Category: For Thought

Jul 10 2019

Even Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive for a Writer

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I entered the 2019 WriteClub contest. I didn’t make it this time. But, for the first time this year, feedback was offered. Goodie goodie, a chance to learn! Here are my takeaways. No writer can ever please every reader. That just isn’t possible. My story was a YA for adults who read YA, because it’s …

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Jun 18 2019

Book Comparisons in Best Sellers in New Adult & College Fantasy

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I was checking out the Amazon Best Sellers in New Adult & College Fantasy. (NOT an actual screenshot.) One of my big goals is to get Fractions of Existence on the top ten of this list one day. By comparison, the top ten books when I looked: Six were about an academy. (There is an …

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May 31 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 5 (Final)

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Learning from my past: 1- What happened the last time I attempted a goal like this? 2- Who did I involve last time? 3- How …

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May 30 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 4

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. My secret rules: (To idenitfy, destory, and replace.) 1- Do I even like this goal? 2- What’s my real goal? 3- Does the method I’m …

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May 29 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 3

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Chapter 5. Hiding places let you get your perfectionism fix while avoiding your goal. Oh, that’s me playing a video game. Even an easy phone …

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May 28 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 2 and Blog All About It Bloom

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. I’m also working in my Blog All About It – May prompt of Bloom in here. ACTIONS from Chapter 3 1- A list of 3 …

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May 27 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 1

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. It was on sale and I had a book credit, so why not? You know what? It was amazing! It really spoke to my kind of thinking. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from …

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Sep 27 2018

Escape the Hate #BlogAllAboutItChallenge #WeNeedDiverseBooks

September’s prompt is ESCAPE. I’m going non-fiction this month, opting to tell you about what’s on my mind. Last week, a certain writing challenge I look forward to every year opened their tenth annual competition. I was so excited that I immediately hit “share” on the post. The challenge is hosted by a non-profit, a …

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Aug 06 2018

Unless You are Holding Yourself Back #writing

I found a Twitter hashtag the other day while surfing the home feed. With a bit of research, I discovered a group of writers doing 500 words a day and supporting each other. Pretty cool. So I posted about it. I missed the beginning of the #AugWritingChallenge this month.But I'm hoping to jump in on …

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Jan 17 2018

The Greatest Showman #ThisIsMe Guest Post by J. R. Vincente

Today’s guest post is from fellow indie author and A to Z Challenge participant, J. R. Vincente. I have seen the movie The Greatest Showman in theaters three times. Three times. That’s a lot, especially for me. I couldn’t even tell you the number of times I have listened to the soundtrack. Every time it …

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Oct 12 2017

#WomenBoycottTwitter #HeForShe #FridayThe13th #LovePamela

Gents, let’s do this too. No tweeting for a day. In solidarity with @rosemcgowan. https://t.co/vjM0WZynOC #WomenBoycottTwitter pic.twitter.com/aiXZqrj2JA — Jeeves Williams (@jeeveswilliams) October 12, 2017 To see what a world without the voices of women, and other humans who support equality and oppose oppression, would look like, there’s this Twitter movement. I’ve shuffled tweets out of …

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Jun 22 2017

Theme and Plot – Fractions of Existence

Today I’ll be giving this image (which I found on Pinterest) a try. I’m using my Fractions of Existence book because that’s what I’m polishing this week. What should go wrong? Xavier’s attempt to reunite his kind, The Existence, to stop the Eyes in the Shadows (who are working to bring about the apocalypse), should …

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Dec 16 2016

#deja2016vu MY DEJA VU BLOGFEST 2016

Aug 31 2016

Fascinate an Author

I found a post about branding yourself and your business. Being a brand and business (as all authors are now), I was interested. It strongly suggests taking a quiz. http://howtofascinate.com : This brand perception test measures how others see you at your best. It has given me insight into my clients and the nuances that …

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May 03 2016

Compliments and Endorsements

It’s important to hang on to the nice words people say/ type about you. It’s extra special when the people don’t know that it’s you. I’m going to toot my own horn. I encourage you to do the same! Here are some wonderful words that were recently posted about my writing by people who DON’T …

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Mar 08 2016

HOW TO make a link clickable in Rafflecopter

It seems self-explanatory to many of us. But, based on how many Rafflecopter giveaways I’ve seen with improper links, it needed further explaining. I usually put the link in both locations, in case someone has difficulty clicking a link. These are square brackets “[” and “]”. These are parentheses “(” and “)”. You put words …

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Jan 24 2016

690 words of Flash Fiction

I entered a story over at Operation Awesome’s Flash Fiction contest. It’s 690 words long. Check it out! Mint Heaven Chip By J Lenni Dorner @JLenniDorner In the end, memories are all we have. Memories are all we might take beyond our graves. It was the end of our summer trip, thirty years ago, when …

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Aug 19 2015

#boutofbooks 14 MASH #bookreview #writetip and #query update with thanks to @NaomiLHughes

QUERY UPDATE! Thanks to Naomi Hughes @NaomiLHughes, I have a new and (fingers crossed) awesome query letter. Here’s the main part: Thoughts? DAY 3 Here’s my MASH for the Rocky Top Real Talk #boutofbooks challenge. I looked for an online version of the game. Sadly, the categories were not customizable. (If someone finds one that …

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Jul 17 2015

Will Indie Authors save Barnes and Noble

The always insightful Kristen Lamb wrote a post about Barnes and Noble, which you can find here: https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/barnes-noble-dead-nooks-and-brave-new-branding/ This was my comment, packed full of my ideas: It would be a shame if B&N shut down. I’m one of those strange people who still likes to go to an actual bookstore. Obviously embracing the Indie …

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