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Starting From Zero

Success can seem unattainable to those starting out. It’s easy to forget that even the biggest sellers started from zero.

Amanda Hocking didn’t arrive on the scene as a fully formed sales machine. 1,152 more words

Jean Reinhardt reblogged this on Jean Reinhardt and commented:

When I first tested out the waters of self-publishing, David Gaughran's was one of the most informative blogs I came across. This post by him will tell you why. Excellent advice.

Writing Prompt #39 & An Apology

Hello, my friends!

As the pressures of moving and all things associated set in, I find myself a little scattered.  So I will apologize in advance for the sprinkling of posts over the next few weeks.   71 more words


Quotes of the Week & A Little Something Extra

Sometimes knowing a decision has to be made does not make the action occur any quicker.  Nor make it any easier.  Sometimes you need an external persuasive element, and sometimes you don’t want it or need it at all, but it happens nonetheless.   140 more words


Writing Prompt #38

This one spoke to me today…Are you inspired?

Join me in my Writing Prompt Challenge series.  If any of the images get those creative juices flowing, share it with us!

Happy Writing!


Be A One-Hit Wonder

The other night when I was talking with my fellow writers at group, one of them mentioned the “10,000 Hours Rule” by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers.   516 more words


James Callan: Forget the Labels

Please welcome James R Callan, mystery writer and author of a resource for writers: Character: The Heartbeat of a Novel.

Forget the Labels

We’ve all heard, “Clothes make the man.” Actually, I don’t believe that. 730 more words

Writing Prompt Challenge Accepted #7

The world is a mess, and the nice thing about being a writer is that we can seek refuge in our work.  We can right the wrongs, we can create better worlds, and hopefully in the end, help others in some small way. 534 more words