Tag Archives: Bob Mayer

Are Writers Really A Company of One?

When you are an author, you are a company of one. Kind of. There are tons of people assisting an author in getting a book published – other authors, their critique group, their writing chapter, plus all the publishing professionals that … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Monday – Make Your Bookshelf Work for You

What do you do when you need help with your writing? I don’t mean when you can’t find the right word or phrase…my critique partner, Sharla Rae, did an excellent job of solving that issue in her post over at … Continue reading

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Techie Tuesday: All Eyes on E-Publishing

The amount of information available on e-publishing has exploded in the last few months. The Indie market is alive and well and becoming a more respected option, particularly for the mid-list authors that feel they are stagnating elsewhere. Below is … Continue reading

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Do You Need A Judgment Day Bucket List?

Saturday, May 21, 2011 was slated to be Judgment Day (aka the Rapture, End of Days, Apocalypse). Since we’re all here, reading this blog and browsing the web, the world did NOT end. Either May 21st was any old day … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Mash-up #7 – Kick Creativity In The A$$

After a Saturday of inspiration and brainstorming techniques from a successful writer, I asked a musician friend of mine the following question:

“You’ve made an album a year for TWENTY years now. What is the creative process that allows you to do that?”

He smiled at me, a really benevolent cozy smile that made me feel better about bringing work to his Saturday night of fun. And then he said, “I don’t really know.”

My response: WHAT? That’s it? Come on! I thought this music business was different than being a writer. That’s what all my writer pals would say. Continue reading

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Build A Writing Network With LinkedIn

Everyone is talking about Social Media and I’ve got several friends scratching their heads going, “What does that even MEAN? And why do I need so many DIFFERENT KINDS??” (Note: Prepare for the CAP-bold-fest, I just downed half a pot … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Mash-up #5: Writing and Blogging It Forward

It’s Monday and time for a very special More Cowbell Mash-up: Graduation Day. A whole group of writers got together at the beginning of March to take a class from Kristen Lamb on Building An Author Brand.  Little did we … Continue reading

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How to Build Your Writing Team

On my drive home from the day job yesterday I was listening to the radio, navigating through L.A.’s horrendous traffic and thinking about the memoir I’m writing on high-risk pregnancy. I tuned in for the traffic report (because I needed … Continue reading

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