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May 15, 2016

How To Sell More Books

Make the first book in your connected series free for at least a month at a time. Make sure there are links to at least 2 sequels in the back matter. Make sure there is a hefty sized excerpt of Book 2 or a link to one in the back matter. Masterfully and subtly set […]

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May 8, 2016

The Care and Feeding of the Muse

Inspiration is the well from which writers and artists drink. And the muse is the personification of our inspiration. Keeping her well full and clear is something that will benefit all artists, and here are some thoughts on how we can do that. I know this is the opposite of the normal writerly advice, to […]

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May 1, 2016

When Biz is Bad, Turn it Around

What do you do when things in your business stink on ice? You know, sales are slumping, the writing isn’t going well, the technology is wonky, and Amazon is doing all the things the “Sky is falling” gang are always accusing it of. That kind of bad. As soon as you start fighting against trends […]

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April 23, 2016

Make More Money Now

For a long time now, I’ve been employing the philosophy that was my mother-in-law’s favorite; make the best of what you have. I’ve been amazed at the power of using this in my personal life. [bctt tweet=”When you make the best of what you have, something even better comes. It’s like magic!” username=”@maggieshayne”] I was […]

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April 16, 2016

I Put Meditation to the Test

For years I wanted to be a meditator, but I could never get myself into the habit enough to make it stick. I’ve always had the issue of myriad thoughts racing through my mind when I’ve tried to make it be quiet, so that I never really feel I’m getting any benefit from it. One […]

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April 9, 2016

The Artist’s Art of Observation

We don’t get the urge to tell stories until we’ve first been told stories. Whether it was our mother or grandmother, teacher or sibling, babysitter or friend, weaving a tale of her own, or reading to us from a fabulous book. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, or Hop on Pop or the television set, […]

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March 19, 2016

Everything Is New Again!

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring! The Vernal Equinox, also called Ostara! The day and the night are in perfect balance as we have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. And from Monday on, each day will be just a little bit longer, and each night a little bit shorter, until […]

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