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The Will to Publish: The Rise of Self-Publishing

“Freedom of the press is only available to those who own one.” They had an interesting segment on self-publishing as the lead story on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, calling it “The Rise of Self-Publishing.” Unfortunately they only really covered fiction … Continue reading

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Writing and Courage

Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ And don’t we know this as writers!  Becoming a writer has been the most frustrating and yet … Continue reading

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On becoming an “overnight sensation”

“It takes ten to fifteen years to become an overnight sensation.”   – Robert Herjavec Just saw an excellent documentary called: “Learning To Live With Myself” about the life and times of Merle Haggard.  What can you learn from Mr. Haggard … Continue reading

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Thoughts on traditonal versus self-publishing

A librarian friend of mine suggested I check out Blue Ink Review.  She said the problem for librarians with self-published books, is finding some great book reviews to help them decide whether to buy the book for their library.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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