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The Art of Receiving: Your Creative Ally

I used to think that doing it all myself would make me stronger. Um… wrong. It just burned me out—quick. Asking for help can be hard. But you’ve got to do it. Otherwise you wind up juggling way more than you can handle. Forbes says…

Giving Up the Struggle and Getting Published

It’s almost engrained in us from the time we pop out of the womb: keep your head down and work hard—as if to say that the harder we slave away, the more successful we’ll become, or the better life we’ll live. Last I checked, this path…

Excuses Be Gone. Just Do It.

It's time to stop procrastinating. Yes YOU. In case you haven't heard... I need your listening ears, your reading eyes.. and your help... now. If you haven't heard my recent shout outs about the just-launched "Book Smackdown," seriously,…

Writer's Block Smackdown: Taking the First Step

We've all got to start somewhere. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. You've heard me talk about my just-launched (as of yesterday!) "Book Smackdown." I wrote it because I know how tough taking that first step can be. I wrote…
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I'VE BEEN DYING TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU

And it’s finally here. But guess what? It’ll stay a secret unless you take ONE SINGLE SUPER DUPER EASY STEP: Click HERE to claim a book that will change your life: Just-launched (today!) "Book Smackdown:" The ONE thing you must do…
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OMG I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!!!

I loved hearing one of my readers say this. It let me know that my book gives the REAL help authors are craving. Seriously. There are so many self-help, coaching, publishing books on the market, how do you know where to start? Sick…

Stop Hosing Your Creative Fire

Get honest with yourself. Ditch the self-sabotaging criticism. That’s right. YOU have brilliance to share. What message would you share if nothing were holding you back? Just allow yourself to dream for a minute. Psst…I said no excuses!…
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Publish a Book, Traditional Publisher vs. Self Publishing

When I was looking at how I wanted to birth my memoir, The Year of YES! into the world  I looked at my options from a business perspective. If I went with a traditional publisher I would invest the time and expense of finding an agent before…
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Writing is Creative Discipline, How to Finish a Book

Since the explosion of the Internet, everyone thinks they can be a writer. They’ll pop a blog online, maybe start a Tumblr account, and start saying the things they’ve always wanted a forum to say. And two weeks later they’re out of…
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How to Publish Your Book

Tracee Books! I looked down at my hand to see that I had written this phrase in ink on my own hand. It was completely subconscious and I laughed at the sillyness of it. I was at a Hay House conference, if you don’t know the story Hay…

Red, The Impostor's Daughter & Sex God

Red: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Todayis a compilation of essays by girls about their lives. "Its high time people stopped writing, talking and worrying about teenage girls and just let those girls speak for…

TGR Launch Contest #23 - Curse of the Shamra

The Shamra Chronicles first book Curse of the Shamra is being offered to one winner. Author Barry Hoffman brings you Curse of the Shamra... A Young Adult fantasy novel that will introduce you to unforgettable characters, delightfully treacherous…