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What makes email such an asset is how cheap and fast it makes sending a message, and even longer attachments. It doesn’t matter when you send the email, or where the recipient is, in relationship to you. Your message will arrive in the recipient’s inbox and they can then respond when they are available. Unfortunately, these same qualities also make email a burden on its users. Because of how easy it is to dash off a letter, people and companies send email every day that no one wants. It clogs up their inboxes, tempts them to spend money, and wastes Read more…

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I encourage you to check out their website and even sign up for the IWSG Newsletter. Today I’m going to explore character names as I answer the #IWSG question for June:Which is harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?I have a much harder time coming up with a book title than I do good character names. While a book title needs to be catchy and clever, there are some good guidelines and tools available to help Read more…


I am in the middle of preparing a series on self-publishing, behind the scenes, So this week I decided to write about something a little lighter, a little more personal. I pulled a question from my Jar of Ideas.  The question is as tame as it gets: “What is your favorite food?” I love sushi.Who are your friends?A wonderful blogger friend of mine recently posted a thought-provoking blog entitled, Can Someone You’ve Never Met Really Be Your Friend? One important aspect of being someone’s friend is trusting them with personal information about yourself, and they, in turn, reciprocate. I write Read more…

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