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The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain
Thursday, June 07, 2018
The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain

As a reader, why should you care what goes on behind the scenes in book publishing? As long as you can find affordable books to suit your interest, things like book piracy, book stuffing and fake reviews won’t affect you. Right?It may not affect you personally, but those factors, and much more, have already had an effect on authors, especially indie authors. Scandals Galore2018 has been a year of upheaval for the publishing industry, and the romance genre in particular. Authors and others related to the industry have been deeply concerned about several issues and forces that, if not resolved, may mean many authors will simply quit writing, rather than continue the often uphill ...

The Amazing Resilience of Indie Authors
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain

Just when you thought it was safe to finally self-publish your novel, a new challenge rears its’ ugly head to join the long list of problems facing authors today.Writing a book and having it published is quite an accomplishment, no matter how you get there. Accomplishing that and having a successful career as an Indie (Independent) Author, is a whole other ball game.Don’t Get CockyThe latest challenge which played out on the internet recently was over Trademarking. Just search the word, “Cockygate” and you’ll find dozens of posts and articles describing what happened. The issue may take some time to fully resolve, but the bottom line is this case has the ...

Giveaway Contest- The Secret and The Law of Attraction
Monday, April 02, 2018
The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain

Are you aware of the power of your mind?I was using the power of my mind, and the so-called “Law of Attraction” before I ever knew it had a name. I’m a writer, and my imagination has always been my best friend. It helped me cope with tough times in my life, and looking back, I can see how it helped to shape my experiences. I have consistently visualized and wrote about the circumstances and experiences I desired, and I can honestly say, most have come to fruition.It’s A Real ThingI first wrote about the movie “The Secret” and the Abraham-Hicks books on the Law of Attraction in a previous blog post, but to summarize, they both explain what the ...

Book Review- Real-Life Account of a WW2 Tail Gunner
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain

Ever wonder what it was like be on one of those bomber planes in World War Two? Not the Hollywood version, but what it was really like to go up against the Luftwaffe, say, maybe fifty times?The book Tomorrows Promise will give you a first-hand account of that and so much more.For young Ed Kofke, joining the United States Air Force at the tender age of eighteen seemed like an adventure. He kept a detailed diary of his experience, from the day he left home until he finally returned years later. He directed the entries to his future children, and that served to make the record of his experiences even more personal and engaging.I was given a copy of the book because I know one of his sons ...

What To Do If Your Characters Won't Talk
Thursday, February 08, 2018
The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain

Is there a “right” way to communicate with your characters?I pondered this question late one night when I couldn’t sleep (the places a mind can go at three in the morning!) The topic was on my mind due to a Facebook discussion, where an author was concerned she had a problem because her characters wouldn’t “talk” to her. She had heard other authors say they had regular and vivid conversations with their characters, and she felt left out because she didn’t.Many in the responses assured her she wasn’t doing anything wrong. Several authors, myself included, said their characters don’t communicate with them like disembodied entities. The ...