Category Archives: Kindle Scout

Making a Cover Blues

Making a Cover Blues I’ve spoken about the trials and tribulations of an author making their own book covers before, and now I’m back again. There are good reasons that it’s smart to hire a professional. Book cover designers know … Continue reading

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Other People Shouldn’t Suffer for Your Art

It’s clear to all artists that to make your art, you have to be willing to make some sacrifices. No artist makes enough money to make a living right off the bat, and most artists never make enough money to … Continue reading

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Motivation is a Cop Out

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson I’ve written about this before and I’ll no doubt write about it again. It’s a subject that is … Continue reading

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It’s Alive!

My Kindle Scout campaign for Teatime of the Living Dead is live! What is it? Kindle Scout is an awesome program where people nominate books they would like to see published. Nominations won’t guarantee success, the editors have final say … Continue reading

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Wyrd House News

My paranormal mystery, Wyrd House, was not selected for publication by Kindle Press.  Not to worry, I have Teatime all ready for it’s Scout Run, and I have good feelings about it. Wyrd House has already been formatted for paperback, … Continue reading

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Two words…or not two words? That is the question.

Then there are little ninja words in the English language whose only mission is to trick you into using the wrong one. Continue reading

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Teatime of the Living Dead- Cover Process

As I’ve mentioned before, this early in my self-publishing journey, I’m creating my own covers for my books. To be clear, it’s not usually a good idea to make your own covers. Cover designers have design experience that can’t be … Continue reading

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Writing Plots and Plans

I am busy as a bee! Wyrd House’s Kindle Scout campaign is nearing its end, and I have tons to do. Here’s what I’ve been working on: -Did a re-write to fix typos on Descending, made it a shiny new … Continue reading

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Grammarly- Help or Hindrance?

Grammarly is a grammar checking program for writers. There are several forms of the program, but today I’m here to talk about the plug-in for Microsoft Office. This plug-in also works for Microsoft Word, you don’t have to actually own Office … Continue reading

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The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon.

The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon. This is a subject I’ve touched on before, but a recent experience has convinced me to devote an entire blog post to it. I bought an e-book, the first of a series, because … Continue reading

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