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The Many ways to say love for Writers and Publishers’ Holidays

The Many ways to say love for Writers and Publishers’ Holidays

Red cardinals paired on snow-laden branches. Winter blows making dancing snow swirls. Red noses are filled with scents of cinnamon and mulled wine, filling cold air with warmed recollections of love. We hear favorite Yuletide carols and long for the romance of fireside light. And beyond windowpanes, winds howl while delivering its thick coat of …

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When Writers’ Broken Hearts become Good Marketers.

When Writers’ Broken Hearts become Good Marketers.

A week passed and the booze and seclusion did little to stop the pain that stole my sleep and kept the tears flowing. The sudden loss of my friend, lover, and partner seemed more than I could handle. I thought all was good and right with my world. A great job with a global media …

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It is Back to School

It is Back to School

Cooler days and carnal autumnal colors announce the awaited freedom for author moms to return to the business of composition. New school clothes and the scent of just bought supplies bring to mind comforting images from the art of Charles M. Schulz and Norman Rockwell. Lonely playgrounds come alive with youthful exuberance welcoming resumption of …

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Is a writer’s’ raison d’etre inherent or created?

Is a writer’s’ raison d’etre inherent or created?

Call it a penchant, talent, gift, or raison d’etre the difference between a good writer and a person that creates a compelling read doesn’t always come with a formal education. But can a formal education be that something that can awaken the hidden promise? Or simply be the supplier of the tools in making a …

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Free and Inexpensive Book Marketing really can Shift Your Sales Paradigms. by Barbara Cerda for ChapterSee

Free and Inexpensive Book Marketing really can Shift Your Sales Paradigms. by Barbara Cerda for ChapterSee

You’ve spent an enormous amount of time and thought into getting your book published.  One of the biggest obstacles to success is getting your work front and center to readers and that requires marketing.  This is perhaps the biggest hurdle in achieving author stardom. But shifting the paradigms in achieving over the top book sales …

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A Writer’s Holiday Retrospect with Lillian – by Barbara Cerda for ChapterSee

A Writer’s Holiday Retrospect with Lillian – by Barbara Cerda for ChapterSee

Blended family tables hold the greatest wealth of prose rich in storylines and tales that mirror the diverse human condition. The holidays have passed leaving us with new memories of the common familial conversations that center on a mixture of personal politics and daily living while visiting our dinner table. These festive times always leaves …

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Look who is cooking with Books

Look who is cooking with Books

Celebrity does not guarantee a bestselling cookbook.   The making of cookbooks is expensive. Rich imagery, quality products, professional consultancies and food photographers have large price tags. Hardcover cookbooks – although they experienced a short cycle of slow sales in 2014 is enjoying a renaissance.  Amazon’s recent debut of its own brick and mortar books …

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A Writer’s Mandate to Terror

A Writer’s Mandate to Terror

A writer’s promissory note is to desert the superfluous while revealing a truth. It is a mandate born as soon as humanity felt the need to record current events.  Chronicling became the Pharaohs’ command as they took their scribes into battle. Boasting of defeat and victories on stone meant to last for an “eternity”.  That …

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Are Writers Born with Muses?

Are Writers Born with Muses?

During the act of composing, a writer’s brain cells liberate the biochemical substance dopamine, along with other potent mood altering bio-substances.  Writers own truly unique mind tools.   I will not belabor within this small commentary on the documented neurological data that support why writers have amazing brains.  The artists that pursue language to convey …

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Pay per Read or Exploitation?

Pay per Read or Exploitation?

  Pay per read success comes to the writer who is a compelling storyteller or weaver of cliffhangers. I have received more than a few questions this week about Amazon’s pay per read. Its guidelines detailing what authors are included in the pay per read system are purposefully obtuse. Word about Amazon’s Kindle pay per …

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