My question to you

Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your brain!

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Anatomy of an Article #1

Part 1 of a series: The Anatomy of an Article – Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your brain!

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Off to the Races: Sell More Books – 55 Free Promotions that Work

On sale now until Easter (the Bunny made me do it!) You may already know about tweeting your book, but do you know how effective a Facebook event can be? My newest book, written with Michelle Campbell-Scott, gives 55 different promotional methods. We know some of them are fairly well-known, but others have flown under […]

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Book Promotion Ideas for Indie Authors

You’re entering the playground of book promotion ideas. Nothing’s too crazy to try, nothing’s too precious to hoard. Have fun, leave comments, share ideas. Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might wake up your brain!

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Where Will Your Writing Passion Lead?

I sell a lengthy essay (a bit more than 5,000 words) on Kindle for $0.99 called How the California Gold Rush Changed the Face of America.  I converted the book to audio and it’s also available on Amazon for $6.95. Sales have been good – which makes me happy as the history of the American […]

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Writing The Personal Essay

Isn’t it interesting that I’ve been writing about flash non-fiction – and encouraging readers of the Art of Extraordinary Writing to try their hand at the form – – and a week later I receive a press release about an author who “breathes new life into a neglected form through masterfully crafted, universally relatable, and deeply […]

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My Story and an Invitation

When I was ten I wanted to be an archaeologist. I’m not sure if it was the idea of climbing through ancient ruins or the thought of making a world-shaking discovery that became my carrot; whichever it was, it didn’t happen. Instead I fell in love with the power of words andwent on to become […]

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