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Lessons From a Writing Life, Sometimes the Magic Works

January 9, 2021
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One of the best books I’ve read about the writing life is Sometimes the Magic Works, Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks. The Shannara series is a popular epic fantasy starting with The Sword of Shannara from 1977, which helped put the fantasy genre on the map, a

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A Writer’s Perspective on What I Learned Reading 52 Books in One Year

February 3, 2019
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If you’ve read my previous posts then you may know that I suffer from depression. I was sitting in a counseling session one day when I realized that I wanted to change my career path and become a writer. I am a web developer by trade. There isn’t much writing

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The World Without Us Is a Dystopian Inspiration From a Writer’s Perspective

January 26, 2019
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“When we’re down to eating our ancestors,” she asked, “what is left?” The World Without Us (TWWU) by Alan Weisman is a non-fiction view of our potential dystopian future. Unlike the imaginative apocalyptic stories of today’s book and film industries, TWWU focuses on what would actually happen. I picked this

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I’m Back!

July 19, 2021
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to these blogs—for good reason. My goal in the spring was to finish Revenge of the Brownie and Experiences with Extraterrestrials, Sasquatch, Interdimensionals and Others. Those books took up most of my time in April. Read more on the Intuitive Blog »

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How to Build Reader Reviews as a Self-Published Author

March 8, 2021
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The hardest struggle as a self-published author is the collection of reader reviews. Finding those readers who are willing to review is like finding a needle in a haystack… unless you use the right methods. Most people just need an incentive, but that doesn’t mean you offer an incentive since

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Booksprout, an Advanced Review Service

March 1, 2021
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In sticking with my philosophy of “always try something new”, I started the launch of Revenge of the Brownie with the addition of my books to BookSprout, an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) service. So far, I’m pleased. Launch Teams That Don’t Review Books I’ve tried the newsletter route, a Facebook

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Are You Really a Best-Selling or Award-Winning Self-Published Author?

February 21, 2021
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I can walk down the street and find ten bars, restaurants, and other food service providers who claim to have the “World’s Greatest Burger”. Signs emblazoned with those words, blink in neon colored lights to grab our attention. Occasionally, someone is entranced by the message, steps into the establishment, and

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