10 Elements Of A Good Nonfiction Book

Scott Allan at the Athority Pub blog wrote a good article about the ten elements for nonfiction books. I have to strongly agree with his last point, ‘Write in a ‘friendly voice’ that readers can relate to.‘  I’m amazed at how many nonfiction books have a voice of a professor talking down to students.  The…

Happy Trails Days

Today is National Trails Day and is a time for people to shut down their laptops and venture out into the great outdoors. June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails.  National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include…

Writer’s Block / Life

Sometimes writers block is nothing more than normal life blocking writing.  I know every podcast, blog and guru say to carve out time in the day just for writing, but life really does happen.  Creativity in all forms takes work and also takes time. How do you find time to do your Fun?

Pinterest is a Go!

I’ve started posting patterns from my first book on Pinterest.  My plan is to share Pinterest Sized (736 pixel wide) copies of each pattern / mandala from all my published books on Amazon.  Right now 120 patterns have been made into books (with another 40 to soon be released in book 4) so releasing a…

My newsletter is ALIVE!

Thanks to my wonderful (and tech savvy) wife, my newsletter service is now working!!! Heather looked over the MailChimp service and figured out its interface and system fairly quickly.  With plenty of tests and speedy mouse clicks, she got my newsletter up and running.  I am so grateful for her help.  She is the best!…

Newsletter Pain

I’ve been fighting the last two days trying to get Constant Contact to interface with WordPress… but I don’t host my own blog, so it’s a no-go.  I switched over to MailChimp and have been rebuilding my newsletters.  MailChimp does interface with WordPress… Woot!  But when I decided to purchase the paid service is killed…