Category Archives: Non fiction books

Social Media Monitoring Tools

  I’ve been researching social media monitoring tools lately in an effort to simplify my life – I have far too many  social accounts to efficiently monitor and track and I would hate to miss anything important. As it is, … Continue reading

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A Guide to getting more readers

I recently got an email from a friend who’s just getting started using social media to reach out to new audiences. In replying to her, I thought perhaps some of you might find my reply helpful. I offer it up … Continue reading

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My writing process. Post 1

I titled this “Post 1” because I imagine I will not remember everything and/or I will have too much to say and cut this post off at some point. For me, the first step in creating a new novel (poem … Continue reading

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100 Words of Encouragement for Writers

If you’re struggling with your writing, I have good news. That means you ARE writing, which is the first and hardest step. Here are two tips: The first is to simply skip the hard part. Move on to the next … Continue reading

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Dog show victory

In addition to writing at work and for fun, I sometimes write about my dogs. I have a rare breed, curly-coated retrievers, that often make an appearance in my novels. The latest issue of Showsight magazine, just published, has a … Continue reading

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After you publish

It’s a funny thing. Somehow I thought publishing my novel would be the end of the work. Oh, I knew there would be some marketing involved but I’ve done marketing for other people for decades (really) and I can do … Continue reading

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Social Media Made Easy or how to increase your Twitter following in six quick steps

1. Tweet new content – link to your blog, comment on the news, offer up a pithy quote or talk about something happening in your life (NOT: sitting on the patio, gazing at my navel, drinking a soy latte – … Continue reading

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