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Using Stories to Grow Your Business

November 20, 2014


Many of us have learned about the use of stories in marketing.   Fewer businesses realize how powerful story is to product development, employee retention, and leaving a legacy.   In 2015, I will be writing a lot more about this topic, and how to discover the different kind of stories that power your life.

Wednesday Author Profile: Ray Bradbury

March 20, 2014


Originally posted on Our Enchanting Adventure:
I have to confess that I’ve just begun reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  I wanted to have finished this by today, but life distracted me from that quest. I’ve enjoyed reading  many Bradbury short stories in my life, but probably haven’t read enough of his books. The one…

Returning to Novel Writing with NanoWriMo

October 31, 2013


My goal of writing novels took a detour in the last year.  I’m finally ready to commit (again) to a novel writing practice. November is a great month for focusing on novel-writing because of the annual Nanowrimo “contest” at  I participated in this a few years ago, and it helped to get some first […]

Some Ideas about Self Publishing from Lynn Serafinn

September 10, 2013


I am trying something new and embedding a post from someone else into today’s blog. I was impressed by Lynn Serafins’s advice on self publishing and decided to take up her offer to embed this post.  She makes many good points that I haven’t always followed myself, but probably should have. Self-Publishing – A 10-Point […]

Attending City of Aurora’s Book Fair Today!

September 7, 2013


Great Writing Advice from an Unlikely Source

June 19, 2013


Daniel Pink is one of my favorite writers, and so even when he writes a book with a title that doesn’t appeal to me all that much, I read the book. Well, Daniel Pink’s book To Sell is Human is more than a great book on how important it has become to be able to sell our […]

Discovering Steampunk

May 13, 2013


I have a confession.  Up until I read an anthology of steampunk stories last month by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, I had no idea what this genre was about.  Once I started reading Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, I could see why people like this strange hybrid of fantasy, […]