Meet the Author

Although it seems counter intuitive, readers are primarily interested in the author after which they’ll read their books. An author could, for example, write prolifically yet have readers want to know intimate details about them. Readers, I’ve come to understand, long for this intimate knowledge combined with an emotional rapport with the author. It’s that…

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How to Write When You Have Zero Time

Today was a wonderful day because I wrote two more chapters for SD: HTLTLYL (abbreviated). For the past month, my life has been a blur. I’ve been on the go virtually nonstop, performing as if I were a robot instead of a person. I barely had time for grooming let alone writing. Having said that,…

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A New E-book for Modern Life

After writing for so many years, it becomes hard to stop. So, continuing with this addictive habit that I can’t seem to give up, I just finished seven, short chapters for SD: HTLTLYL (abbreviated). I don’t think that it will take me very long to finish this e-book since I’m feeling quite inspired. It will, by…

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

In my perpetual quest for the ultimate in customer service and satisfaction, as I looked through Reader’s Digest “Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in the World,” the last resort on the list caught my eye: Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico. Why don’t you take the resort tour first. It has very pleasant, ambient music that…

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7 Healthy, Fall Recipes

It’s not always easy to find healthy recipes. Here are seven, healthy, fall recipes from EatingWell (www.eatingwell.com) you can prepare for friends and family. Enjoy!   #1 Bucatini alla Putanesca Click here for recipe. #2 Orange, Anchovy & Olive Salad Click here for recipe. #3 Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts Click here for recipe.…

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On Inspiration vs. Struggling to Write

I finished a short book, 101GNOA (abbreviated), and am working on 101GNOA, 2. I find that when I have a book in ready format (for Amazon, Kindle, for example), it’s very easy to expand upon what has already been written. You’ll be hearing more about these two, little power-punching books in about five months from…

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On Writing and Immortalization

There’s a famous author whose name I can’t recall. Prior to attaining fame, he holed himself up in an attic with the intention of writing the ultimate novel. He sat in his attic room, at his desk, for one month staring at a blank sheet of paper unable to write anything at all. He couldn’t…

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Let Us Revive Deep Thinking

I just read an insightful article called 7 Social Media Trends by Patricia Redsicker which states that blogging is expected to be the “biggest area for increase” for social media marketers. The problem, though, according to the article, is that many companies fear expressing an opinion, something that does not increase traffic to their blog. Too…

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Build Your Online Reputation

In the old days, it used to be reference letters that supported our claim to authenticity. We got one when we worked at a job and performed well, or when we asked our neighbor who knew us for a long time. I’ve accumulated quite a few of these letters and am grateful for them. Today,…

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78 Countries

I checked my blog statistics yesterday, something I’d neglected to do in a while not because it isn’t important, but because of other tasks. I was fairly surprised, therefore, when I saw that my readers come from no less than 78 countries. They appeared on my list in this order: Canada, Bulgaria, United States, United…

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