iBloom: Finally, Real Help Without the Hype for Your Direct Sales Business

Finally, Real Help Without the Hype for Your Direct Sales Business We’ve all seen it. A Direct Sales dream story where the work-from-home lady makes millions and travels the world on her own schedule without ever having to miss her kid’s soccer practice. We wonder if it is really just a dream? BUT we’ve also seen… The woman working what seems like 24/7, not making much return on her effort,…

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Surrender Story: Surrender it to God by Annette O’Hare

Surrender It To God   “I hate promoting myself and my work.”   This is a common mantra among writers, especially myself. After all, no one wants to tell a complete stranger or even a close friend, “Hey, you should buy my book. It’s really great!”   What is it about self-promotion that makes us want to run and hide in the closet? Maybe because it makes you feel like…

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Thankful Series Kicks Off

It’s weird, this year. Each October I start promoting the need for guest posts from people from every walk of life to say why they are thankful. Most years I receive so many submissions they spill into December. They have been short, long, from women, men, authors and readers. From Ohio, from across the pond. This year, they aren’t coming in. Are people too busy? Are they not seeing my…

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Entrusted as a Jigsaw Puzzle

As I work on promoting Entrusted and creative ways to let readers know this book exists, I come across new websites. One of them was Jigzone. I played along and thought I’d share the front cover of Entrusted with you as a puzzle. Click on the link and the puzzle should open up. Have fun! Entrusted FRONT Cover edited Jigsaw Puzzle

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The Writer’s Double Burden: Marketing

It’s my week to stop by Christians Read and share my thoughts. This week I talked about marketing. The average reader probably doesn’t think about all an author needs to do to not just create a book, but persuade people it is worth buying. I also talked about my practice run into marketing. I’d love for you to stop by, read, and leave a comment. While there, read the other…

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Social Media and Writing–What? Why?

One aspect of therapy on my wrist that I didn’t anticipate was talking about my writing life. The therapist admitted she crafted a story and wanted to have it published, but didn’t want “everything else that comes with it.” That everything else was social media. She admitted she was on Twitter but had no plans to ever send a Tweet. Facebook? No. Pinterest? Instagram? She didn’t even know what they…

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