Category Archives: Ruminations

I Did Not See That Coming

So, you never know who will read your book and be so excited that they tell every one they know how good it is. I truly was not expecting what happened a couple of months ago. I was the substitute … Continue reading

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Radio Interview!

Last fall I participated in an author interview on KYGT in Idaho Springs, Colorado. I was nervous but show host Jerry Fabyanic had given me a short list of topics he planned to cover, so I was not going in to … Continue reading

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Something has changed

Something is changing. In the last two weeks I have been approached by several authors who have liked my reviews on various books that I have read (some I read and reviewed more than two years ago!). They liked my … Continue reading

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In Search of My Expertise

Jeff Goins says in his blog, Copyblogger.com, from May 2016 that “One way to help others is to first share how you’ve helped yourself. Hidden in your experience is an expertise other people need.” Click here for more of Mr. Goins’ … Continue reading

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Letting Go of or Changing the Goal

It is difficult to let go of a goal. Or even change the goal. Actually it is not the goal itself, rather it is letting go of the interim step, the first step, towards the main goal. The main goal … Continue reading

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Q & A #53 – Susan Mackay Smith, “Conan the Grammarian”

Originally posted on Don't Need A Diagram:
“Clarity is what matters to readers.” That’s the clarion call of one Conan The Grammarian, a.k.a. Susan Mackay Smith, who has been writing columns in the monthly newsletter from Rocky Mountain Fiction…

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Writing Ways

The past four years have been an interesting experiment in the ways of writing a novel. The second book of my science fiction/fantasy series was published September 1, 2016 – just thirty days ago. The manner in which it was … Continue reading

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The Balance is here!

Now the marketing work begins – or rather continues to ramp up. How am I marketing this entertaining second installment of The Stone’s Blade series? Here is a list of the things I have started: First I had my book … Continue reading

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Preparing to Celebrate

How does one prepare to celebrate? In some ways it depends on what you are celebrating. It does not have to be a special occasion, it can be just because you are happy or you found an entertaining book. Of … Continue reading

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About the Book – The Blood

I am thinking about updating the “About the Book” section on Amazon for The Blood to coincide with the upcoming release of The Balance. What do you think about the following? Telepathic intelligent crystals known as Stones are the guardians … Continue reading

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