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2nd Class Writer

I will continue to speak out against those who refuse access to self-publishers, or indie-publishers as we are now being referred to.  There are two award competitions that I have considered participating in within the past two weeks.  I am … Continue reading

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YO! SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS

Now that I consider myself a “seasoned” self-publisher (five books), I am growing more sensitive to the traditional publishing industry’s bias toward us DIYers.  I have my share of rejection letters, but no, I am not sour grapes.  I get … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S SWEET SPOT

I don’t play tennis, but it is my understanding that every tennis racket has what is called a “sweet spot.”  This is supposedly the precise location on the racket that, when coming into contact with the ball,  produces the ultimate … Continue reading

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NEW SELF-PUBLISHERS: HERE’S D.I.Y. HELP!

Back in March I wrote a blog about an instruction manual I was working on and would publish in short time.  Short time has come…and so has the instruction manual.  It has a very specific, targeted audience and that is:  … Continue reading

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A GREAT DAY TO SELF-PUBLISH

So I was sitting in my thinking chair on the back patio and I got to…thinking. I have decided that the world of self-publishers remains a woeful one.  True, technology and the sheer number of self-publishers have brought the concept … Continue reading

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DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE A GROUPIE?

Today’s blog is in tribute to my friend Emma The only person who has with me no dilemma. She dutifully reads every one of my blogs From thoughtful essays to trifle monologues. As long as I keep writing about whatever … Continue reading

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HEY! WHERE’D YOU WENT?

Having spent much of my career in or nearby a newsroom, I am sensitive to the language we use to convey messages to one another.  Language is an ever-evolving process and anyone who gets hung up on changes that occur … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL ROOMIES

I had an encore visit to the hospital earlier this week.  Having been there two weeks before, it felt like I had never left.  Nevertheless, for our purpose here, I don’t want to be trapped into the scenario of being … Continue reading

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OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!

I have a very self-serving idea that some of my followers may actually volunteer for.  I am close to publishing my next book.  I have learned that after I publish a book, some people will actually read it.  If I … Continue reading

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SEMI-FINAL THOUGHTS….

So there I was lying in a hospital bed for a few days, tethered to a couple of plastic bags holding liquids that drained down through a tube, then into a needle that was installed inside a vein on my … Continue reading

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