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Jun.23.2009
Networking is the single most important activity for authors, especially new authors.  It does not matter with whom you network; reach out to everyone.  I call it "going viral"  The goal is to get your name and book out there to as many people as possible--spread it around like a virus...
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Jun.17.2009
There was an interesting front-page article in our local paper today about an unusual business closing, "Left High and Dry".  Take a look at www.winchesterstar.com.   
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Jun.14.2009
seminar book signing
If you take a look at the Red Room home page you'll notice that most of the authors featured there are very well known.  The majority of us fit into another category, the lesser known.  Regardless of the category or box we fit into, it is important to remember that it is vital that we promote...
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Jun.13.2009
Book signing
When it comes to planning a book signing, remember to think outside the box.  Book signings do not have to take place at a book store.  If you do decide to have a book signing at a book store, local, small businesses are best.   Before you try and schedule one, establish a relationship with the...
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Jun.12.2009
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My day began way too early when I awoke at 6:00 a.m.   The morning routine went according to plan; feed the pets, have a cup of decaf, check email, take the dog for a walk. From there the day was sort of strange, yet normal in some respects.  I took a trip to the Spiritual Healing Institute, which...
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Jun.08.2009
FanStory.com
For those of you that do not know about FanStory, it is a good web site for writers.  Check it out at www.fanstory.com. This site allows writers to post works in progress, chapter-by-chapter for books, poems, plays, short stories, scripts, -anything.  Other writers will review your work for content...
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Jun.07.2009
Okay--I know this blog is a bit unusual for a writer's site, but here it goes.  After breakfast, I dragged the big black,cumbersome, noisy monster out of the closet, plugged it in, and proceeded to slog it around the house.  It took about two minutes for me to feel the twinges in my back.  Most...
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Jun.05.2009
Book signing
What a fun event!  I had my second book signing tonight at the Book of Knowledge in Winchester, Virginia.  During the signing event, live music played directly behind me.  The entire time I sat there, in my "queens chair", the piano played while an angelic voice sang along, serenading my...
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Jun.04.2009
Wow-Rehab is such hard work (huff, puff), but it does feel good.  For those of you who don't know, I had a freak accident last August. I was running into the house with my little dog, before leaving for work, and I fell on the metal threshold at the front door.  There was no fooling around for me...
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Jun.01.2009
Seminar set-up with Masterminds
This past weekend a few colleagues and I formed a Mastermind group.  The purpose of this group is to network together to make connections, motivate one another to set and achieve goals, support one another, and put our minds together to generate ideas to assist one another in reaching our highest...
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May.30.2009
Grove Park
Re-entry into the real world after a visit to The Spa has been surreal.  The song refrain "Take Me Away" has been playing in my head all day.  It was so nice to get away for a few days; the benefits are immeasurable. Obligations and responsibilities weigh heavily on my shoulders everyday...
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May.26.2009
Awakened Mind Seminar Book Signing
On Saturday, May 23, 2009, I participated in The Awakened Mind Project Seminar in Winchester, Virginia.  This was an important seminar for all participants, and the people whose lives will be (indirectly) touched by it. The purpose of this movement is to awaken us from the slumber of unconscious...
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May.26.2009
Chico
Chico is such a silly little dog.  He's a ten year old dashund/terrier that lives in his own little world.  Our family refrain for him is: "Chico lives in Chico land."  This is the best way to explain his personality, and you'd understand completely if you met him. When he first sees you...
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May.25.2009
I wish chocolate helped to shed pounds instead of exercise, but it doesn't.  I much prefer the flavor of rich milk or dark chocolate melting on my tongue to the feeling of sweat running down my forehead into my eyes.  For those of you that are fortunate enough to inherit a speedy metabolism, God...
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May.21.2009
Bambi & Me in a moment of relaxation and calm
Reaching out to others that are supportive, helpful, empathetic, compassionate, and positive can have a huge effect on our lives. I try to minimize contact with negative, critical, judgemental, intolerant individuals as it chips away at my soul.  In my moments of self-doubt, anxiety, and stress, it...
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