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Stop Your Writing From Being Unloved, Unseen and Unread

Image source: Pixabay Self-published writers must have a marketing plan. Self-published writers must develop and execute a marketing plan for their writing. This is no easy task. Traditionally published writing has a publishing team to handle the majority of the marketing. The self-published writer has only themselves. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, radio, broadcast …

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Medium Writers Can Help

Articles published by Medium contributors illustrate every facet of “The Human Condition.” Their experiences help others with the daily struggles of life in its unending variations. The articles are lighting in a bottle. A number of my family and friends experienced difficulties where I was able to help them using Medium. Each time our relationship …

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If You Are A “Control Freak”, Like Me, Then Self-Publishing Is For You

pixabay Every aspect of my book is under my control. I’m the decider. I am a control freak. I like to be the leader — the head person in charge. I want complete control of my book. There is a fairy tale about traditional publishing that haunts me. I’ve dreamed about it for a long time. I …

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If Pursuing a Writing Career is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right

https://pixabay.com/en/heartache-chest-pain-hurt-pain-1846050/ Going from a thirty-year corporate C-suite executive to a full-time writer upset people who barely knew me. A Big Surprise When I left corporate America to become a writer, it was a big surprise to some people; they never suspected I was a writer. Individuals would take time out of their day to tell …

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Free Excerpt Going Viral!

I published an excerpt from my non-fiction book, Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, on Medium yesterday. Medium curated it and sent it out.  Smart News picked it up.  The excerpt has over 1,700 clicks thus far.  The link includes an option to listen to the article. https://medium.com/p/how-do-you-manage-a-man-sitting-with-his-dick-in-his-hand-85c7761a3f91?source=email-2b14427b150f–Writers.postDistributed&sk=325c7c20f3a2ea07940934f2717bce1d If you like the excerpt, consider buying the book …

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Keep Your Day Job. Self-Publishing Is A Expensive Addiction

https://pixabay.com/en/burning-money-dollars-cash-flame-2113914/ Save yourself. It’s too late for me. A persistent myth about self-publishing is that it is inexpensive. That is a lie. If you think self-publishing your book will be cheap, think again. A tech-savvy person can learn to perform the tasks required to publish a book. Learning all those skills could take years. I’ve …

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There are Rumors That Attractive People Have an Easier Life. They Are All True.

https://pixabay.com/photos/girl-beauty-charm-emotion-people-2363819/ There are a lot of stories about how people believe that attractive people have an easier life. As a “pretty girl,” I can tell you that is not true. There are advantages and disadvantages. An Attractive Family In my family, the women are attractive. We are born that way. We have lovely skin, beautiful …

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Essays Written by Someone Who Has No Skin in Your Game Provide a Fresh Perspective

Medium writers have the 411. Their writing is treasure. Scoop it up. I have been a Medium member since July 2018. Today I noticed something extraordinary. A Resource for the Reader I was struggling with how to help a friend through a personal crisis. I went on Medium and searched for other people that have …

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Paying for Crime with a Check? Who Does That?

https://pixabay.com/en/prison-fence-razor-ribbon-wire-218456/   Allegedly Jesse Smollett from the hit show Empire did. “What in the world is going on?” I want to scream, ” Stop it. What is wrong with you?” The person on the tv screen cannot hear me. Jesse Smollett claimed he was attacked by two men who used racist epithets while beating him. …

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Procrastination Countermeasures: 5 Secrets to Writing Everyday

AdobeStock_177459928_licensed_to_the_author Writing every day is an unrelenting daily routine that is not easily established or maintained. I write each day at 9 a.m. Daily writing is essential to my success as a writer. Procrastination can sneak into a daily routine and cause mayhem. I take countermeasures to increase the likelihood of writing each day. They …

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