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Write as if your life depends on it.

Writing is hard. Okay, allow me to expand on my initial words. Writing fiction capable of holding a reader in the story until she, or he, reaches THE END is damn difficult. Truth time. How many books have you read … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

Last week I had coffee with a woman who has read my book, The Summer of Annah, and she asked me ‘Why do you write?’ I almost blurted out ‘Because I like writing!’ However, I then took a moment to … Continue reading

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10 things I learned on my way to becoming a self-published author.

#1: Ice cream is therapeutic. Why my doctor would recommend I stop eating it is beyond me. Without a daily hit of Ben and Jerry, The Summer of Annah would have never been published. My recommendation for aspiring indie-publishers–stock up! … Continue reading

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New Moons and Virtual Reality

Today was the day I planned on the paperback version of Annah hitting the virtual bookshelves of Amazon. I even arranged a celebration. Okay, in truth it wasn’t much of a celebration–a lit candle and some ice cream.   Sadly, … Continue reading

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Down the Marketing Rabbit Hole

Read about marketing, make notes, read about marketing, make notes, find time to write new story, read about marketing, make notes, find time to eat ice cream, read about marketing, oh dear, oh dear, I’m running out of time. I’m … Continue reading

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A journey of becoming a storyteller begins with a single word.

Lao Tzu is quoted as saying “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I wonder if he was speaking literally or figuratively? Most likely figuratively and that’s how I’ll use his insightful wisdom in this post. … Continue reading

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