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Story Behind the Story: We are the Body

January 18, 2017

Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

I actually wrote Married for Jeremy twice. I got it well underwa…

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One Year Anniversary!

January 11, 2017

So it's been a little over one year since I started this site. I think that's worth celebrating. 

This year I've only published two full length fiction books, (Stop Drowning, and There is That One), but I've published a few different short stories, and a Short Story Collection. 

I also g…

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Sometimes the Sales Just Don't Come

December 5, 2016

So, I'm sorry to say that I actually haven't sold a single book in like probably close to a month now. My sales are always slower on Amazon than they are on Smashwords (I sell a fair number of books at Barnes and Nobel through Smashwords). The thing about Smashwords though, is that you don't get to …

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Short Stories - Yes, or No?

November 15, 2016

I've been reading a lot about short(er) stories and whether or not their successful on Amazon and elsewhere. Responses are very mixed. Some people are like no, absolutely not, no freaking way. While others are raking in the big bucks. 

So there must be a middle ground somewhere. 

I'd sta…

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I Really Have Nothing to Say But Here's a Post Anyway

November 10, 2016

So, are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, how's it going? Did you notice how the title to this post rhymes? There's another month of the year where you strive to write a poem a day. It's called NaPoWriMo, and I'm actually not 100% sure what month of the year that is. Also a cool concept tho…

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Will You Be Participating in NaNoWriMo?

October 28, 2016

NaNoWriMo is a short form for National Novel Writing Month, though in reality, it's turned into a more international thing. 

Basically, you spend the month of November composing an entire novel. The idea is not to achieve perfection, but to give yourself the motivation and support to get lot…

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Where it all Began

October 24, 2016

You know how you're in a group setting with other couples and all of a sudden the conversation turns to the 'how did you two meet' question? I'm not married, so I generally only get asked that question by strangers when I'm out somewhere with my brother. The best reply I've heard was the guy who…

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Does it Pay to be Exclusive to Amazon?

October 24, 2016

Back in March, I wrote a post about how I am slowly phasing out of KDP Select, or rather, the Amazon only method of selling ebooks. There are a lot of schools of thought on this question. Some authors think staying loyal to one platform is best. Others have amazing success getting page reads in …

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How to Come Up With Characters for Your Fiction Story

October 23, 2016

If you are a fiction author, published or not, you know how easy it is to get attached to your characters. You think of them as friends, and may even worry about them sometimes. But what do you do when it’s time to end a story, or book series, and you have to say goodbye to current characters and co…

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Happy Thanksgiving

October 7, 2016

Well, it's almost Thanksgiving here in Canada. Families will be sitting down to turkey dinners and whatever else goes along with their holiday. It's a great time to reflect back on where we've been this year and what we've accomplished, as well as thank God for the blessings we have received. 

So …

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Getting Back on the Trail

October 3, 2016

Summer is always busy for me. I volunteer with my local fair, the 4-H Club, and also run a small business that is really busy in the summer. 

So, there hasn't been much time  for writing. Did I mention that I also work full time during planting season... Yeah. Anyhow, I am almost done editing 'The…

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How to Write Faster

May 16, 2016

Writing is the type of activity that is generally perceived as something where quality is better than quantity. This is true when it comes to published works, but when it comes to making money and succeeding in the business, it's a basic reality that you have to produce a lot of content. 

While yo…

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Why Amazon KDP is Good for New Authors- and Why I'm Branching Out

March 31, 2016

As I've said on my Facebook page, I am currently transitioning my books to platforms besides Amazon. As a new author, I felt the benefits of the Kindle Unlimited program were mandatory to my success. When you enroll KDP Select, you are required to keep your book exclusive to Amazon for 90 days. It s…

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Read More Books

March 22, 2016

Since I downloaded the Kindle App to my computer, I've been really excited about all the books I can access. As I've said before, I usually focus on free books, but I've paid for a couple too. 

I'm also a frequent visitor to the book section of thrift stores. As far as I'm concerned, owning a lo…

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Thinking Outside the Book

February 15, 2016

If you are an author, you are probably most focused on getting more books written and published. If you are publishing with a traditional publisher, this probably means you are trying to secure multi book deals. If you are self publishing, you're probably know that the more you publish, the more suc…

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The Importance of Reading

February 10, 2016

All us writers know it's important to read books too. Books, magazines, the newspaper, you know, all that. Reading other author's writing does a number of things for us:

Let's us see good writing 

Reading the greats like 

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (or any of this other works for tha…

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Free Magazines

February 2, 2016

So I like free stuff, and cheap stuff, and thrift stores. 

I was really really really disappointed to find out that the Goodwill in my area closed. So were a lot of my friends and neighbors. This was like THE place to shop for just about everything that you didn't absolutely have to buy brand ne…

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2016 Writer's Market

January 22, 2016

So I was really excited to get the 2016 edition of the Writer's Market in the mail yesterday. I ordered through Amazon, and they projected delivery for next Tuesday. I was pleasantly surprised to find the box on the porch yesterday. 

I'm away at a conference this weekend, but needless to say, th…

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Itching for Exercise

January 9, 2016

As January 1st approaches, many people start to take stock of what they did and didn't do in the previous year, and start to make plans on how they can do better this upcoming year. Maybe you were one of the people who made one or more New Year's resolutions. Resolutions are great, but we all know t…

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Maximizing Writing Time

December 29, 2015

Plenty of new writers complain that they don't have time to write. This is going to be another one of those articles that tell you that you do in fact have time to write. 

But I'm not going to tell you to get up earlier, or stay up later. I'm going to tell you to use the random bits of time you …

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