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I’ve never been a follower of Oprah. The occasional moment flits on t.v. or the must watch YouTube clip. The “You get a car” moments or Tom Cruise leaping up on a couch confessing his love for Katie Holmes. But the ever present nudge in the media to read one of her book club picks …
I am writing my first book review for the world to see.My normal reviews are oral and intended for a one on one audience. My dialogue, mannerisms and excitement level (or lack there of if I didn’t care for the title) is all tailor fit to the person that I am speaking to. Now I’m …
Wouldn’t we all like to have a blog that impacts peoples’ lives.  We’d love to write ‘THE’ book that changes the game around, and makes us into something more. Except we have to contend with the rat-race, and nobody really cares about us.  Or, we’d like to assume that no one cares. To others, we …
Here are some lighter non-fiction reads… Before we got to some Canada love, I’d like to mention two other books that are great to read, by a couple of different authors:   Bill Bryson’s One Summer, which describes the outstanding events of the summer of the year 1927. Very America-centric, but entertaining never-the-less.  Always well …
What I found to be a really good read of fiction is Sophie’s World, a novel by Jostein Gaarder. It was written in 1991 and translated from its original Norwegian. The translation is a well balanced bit of writing, and it was easy to read for me.  I don’t speak Norwegian, so I am not …
Writing is a rather lonely process. It’s also, along with being human, one of the most hope-shattering careers a person can choose.  All the self-help books in the world won’t help a writer find their groove when it becomes lost.  It’s hard for a writer to ‘give up’ but it’s harder to continue if you’re …
A Rose by Any Other Name by Judy Croome   Walking into a grocery store to buy some butter, we go straight to the aisle marked ‘Dairy’, choose the brand we prefer and head to the till to pay for it. Imagine how difficult shopping would be if we couldn’t name the item we wanted. Shop assistant: ‘Can I help you?’ Me: ‘I’m looking …
Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
Writers need editors, and editors need to improve the writer’s work so people will love their writing.   The same holds trues with any art form, and Sister Act has one of the best examples I can think of. I’m sure we’ve at least heard of this movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (of Harry …
This writer’s question from an email is simple: they asked that if they write and publish 50 blog posts and get $1 a day from that, then logically this means that by writing 5,000 of them in a short time span- a few months- they would make $100 per day.  I suppose one can’t argue …
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