The Business Of Writing — Part III

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This is the extremely tardy third part of three-part series “The Business of Writing.” Part I and Part II, while very old, still might be of some use when it comes to crafting a business plan and platforming. This third part is largely about self-care and growth opportunities.

You have your writing business plan in place, and you are starting to build your platform, now what? Well, now you need to turn the focus back on yourself through resume building, pursuing “writerly” learning opportunities, and self-care. Continue reading

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YouTube Channels Writers Should Check Out

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I love the custom content that has emerged on YouTube, especially those that are aimed at helping writers improve their craft or aimed at connecting readers. Today, I’m sharing five of my favorite YouTube Channels. I hope you will check them out because they have a lot to offer, plus they are entertaining!

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#WriterConfessionals When I'm broke, my characters shop.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I’m sharing this Writer Confessional about a trend I notice when I’m going through a financial tight spot.

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What Is An Augur?

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Augurs feature predominately in my upcoming fantasy series of short stories. Unless you’re knowledgeable about certain strands of history, you might be wondering what is an augur? Well, it all ties into ancient Rome.  Continue reading

Acceptance available for pre-order at Amazon, goo.gl/4A1GwU.

“Acceptance” is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. It will officially release Nov. 24. Watch for information about my digital release party, which will happen on my author Facebook page on the release day. I will be giving away two copies of “Acceptance” during the party.

Acceptance Available For Pre-Order

Why Writers Should Care About Infrastructure

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Infrastructure makes everyday life — as we know it — possible. Much of it is buried and can go unthought of when it’s working; however, throw in a major storm that overwhelms our wastewater systems, and bam! we’re wading through poop water.

The average person really pays no mind to infrastructure — minus during times of failure or when news headlines note the U.S.’s crumbling infrastructure. Writers need to step outside that blissful complacency though.  The benefits are too good to pass up. Continue reading

Acceptance Cover And Blurb Revealed

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Acceptance arrives Friday, Nov. 24, on the Kindle. Link to Amazon coming soon.

 

After much blood, sweat, and tears (so many tears), I’m pleased to reveal the cover of Acceptance, the first story in The Augur’s Rose Series. I drew and painted it in Photoshop CS4 using my Wacom Bamboo tablet. The process included many layers,  various reference photos for the lovely hooded crow (Vidar), and a copious number of Bob Ross photos for encouragement — particularly when it came to capturing the “happy” grass. Continue reading