Category Archives: big plans

This week we are asked to describe our dream house. When I was a kid, I actually drew plans for my dream house. As I recall, it consisted of a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms,(I never had my own room … Continue reading

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My Dream House

If Money Was No Object By Jeff Salter Gosh, I’ve never done ANYthing where money was no object. Let me see. The complex would be set away from the nearest road, but still visible from that surface. [If I have … Continue reading

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Guest:Diane Davis, Narrator, Actress

As an interview this week, I thought I’d bring in an old friend who is involved in a different facet of book publishing: the audio book. I gave away a copy of one of the cookbooks she narrated here on … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Collette Cameron

I am very pleased to have Collette Cameron join us today. Collette and I have many mutual Facebook Friends. Since we seem to post more than many, we see quite a bit of each other. I am treated to pictures … Continue reading

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First Publications, Looking Forward

Our very first publications and/or bylines, how did they feel? With the first ones in school, I felt embarrassed. I had very little self-esteem and I had critical people around me, so I never felt anything was good enough when … Continue reading

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The Write Convention

Book conventions are the topic of the week and frankly, I have next to no direct experience with being a seller at one. I have not (yet) published a book and therefore have never even considered having a table at … Continue reading

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Readers

Free week and I am going to ask my dear writing friends how they find what we call “Beta Readers”. I have not had great success with finding people who ‘get’ my kind of writing. I have asked those who … Continue reading

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