The Writer’s Contract with the Reader

It has been said that every story has already been told. ‘Nothing is new under the sun.” So goes a Latin proverb. There are only a limited number of basic myths and archetype stories t…

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If You aren’t using Twitter Tools – Time is Running Out

If you know me at all you have probably read one of my rants against the evils of Facebook. Yes, I have three accounts (for all the goodit has done me) but I am a full-on-100%-die-hard twitter supp…

Wolf's Reading Den: On Writing by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars. Memoir Writing, Fiction Writing, Writing Tips, Free Books, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Stephen Kings, Best Non Fiction Books

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Adventures in Writing and Self Publishing @dbwriterteacher

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Am I Doing this Right? Musings on Writing and Marketing for Indie Writers

The two great challenges for an Indie Writer are writing a great novel and getting it into people’s hands. There is really little I can say about the former – writing is a tough gig and…

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Twitter Analytics – Can the Self Published Indie Author use it to their Advantage?

Ok, let´s talk about a powerful tool – Twitter Analytics. To be up front from the beginning, I am in the process of learning this tool and figuring out how to use the information it provides …