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By social 01 Jun, 2017

If you seek it…that ending for your book then you will find it. The trick is to let it go from your thoughts. Just put the intention out there and put your focus elsewhere.

Once you relax you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly something will pop into your head. It will be something that makes total sense to you. It will be just what you had in mind all along.

Keep your mind open to receiving information that may benefit you. This not only applies to book endings but to many other life situations as well- an open mind always receives the best information. A closed off mind- not so much.

Keep those thoughts flowing and they will latch onto something that can truly benefit you.

By social 18 May, 2017

What gets you going? What subject do you really enjoy researching on and talking about? Then perhaps that should be the topic of your new book or short story.

That sparks that gets you interested in something cannot help but bring some enthusiasm into your writing. Don’t write about what you think people want to read just for the sake of writing something. If the topic doesn’t thrill you then that will translate into something that will be as interesting as watching paint dry to your audience.

Write about what thrills you. Write about what makes you smile and keeps you interested. That is what makes for the stuff that people will want to read- and tell their friends about.

By social 01 May, 2017

“filters” and “Step Up” will be featured in the Author’s Fair on Saturday May 6 th at 1PM Hudson Library 8012 Library Rd. Hudson Fl. 34667. Please join us if you can, it would be great to see you.

My new book, “Clarity” is coming along quite well. It’s amazing how a storyline can play out in your head. When you least expect it, a new idea for a plot twist comes your way. I always like to act fast when those ideas come. If I don’t write it down then I might forget it. I am so excited about the direction it is taking and can’t wait for you to read it!

Remember to keep going with your writing. Don’t quit. Don’t let your story die before it can come to life so others can enjoy it. Sometimes it’s harder than to keep going than others. We get busy with other things and our work gets shoved aside because we have more “important” things to do.

Your story is important too. You have this gift of writing for a reason. The words flow to you for a reason- and that reason is that you have the ability to bring it to life. Don’t stop. You’ll be glad you kept going with it.

By social 21 Apr, 2017

I think one of the major problems that we, as independent publishers, experience is that there is just so many things we don’t know. We want to reach out to get some answers, but where? Where can we get some free or low-cost guidance?


What I’ve been noticing is that many beginning authors visit various book fairs. I know I get a lot of questions when ever I’m at a book event. “Who did your cover artwork?” “Who designed your business cards?” “Who did your book trailer?”


This is a great place to get info, so bring a notebook along to take notes about the things you see. What looks like it might work for you? What absolutely is something you’d never do? And let’s face it, the more people you talk to the more exposure you get.  

Everybody knows somebody else who may be able to help you.


Get out there, take notes, and ask away, because you could very well come away with some very valuable information.

By social 03 Apr, 2017

Get out there with your book even when you feel that it might not be worth it. Many people feel that way about small, local book fairs, which it could mean a light turnout, but you never know.

You never know who you might meet. They might not buy your book but they may give you advice that could help you. And you pick up little tips by watching other authors. You can see what might work for you also and what clearly would not.

But when you turn a small book fair down because you feel it’s “just not worth it” then you run the risk of not making the connections which could be useful to you.

As independent authors we need to give ourselves every advantage because every situation has the possibility to make a big difference in how our books perform, but of course, we need to see it that way.

Take every opportunity you can to get your work the exposure that it deserves. You will not regret it  

By social 21 Mar, 2017

Everybody wants it…clarity- a life with a clear purpose. A life where we just sail through problems and celebrate victories. All sunshine and fluffy white clouds…

But for some, and especially Douglas, nothing is clear. It’s like he’s looking at the bottom of a muddy pond trying to find salvation. Will he succumb to the same illness that claimed his beloved aunt? Will he ever fit it and be able to be give and receive love? Or will his life be a twisted plot of cobwebs and blood-curdling screams that haunt his dreams as well as his waking life?

“Clarity” my newest novel is the story of such a man. He is a man who only finds solace in the facets of the beautiful gems in the jewelry he designs. When he’s with them, when he sees the light play off a perfect diamond he is transfixed- perhaps they hold the secret to the clarity he is so desperately searching for.

Coming soon, so be on the lookout for a read that will keep you glued to your seat. After all, doesn’t everybody know someone like Douglas?

By social 07 Mar, 2017

Are you writing from the heart- or are you trying to force it?

Sometimes, no matter how much research you conduct on a subject for the writing you want to do, it just doesn’t “click” It feels wrong, or you feel like you’re struggling to get a storyline together, and even if you do, it just seems to fall flat. You sit there, wanting to write, feeling like you must write even… but nothing comes. You might have to switch horses midstream.

It happened to me. I was trying to write from a place that just didn’t feel right. Although I did extensive background research I just couldn’t put it together. I just sat there and stared.

So I started to ask myself just how much time I was willing to wait until the inspiration came. I decided I waited too long. I started to think about topics that interested me. Things I had personal experience with- and then a storyline started to form.

If you need to switch gears then do it. Write from your heart. It’s a better experience for you, and that surely will result in a better experience for your readers.

By social 06 Feb, 2017

You know, the biggest problem we have when working towards a goal (and that includes writing) is that we tend to quit too soon- we give up too easily.

Attaining a goal means work, putting in your “all” but that brings the possibility of rejection- and that can be a big stumbling block. What if nobody likes what we’ve done? What happens then? Sometimes we can build that up in our minds so much that we stop- better to not finish something than to finish it and be ridiculed.

But what if we’re not ridiculed? Or even of we are, it’s a sure bet that some people will just not care for either us or what we do. So then why should we stop?

We shouldn’t because when we do we tell ourselves that we can’t do it- we’re just not up to the task. And once we think that, it will reflect itself in everything we do, so then we stop trying completely.

Better to keep going. Make adjustments if we feel it’s necessary but keep moving. Build up that feel of “I can do it” and let go of that feeling of “what if somebody doesn’t like it.

Let’s not let that fear of rejection block our path.  


By social 25 Jan, 2017

We love to write. We love it when we sit down and the words flow and we feel like we can go on forever. And that’s good.


But what happens when we make excuses for not sitting down to write? What happens when we make writing last on our “to do” list and then somehow never get to the bottom of that list?


Let’s think about it for a moment? What is that procrastination costing you? Is it causing you to feel bad about yourself? Is it causing a “What’s the difference, anyway” kind of feeling?


Think about what it would cost you NOT to write. A story never told- people to read that story- and enjoy it. Think about the unsettled feeling it gives you NOT to complete something.


Turn it around. Take your writing as far as you can. Sit down and get started again. It is worth it.

By social 16 Jan, 2017

You deserve success not only in your writing but in all aspects of your life.   So don’t quit on yourself. Don’t give up on something because you feel you don’t have the time, but sit down, think about your day and the things you do and see where you can make more time to reach your goals.  

Spending a little too much time in front of the television? Then how about taking some of that time and devote it to writing? Maybe you might want to get up a little earlier or stay up a little later. Look at your day and see where you might be wasting time because we all do that. Sometimes I just need to push myself (even if I think I don’t want to) and I end up glad that I did. When I start to drift, I put myself on a schedule. I try to make the most of my time, instead of sitting there wondering what I should do next.

Would you benefit from a little more scheduled time? Think about where you want to go and what you feel you need to do to get there. You deserve success- so what steps will you take now, today- to get there?

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By social 01 Jun, 2017

If you seek it…that ending for your book then you will find it. The trick is to let it go from your thoughts. Just put the intention out there and put your focus elsewhere.

Once you relax you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly something will pop into your head. It will be something that makes total sense to you. It will be just what you had in mind all along.

Keep your mind open to receiving information that may benefit you. This not only applies to book endings but to many other life situations as well- an open mind always receives the best information. A closed off mind- not so much.

Keep those thoughts flowing and they will latch onto something that can truly benefit you.

By social 18 May, 2017

What gets you going? What subject do you really enjoy researching on and talking about? Then perhaps that should be the topic of your new book or short story.

That sparks that gets you interested in something cannot help but bring some enthusiasm into your writing. Don’t write about what you think people want to read just for the sake of writing something. If the topic doesn’t thrill you then that will translate into something that will be as interesting as watching paint dry to your audience.

Write about what thrills you. Write about what makes you smile and keeps you interested. That is what makes for the stuff that people will want to read- and tell their friends about.

By social 01 May, 2017

“filters” and “Step Up” will be featured in the Author’s Fair on Saturday May 6 th at 1PM Hudson Library 8012 Library Rd. Hudson Fl. 34667. Please join us if you can, it would be great to see you.

My new book, “Clarity” is coming along quite well. It’s amazing how a storyline can play out in your head. When you least expect it, a new idea for a plot twist comes your way. I always like to act fast when those ideas come. If I don’t write it down then I might forget it. I am so excited about the direction it is taking and can’t wait for you to read it!

Remember to keep going with your writing. Don’t quit. Don’t let your story die before it can come to life so others can enjoy it. Sometimes it’s harder than to keep going than others. We get busy with other things and our work gets shoved aside because we have more “important” things to do.

Your story is important too. You have this gift of writing for a reason. The words flow to you for a reason- and that reason is that you have the ability to bring it to life. Don’t stop. You’ll be glad you kept going with it.

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