New Year, New Scripts

New Year’s Eve was spent with friends around a laden table, with much conversation, laughter, and love.   It was a happy time, and marked the end of an extraordinary year of transformation for me.  New Year, New Scripts was the topmost thought for me on New Year’s Day, as I reviewed last year, and […]

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Wrapping Up the Story

I’ve been trying for weeks to find the time to finish the book – The Mistress.   At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.   The Reality is, it was starting to get difficult to find a way to wrap up the storyline and I kept putting it off.  What should have been quite […]

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Inspiration in New York City

My challenge was how to create the very best experience over three days in the city of big dreams, New York City.   As a writer, I wanted to do the best job I could of finding a place to develop characters in a new book, from a complete outsider’s point of view.  So I […]

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Builders and their Houses

Ok my hand is up – I’m guilty as charged.  Just like plumbers with leaky taps and builders with doors that stick, I’m guilty of not doing my own work first.  And that’s a big deal for me, because I constantly hear myself guide other writers to commit to writing at least a few words […]

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Inspiration to Write a Good Story

Ok I admit it – I’m insatiably curious about all kinds of things that are ooky and spooky, and a little bit wierd.   But – I’m still a regular normal everyday kinda person who most people think when they meet me, that I’m far too ‘regular’ to be ‘into all that stuff’.  But the […]

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How to Pick a Genre for Marketing Books

When asked what I write about, I often stumble over the genre, because it’s a bit complicated in my own head.   Partly this is because I have two distinct areas I work in; one being business/marketing non-fiction and expertise coaching.  This is where I’ve focused my work as a writer and speaker for a […]

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Author Toolbox

One thing that I’ve learned through nearly a decade of working in the book business, is that you can never have too much help to market your work.   So I’m going to share with you some of my favorite author tools – and some of these are recently discovered. Firs: Booklaunch.io is far and away […]

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Share the news…

I have a lovely and talented friend who is releasing her first novel tomorrow called Fraud and Fabrication (you can access details here) and it’s reminded me all over again just how incredibly time consuming launching a book can be.   Most people assume the writing is the hard part, but by comparison that’s actually […]

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How long does it take to write a book

I’m often asked e question; how long does it take to write a book?  As a part time author, I’m not allowed the luxury of writing every day, and I have a busy life away from my keyboard so it’s a fair question. For most authors, writing a book can take years or just a […]

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