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What Aren’t You Seeing?

What Aren’t You Seeing?

Fiction writers know that place can be as important as character. Think: Winterfell Minas Tirith Downton Abbey Gotham City Cabot Cove King’s Landing Hidalgo For some reason, non-fiction writers tend to focus on events and people. However, place is just as important for those of us who write non-fiction as you fiction gurus.  In fact, every place has a story – and for me, it’s a (non-fiction) story waiting to be told. Those waiting include: Pecos Ruins, New Mexico Grattan…

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

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 the radar – and we want you to take advantage of as many promo methods as possible. To make it easy, we created five different…

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Bent’s Old Fort – an Exercise in Chatting About Something Fun

Bent’s Old Fort – an Exercise in Chatting About Something Fun

I read an article today about 40 blog post ideas for writers. You’d think, as writers, that our brains could create dozens of blog ideas, but yes, we do get stuck. That’s why I picked #1 on the idea list – writing about a vacation. I choose a trip along the Santa Fe Trail to Bent’s Old Fort in Colorado. You see,  Bent’s was a famous landmark on the Santa Fe Trail, visited by just about everyone who traveled the area…

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Flash Non-Fiction #1 – Waiting

Flash Non-Fiction #1 – Waiting

I took on the Flash Non-Fiction Challenge #1 – writing about three things and how they may relate to one another.  I’m not exaggerating when I admit that I went through 30+ revisions, trying to find the perfect word, the perfect turn-of-phrase. I was shocked at the ah-ha’s I experienced, but I’ll save that for another post. What I can tell you now, though, is that after I finished writing, I felt exhilarated and alive – truly alive. As you…

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