Writers need to have a blog in this age of the Internet. It’s the law of the jungle that the more you have the easier it becomes.  This is true when it comes to selling your self-published book, or when it comes to writing in general on the web.  The next question most people ask …
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume takes the crown of by far the most captivating read that I have read in my lifetime. Like any young woman I was introduced to Judy Blume through her young adult novels. The first one that I ever read was Blubber, and I loved it. Even though I was the resident …
When I worked in a bookstore Nice is just a Place in France by The Betches flew off the shelves. Masses of twenty-somethings, all looking like extras from the movie Mean Girls, pouted when the shelf was bare. Yes, they pouted. This humor book, based on the website Betches Love This, but Nice Is Just …
Every writer dreams of the day when their books become best sellers. That’s fine so what does this have to do with social media? Don’t have a blog- build one. Enter the blog.  Your blog will do, and you will be fine.  It’s after all a blog post right?  Not quite, a blog is a …
I’ve seen a lot of pictures with the difference between a leader and a boss.   Boss, Leader, Builder? Almost everyone talks about wanting to become a leader or to lead like ‘this guy’ or ‘this lady.’ They aren’t wrong, but they aren’t right. As a writer, it becomes harder because by nature, we ‘lead’ …
Time to add it up The last years have not been kind the self-publishing industry.  There are more self-publishers, but this has created a new set of problems for authors.  To get the income they want, they have to be seen as a professional. Amazon has helped, and hindered this process.  They have a database …
Leaders in the writing field, leaders in the office, leaders who don’t have a position.  There are hundreds of book out which talk about ‘leaders’ or ‘servant leaders.’  There are many great people who are willing to mentor others and have them push themselves and think beyond their comfort zone.  Every person has a comfort …
A Beautiful Mind is gone.  The world will not be the same. On May 23, 2015, John Forbes Nash Jr and his wife Alicia were killed in a car accident. If you are looking for grisly details of their passing you won’t find them here. I don’t scrutinize death, I only celebrate the life that is …
Self-publishing still has the power to help or to destroy a writer. Glass jar with money 1) Financials and what you have I understand that a lot of writers want to see their work published and shown to the world.  I also understand that it takes a lot of time and effort and commitment and …
I read The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley and I’m not sure how I feel about it as I write this review. I was aware of the premise of the book from the description on the back, but when I started reading it I felt that it should have gone on a completely different story …
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