The Roller Coaster Ride of Pegging Yourself as an Author ( A Three Part Series on Writing Well) – Part Two: The Goals

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“The Roller Coaster Ride of Pegging Yourself as an Author” A Three Part Series on Writing Well By Nancy Jill Thames Part 2: “The Goals” All my life I’ve heard the clichés –“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “Use it or lose it.” “Without hope the people fail.” And my personal favorite – “If it is to [...]

The Roller Coaster Ride of Pegging Yourself as an Author ( A Three Part Series on Writing Well) – Part One: The Attitude

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“The Roller Coaster Ride of Pegging Yourself as an Author” A Three Part Series on Writing Well By Nancy Jill Thames Part 1: “The Attitude” Let’s begin by strapping our seatbelts and grabbing hold of the safety bar. What, you like putting your arms in the air for a better thrill? Me, too. Eleven years [...]

Lois Lavrisa on “This is a Great Time to be a Writer!”

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Does anyone remember using a typewriter? I may be dating myself here, but in graduate school my kitchen table held a cream colored Sears electric typewriter, correction tape, extra typewriter ribbon, a thesaurus, a dictionary, a book of quotes, an associated press style book, the elements of style book all alongside a stack of reference [...]

Do You Do Downtime?

How’s that for a tongue-twister? As Thanksgiving recedes into the distance and Christmas looms ever-nearer, thoughts turn to spending time with the family . . . and finishing edits, maintaining a social media presence, running giveaways and more. As the owner of a business (which is how I view self-publishing), I find it extremely hard [...]

D. D. Scott’s Indie Epublishing Strategic Planning – Part Two (Ebook Pricing)

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Happy Monday, WG2E-Land! A couple of weeks ago, I started my Indie Epublishing Strategic Planning Series for 2013 with a list of the questions I ask myself each year while preparing my Indie Epublishing Production and Business Plans. D. D. Scott’s Indie Epublishing Strategic Planning – Part One One of my questions is as follows: [...]