Okay perhaps you knew this and I'm just way behind. But for those of you like me, who did not know, this is handy. MS Office has a read back function and here is how to access it. Open a Doc and the main tool bar has this little drop down arrow. After you... Continue Reading →
Many times, over the course of our lives we let fear hold us back. Even in writing. Which is silly to think about, but I’m sure you’ve done it too. Whether it's fear of being ridiculed, fear of failure or even fear of success. I am no psychologist, so I’m here to talk about taking... Continue Reading →
Fellow Blogger Milly Schmidt asks successful bloggers a great question – check out the results.
I went out on a limb and contacted some of my greatest blogging idols to see if a few of them might like to lend us some of their wisdom in response to the one question we’re all thinking about: how the hell did you get so many followers?
To be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d get many replies. Surely these bloggers (with their thousands of followers) are far too busy to answer the many questions, emails and comments they must get every day? Turns out I completely underestimated how LEGEN – wait for it… no really you have to wait for it… sorry just a little longer – DARY these bloggers really are. Because who would answer an email from a random quote-seeking newbie like me?
Legends. That’s who.
So instead of digesting, paraphrasing and regurgitating some of their responses to make the perfect introduction, I thought I’d move aside and let the bloggers do…
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We are all alone. Adrift On a sea of Connectivity Between you and I is a Rift Filled with Electric Activity So instantly we can Communicate Never in person. Worlds Apart Invisible waves Propagate Our need of others in our Heart A void to fill that cannot be Found In our everyday Lives Only in... Continue Reading →
In this post I take a divergent path, away from my regular ramblings about writing, to speak of something which is usually just as close to any indies heart.
The reason is, no matter how good a writer you may be, how wonderful and eye catching you books cover is… if no one is ever going to see it, or hear about it, no one shall ever buy it, let alone read it.
Every indie I know who has written a book, even a short novelette, agrees the hard work starts once the book has been published.
An almost consecutive issue which is consistently raised, is the seemingly ongoing quest for the ultimate marketing tool. The ‘Eureka’ gift that will sell hundreds, if not thousands, of books each month with very little work or effort on the part of the author themselves.
Wake up, smell the coffee. There is…
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