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Mirrors of Life On the Screen

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Series:  Watching Movies from a Different Perspective While recovering from elbow surgery, I gave myself permission to “Netflix” several TV series and movies.  The ones I think about most were the TV series Blue Bloods and Designated Survivor, and the … Continue reading

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My Weird Indie Publishing Project Update: Title, Book 3

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The book cover information must align with the story inside. Continue reading

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7 Lessons Learned as an Indy Author

My journey as an Indy author was inspired by a free lecture I attended at a small library in a nearby town in 2012. The talk was about publishing, and different paths to get a book published: traditional publishing, vanity … Continue reading

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Free How-to Book for Indy Authors!

Sometimes something comes along that you just have to share. When I got this email from Dave (Kindlepreneur) this morning, I asked if I could re-post the entire thing here. “Of course!” he said. So don’t wait! Read his email, … Continue reading

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My Weird Indie Publishing Project: Why You Need A Written Plan

Before I started My Weird Indie Publishing Project — breaking a giant memoir into separate stories to publish as a series — I learned a lot about marketing. I intended to apply what I’d learned in this project. But I got side-tracked…

Being sidetracked is like being the bird who abandons the worm which will feed him to chase that bug over there that might fly away before the he gets there. Continue reading

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Bless You, Joe Vitale!

This morning’s email brought yet another offer from Joe Vitale. Because I enjoyed his books on Ho’oponopono, I decided to check it out. It was for a new recording, “The Result”. The lengthy ad we’ve come to expect for online marketing since the early 90s included the statement “Get what you want in 10 minutes!” Continue reading

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Joy! The Process of Publishing My Weird Indie Project

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This update of My Weird Indie Publishing Project is a follow-up to the “Preface” of the book published here earlier (“How I Wrote My Memoir”). It is a status report about the awakening process that is happening while I go … Continue reading

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Weird Indy’s Timeline: Draft to Launch

This tenth post in My Weird indie Publishing Project is a checklist I created so I could choose — from all the steps I must take from draft to launch — what I wanted to do based on how I felt at the time. Continue reading

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The Big WHY in editing Memoirs

#9 in “Weird Indie Publishing series:
While the author should be able to answer “Why am I writing this” for any book she writes, it’s especially true for the memoir written by someone who isn’t famous. Continue reading

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Find Your Editor

Editors not only specialize in different kinds of editing–developmental on one extreme and proof-reading on the other–but they also differ in the way they work with authors. In my limited experience (fourth book), I’ve had two editors for proof-reading (line editing) and they were like night and day. Continue reading

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Take 2: Help, Please? Revised Title Poll

This is #4 in the “Weird Publishing Project” series. It’s time for me to choose a title. Will you help me? Continue reading

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About Naked, Drunk, and Writing

The book about memoirs that convinced me to write my own story, was Adair Lara’s book, Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay. Here’s some of what I learned from her. Continue reading

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How I Wrote My Memoir

I decided to post the actual Preface from book 1 of that current project so you could see for yourself why the process of writing was so…weird. Continue reading

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10 Lessons Learned: Beta Readers

In the first post about my Weird Publishing project, I explained why it was weird and stated that I would share my journey here so authors could benefit from my success or failure and what I learned by doing it.  … Continue reading

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Weird Publishing Project: Beta Readers!

This post is about beta readers, and I’m posing as someone being interviewed, because I use them…differently. Continue reading

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Indie Publishing: My Weird Project

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True confessions.  I am an introvert, a loner, and was not intending to write my story, much less about this weird project I’m doing– because of the way it’s happening, because the story will be public and everyone will see … Continue reading