Machu Picchu

I worked for twenty-eight years at a government job in New York City. I kept a photo on my desktop of Machu Picchu. I kept telling myself that one day I’m going to go there and stand on the mountain. When I retired in 2013 I booked a trip through Grand European Travel (http://www.getours.com) toContinue reading “Machu Picchu”

Sales Sell Sheet

Canva I’ve finally signed up for a free account with Canva http://www.canva.com. This platform allows me to design my book cover. I’m also working on a Sales Sell Sheet. Below is information I got from EverGreenAuthors blog (http://www.evergreenauthors.com): 3 Simple Rules for Creating a Sell Sheet for Your Book: The only “rules” you need toContinue reading “Sales Sell Sheet”

Idea-to-Outline

I’ve taken the necessary steps to get a coach. I made an appointment with KN Literary Arts (http://knliterary.com) for a free fifteen minute consultation. I am signing a contract for coaching on “Idea-to-Outline.” The outline is the roadmap to writing my memoir and I need guidance in this area. I’m still moving forward with workingContinue reading “Idea-to-Outline”

My Sources of Inspiration

I’m starting off 2021 with what worked for me in 2020. I found books, workshops and podcasts that stirred me inside and kept me motivated to write. Books I read in 2020:Limitless by Jim Kwik (http://www.jimkwik.com)‍The Book You Were Born To Write by Kelly Notaras (http://www.knliterary.com)It’s About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton (http://www.backstagecapital.com) Those who inspiredContinue reading “My Sources of Inspiration”

A Tree Tells A Story

I went to Griffen State Park in Leesburg Florida to take a walk. I wanted to get some fresh air and clear my head. While walking along a path I came upon this tree stump (pictured above). As I started to walk away I turned around to look at it again. What is this tree’sContinue reading “A Tree Tells A Story”

Writing A Newsletter

One thing I’m learning as a beginner writer is that you have to promote the book you’re writing before it’s written. I started writing my newsletter this week. I’ve title the newsletter “My Thoughts In Writing.” I’m using Tiny Letter (www.tinyletter.com) it’s less complicated than Mail Chimp. The newsletter will be a monthly edition. ThisContinue reading “Writing A Newsletter”

It’s About Damn Time!

I finished reading Arlan Hamilton’s book “It’s About Damn Time.” Here is a brief introduction:  “In 2015, Arlan Hamilton was on food stamps and sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco airport, with nothing but an old laptop and a dream of breaking into the venture capital business. She couldn’t understand why people startingContinue reading “It’s About Damn Time!”

Kelly Notaras

I’ve read Kelly Notaras book “The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World.” As Kelly puts it “there is only one criterion for being a writer: you have to be writing.” Her book is filled with suggestions for writing. Here areContinue reading “Kelly Notaras”

Choose Your Hook

Last week’s assignment from Hay House Writer’s Community was to visit a book store and look at books in the genre you’re writing. We were told to look at the book covers and read the hooks and subtitles and find which ones caught our attention. I took a drive to my neighborhood Barnes and NobleContinue reading “Choose Your Hook”