Bo’s Cafe Life Flashback

LOL! So true, especially since I write on my laptop or tablet.

Bo's Cafe Life

Cafe Terms-Quality Control

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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing

Reblogged from A Writer’s Path.

A Writer's Path

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by J.U. Scribe

It’s been over a year since I published my book, Before the Legend. This past year I’ve learned so much about self-publishing and marketing. Although I’m thankful for the little successes and milestones I was able to reach, there were several things I wish I could have done differently before and after self-publishing my book. The first three in the list are things I already knew before publishing but underestimated while doing this process. Here are my top 7 things you want to do before you self-publish.

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Lady Liberty has her say about The Wall: Mitch Albom

Straight talk from a great Lady!

Impromptu Promptlings

morrie_and_mitch1Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom is one of my favorite books of all time. If you’re not familiar with it, Morrie Schwartz was one of Mitch’s college professors at Brandeis University. He was his mentor. He lost track of Morrie over the years, then one night saw him on TV being interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline about how he was dying of ALS.

Mitch, author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster/sportscaster , and musician, reconnected with Morrie for the last while before his death, and subsequently wrote the beautiful book about the lessons he learned from Morrie.

This morning I found something Mitch posted on line yesterday. I thought it was very poignant. I wanted to share it with you…

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Lady Liberty has her say about The Wall: Mitch Albom

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I went to visit the Statue of Liberty. I missed the last boat back. As I gazed…

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Memoirs of a Fictionista.

Future Fairytales

This article is meant as satire. This is my response to a Huffpost article that is based entirely on mindless snobbery and poor logic. It’s an insult to the craft of writing to equate publishing with the craft. 

As a fictionista, I see so many things. I am world weary. Yes. World weary.

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I know what it is to search for the perfect worlds, to feel them burning deep within my soul unable to get out. I know that pain, the pain of giving life to the story, and don’t get me started on Self-publishing.

Not everyone can do what I do. I bleed for my art. I suffer for my craft! Laurie Gough agrees with me, I’m sure. In her article for Huffpost, An Insult to The Written Word,  she writes, “Good writers only become good because they’ve undertaken an apprenticeship. The craft of writing is a life’s work…

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