Monthly Archives: January 2014

Getting Back to Work

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been on track lately.  After my long vacation, getting back to work has been more difficult than expected.  This is partly due to some unexpected weather.  For those of you outside the U.S., we’ve … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Get to the Heart

I selected the following trailer, because it introduces a “first fantasy novel.”  Let’s take a look: My first reaction to this trailer was annoyance.  Maybe it’s just that I’m tired, but the flashing “lights” created by pictures blinking in and … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on the New Year

A great way to start out the New Year is to create a rough marketing plan for the entire year: What do you want to accomplish this year? I want to publish my memoir. I want to market my memoir … Continue reading

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Plans for the New Year

I’ve been working on my “first” book for a while now.  Technically, I wrote several unsalvageable drafts of my first novel years ago.  But that’s not what I’m talking about.  I have a book contract with Influence Publishing for a … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Using the Familiar

Let’s kick off the New Year with a brand new trailer: This trailer is short—coming in at 37 seconds—and gets to the point rather quickly.  Loki is, presumably, telling his own story.  And he’s changing the ending.  The author is … Continue reading

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