Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thriller In The Best Of Film Noir – Detour

In my best of film noir series, I thought we’d take a look at a low-budget thriller, Detour.  Full of bare sets and camera work that is less than dazzling, Detour has stood the test of time.  The plot revolves … Continue reading

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Indie Authors And A New Twitter Hashtag

Using Twitter should be in the arsenal of every indie author.  Twitter is great for networking and building an audience for your books.  But sometimes trying to find valuable information can be difficult.  That’s why I’m creating a new hashtag … Continue reading

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Take Five Short Story Collection at No Cost To You

Allow me again a bit of self-promotion.  We indie authors know it’s hard to build a fan base, but our blogs are one place to let others know what we have to offer.  I’ll keep this brief and get on … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – How To Use Triberr Part Two

Triberr has been getting a lot of press lately, and rightly so.  This site is a great way for indie authors to grow their blogs and for book promotion.  I’ve had a number of people ask me to share a … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Sunset Boulevard

In my best of film noir series, I would be remiss if I didn’t include the fantastic film Sunset Boulevard.  This classic movie has all the aspects of film noir: the noir hero (a man using a woman); the femme … Continue reading

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Indie Authors, Etta James and Blues To The Bones

The great Etta James has died at 73.  For those of you who don’t know, Etta James is a singer.  I’m sure now many are wondering what a singer has to do with indie authors and writing.  Well, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Indie Authors, Amazon Select and Kindle Prime

KDP Select is all the rage right now with indie authors.  I would’ve titled this post Indie Authors and KDP Select but KDP Select is not a searched-for term (remember my post about the importance of keywords?).  So what is … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – The 10 Best Books For Writers

Let’s face it, it takes time for indie authors (or any author or writer) to learn how to write.  Most of us don’t write a great book the first time around.  We have to hone our craft.  In developing as … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – Who IS An Indie Author?

As my followers know, I have a series on this blog called the Indie Author Handbook.  My goal is to share as much as I can about how to write great books, and how to market those great books.  I … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Out Of The Past

This is one of Reed Ferguson’s favorites (with the exception of any Humphrey Bogart movie, of course).  Out Of The Past is a classic 1947 film noir that stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer as the noir hero and femme … Continue reading

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