Tag archive: advice

KDP Rocket

Review of KDP Rocket

In order to sell books, my books need to be visible in order to be discovered. One way to do that is through searching on Amazon. Another is through advertising, and in this review, I am referring to advertising through Amazon Marketing Services (AMS).

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John Grisham, habits and story

It’s summer. It’s hot. I’m cranky and I’m trying to stay focused on writing my fourth book. So here’s a couple of videos from John Grisham where he talks about habits, his work space and about story. He seems like a nice guy to sit and chat with.

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Amazing prices

My struggle with advertising

I’ve worked for myself for 17 of the last 20 years. My business focus has changed a couple times, from graphic design to Hollywood visual effects to writing and self-publishing. Throughout that time, I had to do minimal advertising. Until now.

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Vermin 2.0 proof arrives

A change of strategy

I need to change my strategy. I’ve decided to raise my prices and to stop offering freebies and deep discounts. Let me explain.

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Hot Breath Karaoke

It’s about connection

I’ve written in the past about why I write, about the magic of being immersed in a story as my characters pull me in interesting and sometimes surprising directions. But there’s more to it than that.

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Chemotherapy

Living the research

After going through my editor’s change on Vermin, I settled back into writing the first draft of my third book, David’s Summer. As I may have mentioned before, the story is inspired by my true life events. And that’s partly what makes it so difficult.

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Mountain Valley Writing

Writing between mountains

I’m about to launch into some deep symbolism, or complete cliche. I won’t know until I’m done. It’s all part of the process. Bear with me.

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My Super 8 - Sankyo EM-30XL

Screenwriting and first person

Since I made the transition to writing books almost two years ago, all three so far have been written in third person unlimited point of view. I didn’t want to face the restrictions of writing in first person. Then I experienced an epiphany.

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