A Dear Indies Special Edition!

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Hi Indies!

This is a special edition blog post, because I have been extremely fortunate to have a guest article published over on Nick Stephenson’s Blog: Your First 10,000 Readers and I really wanted to share it with you:

Publishing Tales From Both Sides of the Fence

I know I’ve given you resource posts that mentioned a few small differences between self-publishing and having a contract, but this article breaks down all of the differences from beginning to end and has a cost comparison chart, as well.

I hope you can add it to your list of references and/or resources for your own writing journey and feel free to comment or share!

A.C.

 

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Apologies!

I just wanted to say “Sorry for the glitch” to all of my blog followers. Apparently, when today’s post for Raw Touch went out to everyone who follows my blog, it came with a whole lot of confusing HTML from one of my older Thief of Dragons posts! I have no clue how this happened––how it is even technically possible––and hope it was only a one-time fluke!

❤ A.C.

Authors beware, watch out for this scam

The only Readers Magnet I’ve ever heard of is a book by Derek Murphy that’s 100% for authors – this scam is anything but that! Heads up, Indies:

Jean's Writing

Tis the season for scamming everyone with a pulse.

More scammers appear every day, like ants at an all they can eat picnic. These varmints call,  text, email and show up on Facebook and Twitter.

Y’all need to watch out for this scam. A company preying on writers want to sell books and reach readers. Apparently, this particular scam has been around for a few years but I  heard about them until…

Today they tried to hook me. 

Now let me tell you, getting through on my home phone is no easy feat. A few months ago we bought a landline phone with Smart Call Blocker. This phone screens out all robo calls unless I’ve added a number (like a docs office) to the directory.

So, anywho—when the phone rings I expect someone I know and have approved to be on the line.

But today I picked up the phone and…

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Please Share the #LyricalFictionFriday Challenge!

Combining our love for music and writing, Marquessa offers a weekly writing challenge with a unique inspirational twist:

The Next Chapter

Hey Lovelies!

As many of you already know, I absolutely adore using music lyrics as inspiration for fiction.

And that’s the reason why I would love to grow my #LyricalFiction Friday Challenge by trying to get it listed on WordPress on their “Events: The Daily Post” page.

But before I can, I would need to have more participation.

So on this Saturday, this is my Call-To-Action to you:

Could you please reblog/share today’s post on your social media platforms to help me JUMP-START this project?

Below is the link to the challenge Page with upcoming prompts so that you have them in ADVANCE if you want to get the create juices flowing. And if you don’t have time to write something new, feel free to repurpose or share something you have already written that fits the bill.

I would love to see you participate!

Lyrical Fiction Friday…

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3 Days left to join the Author/Blogger Halloween Hop!

It’s not too late to join yet!

Nesie's Place


Halloween Hop Banner

Want to increase followers/traffic on your Facebook page?

Authors and bloggers are bringing a spooky good time to Facebook for Halloween! JOIN US!

The Facebook Halloween Hopfest runs from Friday, October 27, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Register today by:

– Adding the direct link to your Facebook AUTHOR page (NO groups, please!)

– Adding the type of giveaway you’re sponsoring.

– Adding the type of prizes in your giveaway.

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017!

On Monday, October 23rd (or sooner) you will be sent the complete list of participating authors/bloggers. When you create your Facebook post, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE NAME AND PAGE URL OF THE NEXT PERSON ON THE LIST (after you) for this to work. If the hop is broken and readers cannot advance to the next page, they will give up. Take advantage of Facebook’s option to pre-schedule your post. With respect to time…

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Here is my interview with Felicia Denise

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Name Felicia Denise

Age 57

Where are you from Tucson, AZ

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

My husband and I just celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We have three adult children and a son-in-law. No grandchildren yet. We both had to retire relatively young from the workforce for health reasons.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Family Matters, books 2 of my debut novel, In the Best Interest of the Child, will be published in October 2017.


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I entered a poetry contest in elementary school.


Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

After writing my first complete story with chapters. I was twelve.


Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

A friend I used to write fan-fic with was into NaNoWriMo and challenged me to enter and write a book.


Fiona:…

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Author/Blogger Halloween Hop

I’m so excited!!!

Nesie's Place


Halloween Hop Banner

Want to increase followers/traffic on your Facebook page?

Authors and bloggers are bringing a spooky good time to Facebook for Halloween! JOIN US!

The Facebook Halloween Hopfest runs from Friday, October 27, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Register today by:

– Adding the direct link to your Facebook AUTHOR page (NO groups, please!)

– Adding the type of giveaway you’re sponsoring.

– Adding the type of prizes in your giveaway.

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017!

On Monday, October 23rd (or sooner) you will be sent the complete list of participating authors/bloggers. When you create your Facebook post, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE NAME AND PAGE URL OF THE NEXT PERSON ON THE LIST (after you) for this to work. If the hop is broken and readers cannot advance to the next page, they will give up. Take advantage of Facebook’s option to pre-schedule your post. With respect to time…

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