My Utopia Is Filled with Things I Despise

My utopia is filled with things I despise—and the choice to avoid them.


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Kindle Unlimited Is Not Netflix for Books

Kindle Unlimited is not Netlfix for books. It’s so much more than that.


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Writing Partner for Bar None

As Val Orr’s writing partner, I helped her find the heart of her story among the hundreds of hours of recordings we made, and reveal that heart by teasing out the simple truths among life’s complex messages. We crafted scenes that showcased her vulnerabilities and strengths, her ranch-charm and DC-wisdom, and her role in changing the laws that make today’s workplace more fair for everyone.


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The 3 Online Profiles Every Author Must Have (and They’re Not Facebook or Twitter)

More Important Than Your Profiles Writing well is the most important thing. You have to write good books. Where you publicize and promote those words won’t matter if your books can’t stand on their own. If you have nothing yours to say, and to say well, then work on your craft and your experiences first. But once your book is strong, and you’ve built your author website and blog (No,...
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Social Media for Authors

It’s All Fiction I help fiction writers do social media. Some of my clients are novelists; many are political candidates—and all have stories to tell, stories that need audiences. These days, writers augment their audience-finding process with social media. (At least, all the cool kids do.) But for the most part my clients would rather not be spending time on social sites at all, much less...
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