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More Marketing - Going Old School

These days thoughts of marketing are a near constant.  My motto has become “Do more today because what you did yesterday wasn’t enough.”  I’m always trying new thing, but recently I’ve been focusing on some old school methods.

 

It is largely accepted our society is such that technology literally changes from day-to-day. 

 

As of late the hot button approaches for marketing are twitter, facebook, websites and all things social media.  No matter what you’re doing…

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Added by sean on April 2, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments

Get in the Dance - The Twitter Dance

I’ve been on Twitter a couple of months. It started like this.



Day 1 - no idea at all what to do or how to go about doing it. 



Hashtags? DM’s. Lists. On and on with the lingo.



Days 2 – 9 - I waited and watched and still absolutely nothing happened.  My mother told me a watched pot never boils so I walked away for a few days and checked back to reap the rewards that had befallen my patience.  



Still nothing.



Day 10 - I did something novel.  I sent a… Continue

Added by sean on March 29, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

It's the Law

Writing can be a minefield.  



A minefield that can hit you square in the checkbook in more than one way. 



I’m not talking about editing mistakes, character flaws or even plot inconsistencies.  I’m talking legal problems that can arise from your writing – and it may not always be from the words on the page. 



This blog will highlight a few legal issues that could cause problems but the real goal is to get people thinking about the legal pitfalls that can be lurking on… Continue

Added by sean on March 22, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

Bite Size Novel

As I look around my office the argument could be made I’ve robbed a bookstore or at least was about to open one.  There are all descriptions of books literally cascading from the shelves. The Nook has started storing the overflow.



These books range from novella to epic novel and all lengths in between. 



Sometimes for motivation I stare at these books and think of the time put into each one.  The countless hours required crafting the stories and tales in my office is… Continue

Added by sean on March 20, 2011 at 3:39am — 1 Comment

Lessons I Have Learned from Bacardi

“But why is the Rum gone?”

 

Or so said Johnny Depp in one of his pirate movies.  I’m certain, for his character in any event, the rum was his muse or at a minimum his motivation.

 

However, the Bacardi I‘m talking about is not actually a distilled spirit, but you could call this Bacardi a muse.  Of sorts.

 

Bacardi is one of my Australian Shepherds.  He’s also very supportive of my writing; however, I feel his support has more to do with the fact…

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Added by sean on March 16, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

Just Ask...

Research is always a tricky thing.  I've heard different, if not competing views, from almost every writer with whom I discuss this subject.  Some advocate for only internet using the Google approach.  I'm not the head cheerleader of this movement, but I will say that you can find a lot of info on virtually every subject.  Also with Google's satellites and imaging, Google also makes it easy to visit about anywhere without leaving the comfort, or the shackles, of your writing sanctuary.  I…

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Added by sean on February 7, 2011 at 1:50am — No Comments

When to or When not to Share

One question I have struggled with and, likely will continue to just be befuddled about, is when do you share what you have written.  Particularly when the writing is going to be fiction length.

I struggled with this concept while writing The Trust.  Not knowing the protocol - translate that I just had no clue when to let others read what I had written - when I finished the first draft of the Prologue to The Trust, I decided to have another set of eyes look over my efforts.  

Not a…

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Added by sean on February 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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