Now More Than Ever

March sure did a 180º on us. This year it came in like a lamb — remember the first week of March, back when life was somewhat normal? It is undeniably going out like a lion at full roar. In between, lives have been turned upside down, routines are out the window and priorities have…

5 Lessons Self-Published Writers Can Learn from Traditional Publishing

Much like today’s birds evolved from dinosaurs, the self-publishing industry has become a very different animal than its predecessor, traditional publishing. While similarities remain, they may not be evident unless you know where to look. Among self-published writers, there is certainly an opinion that traditional publishing is the dinosaur, lagging behind the trends and technologies…

Picture This

“I can’t imagine life without the internet.”  That’s a direct quote from my daughter several years ago and a statement which grows ever more true. For example, how many times a day do you google something? And when did google become a verb, anyway? (If you must know, it was added to the Oxford and…

Pick Me!

Adrift in a sea of sameness? Remember those classmates in grade school who were so anxious to answer the teacher’s question? They would not just raise their hand, they would wave it with enthusiasm to improve their chance of being selected, maybe even shouting “Pick me, pick me!” to up the ante. They probably didn’t…