One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”

The creative Jennifer Nichole Wells topic this week is the sun! Many thanks to her for hosting this fun photo challenge that is weather related! To participate: Create a new post on your blog titled "One Word Photo Challenge: Sun" Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme Tag your post with … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”

Food ~ The Heart of My Family #BeWoW

Ronovan gave us the opportunity to talk about our families by asking, "What is family to you?" It seems that whenever I sit down to write, I inevitably turn to subjects that have to do with food.  (Maybe I should have created a food blog?)  I realize that I associate family with food, because that … Continue reading Food ~ The Heart of My Family #BeWoW

Writers Life Wednesday – Building An Author Platform

There is some outstanding information here… check it out!

Author Amie Gibbons

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All of us wannabes want to know how to make it as an author.

We want to know how to make ourselves do the work when we’re not motivated (just suck it up and do it is still the best answer I’ve heard to this), how to do the mechanics of writing, how to get an agent and get published, and how to market the thing once it’s out there.

A big thing you have to do these days is make an “author platform,” basically build a base of people who’ll read your stuff once it’s out there because marketing, whether you’re in a big 6 publishing house or self-pubing it, is up to you when you’re starting out.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Shakespeare

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer's Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Shakespeare

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 4/22/15

Welcome to the WRITER'S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. (Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, and please don't forget to tag your post "Writer's Quote Wednesday."  It's … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 4/22/15

Guest Bloggers Welcome

Good morning, live from Silver Threading! (Thanks, I always wanted to say that! J) I would like to invite my fellow bloggers into my community. Have you been looking for a venue to feature some of your writing? I am looking for guest bloggers. I have some dates coming up where family will be visiting. … Continue reading Guest Bloggers Welcome

A Blogging Tip.

My sentiments exactly! Well said Ronovan!

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It’s time to take a step back. I notice a lot of people looking at wanting to know how to increase the number of people that follow them on a blog or on Twitter or some other social media outlet. Is that why you first created a blog? Or first chose THAT name for your Twitter Handle? Did you choose @psychochix666 hoping it would attract people to you? Your blog is called myrandomthoughtsaboutstuff. Very enthralling and makes me want to head right on over.

Ronovan Writes is not exactly a “come and meet me” blog title. It’s just what I do. But we all get caught up for a time in the numbers for a moment as people start following us and we see our numbers get close to a certain cool looking number. Then we go nuts.

For a time we begin writing anything we think will draw people…

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Mindful Monday – Writing With a Purpose

Welcome to Mindful Monday! I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. Last week, I talked about mindfulness practices for children and was … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Writing With a Purpose

Earthquake: Country is crying, pray for NEPAL

Such losses. Pray for Nepal. 💖

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BBC’s Report

Tent cities have sprung up for those displaced by the earthquake in Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.

Many residents of the capital, Kathmandu, lost their homes as a result of the tremor.

And others are afraid to return to their homes – especially after strong aftershocks hit the region on Sunday.

It is thought hundreds of thousands of people in central Nepal have been spending a second night outdoors.

The tremor also unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest, which killed at least 17 people and injured 61 others.

Efforts to dig victims out from under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu have been continuing.

Rescue missions and aid have started arriving to help cope with the aftermath of the worst earthquake to hit Nepal for more than 80 years.

The situation is still unclear in remote areas which remain cut off or…

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Indie Authors: How do you define success?

I think Mark says what most of are thinking! What does success mean to you?

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What does success mean for independent authors?

Robust sales? (this, of course, needs defined)

An eventual publishing contract?

A certain number of reviews on Amazon?

One great letter from a reader who enjoyed your book?

More sales this year than last?

A blog that has an increasing reach?

I’m starting to think that success for independent authors might be defined differently by every single independent author. I’m sure there are those authors who are waiting for the big day when a novel finally breaks through the noise and sells tens of thousands of copies. That would be one type of success – commercial success.

And perhaps that is the motivation of some authors – fame, money, a traditional publishing deal, a house at Cape Cod, summer vacations in Santorini, etc…

I’m not opposed to money and selling books. Actually, I wouldn’t mind selling some more and increasing my bank account…

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