Sep 24


I want to tell you about a book so awe­some that I have just read it in the course of a week­end — and I don’t gen­er­ally have time, or make time, to power through some­thing that fast! (By the way, I am get­ting no ben­e­fit by pro­mot­ing this book, since my “dear” state leg­is­la­tors opted last sum­mer not to allow the Ama­zon Asso­ciates affil­i­ate pro­gram to be used in Min­nesota any longer. BOO!!!) Any­way… on to hap­pier things:

Book cover image: "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur -- How to Publish a Book"

Book cover image: “APE: Author, Pub­lisher, Entre­pre­neur — How to Pub­lish a Book”

The book APE: Author, Pub­lisher, Entre­pre­neur — How to Pub­lish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch, con­tains a wealth of infor­ma­tion about just what its title says. Chap­ter by chap­ter, the authors demys­tify the process Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

I just sub­scribed to Writer’s Digest’s YouTube chan­nel and hap­pened to dis­cover this very use­ful video. From a lit­er­ary agent’s expe­ri­enced point of view, it gives sev­eral great nuggets of infor­ma­tion about story-telling, plot, struc­ture, what works, and what doesn’t — all in just under 5 min­utes. Check it out:

Apr 9

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A few days ago, I was try­ing to do some­thing with an Excel spread­sheet. Now, mind you, I know only the most basic basics about Microsoft Excel, but I do keep my Con­tacts List fairly well orga­nized in that pro­gram. Well, in the process, I “hid” a cou­ple of columns (inten­tion­ally), but then I could not for the life of me “unhide” them! I clicked on “Hide/Unhide” and on “Columns” and… in the words of one of the ani­mated char­ac­ters from Veg­gi­eTales videos, “noth­ing, zilch, nada!”

I wasted prob­a­bly a good half hour and tons of energy on it before it dawned on me that I could Read the rest of this entry »

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