~Free 5-Day Course~Simple Steps to Self-Publishing


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I have some self-publishing secrets and I can’t keep them to myself! I am going to share them with you.

In this 5-Day email course you learn:

  • The Cost of Self-Publishing
  • eBook Covers & Book Blog Tours
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Boards & Communities
  • Making S.M.A.R.T. Goals

**Bonus Alert! S.M.A.R.T. Goals Worksheet**

C.S. Dorsey

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How to Make S.M.A.R.T. Writing Goals

How to make

Making S.M.A.R.T. Goals

I am a writer, yes, but I also help people achieve the goal they were to reach. Writing down a goal, or coming up with one is easy, but figuring out how to get there is a lot harder.

tips on SMART goal setting…

SPECIFIC – Be very clear about what you want to achieve.

MEASURABLE – How will you know when you have achieved your goal? What will you be doing at that time? What will others notice you doing? What will be different? What will you have started or been doing regularly? What will you have stopped or been doing less of?

ACHIEVABLE – Ensure your goals are not too high. Don’t set yourself up to fail! Consider setting smaller goals on your way to the big one.

REALISTIC &  RESOURCED – Is this achievable with the resources I have? Are there any other resources you need before you can, or to help you, achieve your goal? How can you access these resources? What problems might you have? What can you do to minimize those problems?

TIME LIMITED – Set a reasonable time limit to achieve your goal. 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years? Consider different (smaller) time limits for smaller steps.

Here are some questions you may ask yourself when setting your goals and objectives are:

  • What exactly do I want to achieve?
  • Where?
  • How?
  • When?
  • With whom?
  • What are the conditions and limitations?
  • Why exactly do I want to reach this goal? What are possible alternative ways of achieving the same?
I hope this helps to start your writing goals off to a good start.


Feel free to make leave a comment, share, or email me candicesdorsey@yahoo.com 

Cropsy by David Lee Veroux

~Boost Book Buzz~

Presents: Corpsy by David Lee Veroux

Publication Date: May 7, 2014

 

About Crosby

During Billy Powell’s summer camp experiences, he discovers a world of unimagined adventures, friendships, romance, and a horrifying secret.

In this dual novel, as a past war between campers and a poor farmer escalates to tragic proportions, Billy battles his own demons in the form of raging hormones, cruel peers and counselors, and a terrifying camp legend that alters the course of his life.

 

Purchase Cropsy on Amazon NOW!

Before converting to fiction, David spent more than a decade churning out mind-numbing research reports to the Wall Street crowd.

His first novel, Cropsy continues to receive stellar reviews and requests for more. A resident of central Virginia, DLV is currently working on several manuscripts and a screenplay.

Please feel free to contact DLV at readcropsybyveroux@gmail.com

Boost Book Buzz: Boogeyman Land

Feature eBook: Boogeyman Land by R.C. Peris

Nine-year-old Jessa Martin goes missing in the White Mountains of Arizona at a holiday festival. Her bloodied jacket is found in the snowy, dark woods. Who took her? The Slender Man or the Boogeyman or something even darker lurking in the woods?

Petra Blue, a reluctant child abuse investigator with a mysterious and complicated past, goes looking for Jessa as her own life begins to unravel and sets her on a collision course with the child she is trying to find. With each nightmarish sleep, she begins to learn who she is and why she returned to the shadowy mountains. Petra also discovers the truth of the watcher in the woods – a man following her since she returned to her childhood home in Greer, Arizona. Is he involved in the disappearance of Jessa or more intricately connected to her life?

Boogeyman Land is a psychological mystery that explores the ramifications of abuse and the transformative power of discovering the truth.

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You can check out R.C. Peris blog anytime 200wordshortstory.org

Being By Malia Nahinu

Feature Book: Being By Malia Nahinu

ABout this book: Slam Poetry calling out society, humanity and gender roles. #Iam #WeAre #EmpowerALL .

 To get your copy purchase at Amazon below!
 

Malia-Arrayah is an American author, writer, model, actress and rapper currently located in San Francisco, CA and surrounding Bay Area. 

~Feature Books~ Jeff Dondero

The EnrgeyThe Energy Wise Home

Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet

When picking out a home, there are a number of aspects to keep in mind: location, size, and layout. One issue that many people neglect is energy conservation, which is quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of modern life. How do make your home energy wise? Where do you start? What aspects of home living can affect, and be affected by, our energy choices? This task can be momentous and intimidating.

The Energy Wise Home: Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet makes it easy. Jeff Dondero walks you through your home’s walls, doors, windows, and roof, room by room and appliance by appliance, breaking them down into simple terms so that you can make the smartest energy and resource choices possible. He even covers gardens and garages, explaining what household items cost to run, how to conserve energy when using them, giving guidance on what’s sustainable and what isn’t. This encyclopedic manual is very helpful for understanding the machine that is your house, and how to keep it maintained and running well and “green” while saving you money.

This guide is a great fit to make sure that you make the best of your home and the resources that power and run it. Conservation in the home is something that you owe to yourself, your family, and your planet.

Features:

  • Provides helpful solutions for contributing to the health and “greening” of your home.
  • Provides current information on lowering your carbon footprint.
  • Provides the reader with a guide to an energy and cost-efficient workplace.
  • Provides an easy to understand guide on sustainable energy.

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The Energy Wise Workplace

Practical and Cost-Effective Ideas for a Sustainable and Green Workplace

The Enrgey

 

Most people spend a good deal of time and a little more than half of their energy, money and resources in an effort to make their homes more efficient, for both themselves and the planet. But five days a week nearly all of America goes to work, and some spend almost as much time at their place of work as they do at home. With more than 30 million of these workplaces are small businesses, and 18,500 firms of 500 employees or more, the workplace is largely responsible for the other half of the consumption of resources in the United States.

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Jeff Dondero has a diverse background and experience in writing, ranging from web content, B2B, books, hard news, and interviews to feature writing. He began his career as stringer and freelancer for the San Francisco Examiner, worked as a reporter and editor for several suburban newspapers, was the entertainment editor for The Marin Independent Journal, a writer and editor of various magazines, wrote for KTVU-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area, toiled in a trade magazine mill, and created a website dedicated to sustainable construction industries (http://www.greenbuildingdigest.net/). He was invited as a writer-in-residence at the art colony in Rancho Vista, Arizona in 2014, where he wrote a slim volume of poetry. He continues to expand his national readership with books, social media, various writers’ blogs and websites, radio and television appearances.

~2 Day Blog Takeover Continues~ Knock and the Door Opens

2 Day Blog Takeover continues with a guest post Knock and the Door Opens 
by Stefanie August
Today was one of those days where I got up early, worked on some writing needs, pitched some agents and low and behold – two opportunities jumped out at me – one for free videos promoting two of my books and another that vetted me as a serious writer and wants to “audition” me via sample for their company – near where I reside I might add.

The world is full of those things we desire if we take time to “mine” them – meaning that as a professional in any endeavor YOU have to create an agenda for seeking them.

So “knock” when an opportunity presents itself! It might be the very door to the next creative experience you are seeking!
This tip brought to you by www.stefanieaugustcreative.com


Stefanie August has worked in the arts and entertainment industry as a performer, artist manager, agent, creative consultant, producer and strategic planner since 1983. 
Commencing her professional career in an administrative and managerial capacity while studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Bridgeport, CT. (1980-83) Stefanie worked as an assistant to the professorial staff, assisted in managing the university Civic Orchestra, and was also an assistant to the Executive Director of the Bridgeport Symphony.
Upon earning her degree, Stefanie worked with the National Booking Director of Columbia Artist Management, Inc. Realizing that she had a gift for being an agent and manager to performing artists, Stefanie left C.A.M.I. to work independently, producing shows and musical events in small theaters and venues in NYC.
In 1989 Stefanie relocated to Miami, FL, Stefanie to create the Miami Beach Music Studio, a rehearsal and production facility.  Her work in artist development included a variety of artists and entertainment production companies in music (Columbia Artists Records), modeling (Act 1 Management), and television (Wil Vander Flugt Film Productions).  
 
After years of production in Miami, New York and other cities Stefanie began B&B Talent in 2008 in San Francisco, CA, an arts and entertainment development and production company. Development projects under the auspices of B&B included: a national music tour to benefit Project Homeless Connect and  2b Records, a digital label. She was also a co-director of the Aversano Galleria, a gallery of contemporary fine art, in North Beach, CA and was instrumental in developing the North Beach (NOBE) contemporary Artists Collective for showcasing to the museum trade.
From 2012-2017 Stefanie co-operated  TigerKat Publishing, Inc., producing four CD’s and five books under the TigerKat imprint Please view www.tigerkatpublishing.com for more information.
For 2018 Stefanie has re-branded as www.stefanieaugustcreative.com continuing to offer her services to clients in arts, entertainment and other industries.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Music cum laud from the University of Bridgeport, CT. and two years of Finance studies as part of a Master’s program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
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