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Self-Publishing Tip #3 – Building Your Author Brand Series – Banners #amwriting

Web banners are a great way to build your brand as an author. You need a visual that readers can associate with you as an author. It can either contain graphics from your most recent release or something that brands … Continue reading

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Sittin’ on the Porch with Kelly – Author Cynthia Ley – The Power of Words #amwriting

It’s a little cooler on the porch today, so Author Cynthia Ley and I are sipping hot cocoa with those little tiny marshmallows, a rare drink in Florida. We take the opportunity to enjoy it when we can. Cynthia has … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #3 – Avoiding Worn Out Phrases – Warning: Adult Content #amwriting

I think I’ll have a little fun today. I was participating in some readers’ forums on various sites and ran across this thread where readers commented on trite, overused, and worn out phrases that authors use in novels. I had … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? The Daily News #amwriting

They say truth is stranger than fiction. I sure have found that to be the case. Whenever I’m searching for a story idea, I never have to go much farther than my own television. The daily news is a beehive … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Jenifer Ruff – What I’ve Learned Along My Publishing Journey #amwriting

Today I’d like to share a glass of tea with Jenifer Ruff, published author with World Castle Publishing. We are chatting about what she’s learned along her publishing journey. Let’s listen in: As a newly published author, I have several … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Tip #1 – NEVER Edit Your Own Work #amwriting

Everyone who owns a computer or tablet these days fancies themselves a writer. In my days as an EIC for a publishing company, I can’t tell you how many submissions I chucked due to poor editing, Gad Zooks! The manuscripts … Continue reading

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Put On Your Online Suit – Correct Spelling #amwriting #grammar

I have a lot of pet peeves as a writer, and I get “peeved” a lot when I view posts on social media. Just because it is a casual post does not mean you shouldn’t put your best foot forward. … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On the Porch with Kelly -Author Frank Allan Rogers – Organizing Book Signings

Today I’m sittin’ on the porch with author Frank Allan Rogers, The New F Word in Fiction. I just love that tag line and I just love Frank. He and I met many moons ago when we were both published … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? Your Children

Let’s gab a few times a month about generating story ideas. Also, if you’re stuck on a current story, share it with me. I love nothing more than to bounce ideas around with other writers. Many times I am asked by … Continue reading

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Put On Your Online Suit – Tips on Professional Online Conduct

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Poor online behavior is a total pet peeve of mine and since this is my blog, I’d like to rant about it. So if you’ll indulge me, I want to … Continue reading

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