Happy Birthday, Americans! by Michael Sahno | Jul 4, 2022 | Articles | 0 comments ← Networking Tips for People Over 60 The Big July 4th Staycation → A Vacation Blog Post and a Manross Library AppearanceThe following post has been pre-scheduled. I've never tried to pre-schedule a blog post before, so I had to look up how to do it. If you know me well, you won't be surprised by that. Hey, I'm on vacation while you read this. Modern technology! I find it interesting to...Read MoreTaking a Page from the Dylan Playbook?Although he doesn't use the term himself, recent Nobel winner Bob Dylan's relentless touring has been referred to as the Never-Ending Tour. Taking a page from the Dylan playbook might seem like a weird idea for an author, but recently I have thought about doing just...Read More From The Shadow Side to the SyzygyAnima rising, Queen of queens Wash my guilt of Eden Wash and balance me - Joni Mitchell, Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow I’ve always enjoyed learning new words—or, as is more likely at my age, relearning words I’ve forgotten—so I was pleased to put syzygy in the...Read More New “Writer Problems” Series, Topic #8: Forgetting Your Best IdeasWe've all been there: lying in bed, on the edge of sleep, when a brilliant idea floats in from the ether. Maybe it's a fully-formed snippet of dialogue, or maybe something technical, like a major plot point. And before you drift off to sleep, you have to get up to...Read More The Big July 4th Staycation“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” —Eugene Ionesco I'll admit it: last week’s blog post was pretty much non-existent. All I posted was a flag picture and a headline, “Happy birthday,...Read More When Do You Need To Copyright Your Work?Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a couple of well-received blog posts on the publishing process, one of which is about the importance of having a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) and the other of which is called What’s the Risk to Not Having A...Read MoreHow Freelance Writers Can Ditch The Content Mills – And Get Paid What They’re WorthSo today turns out to be a great day for a guest post, since I've got a sprained wrist – time to rest my hands and arms. Without further ado, here's freelancer extraordinaire Tara Malone on how to ditch the content mills! You’re sick and tired of your day job and...Read More Talking About My Next Book: More On WhizzersTalking or writing about your new book is always unnerving for an author. Well, for this author, anyway. I can't really speak for anyone else.Back in November, fellow author Jay Lemming conducted an author interview with me for about 45 minutes. We spoke about a...Read More What’s the Risk to Not Having A Cataloging-In-Publication (CIP) Data Block?Over the past few weeks, I've been writing about "book-building" for indie authors. By that I mean putting a book together from your perspective as an author. So I haven't covered topics like cover design or interior design - you may choose those, but you're probably...Read More Book Promotion Sites: Which Are The Best, and Are They Worth It?I'll be the first to admit that I'm no expert when it comes to book promotion sites. When I published my first three novels simultaneously on December 10th 2015—a day that will live infamy, and yes, I know now that it was a harebrained marketing scheme—I knew nothing...Read More Facebook Twitter Linkedin Gmail Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.