Monthly Archives: January 2012

Indie Authors, Google and Search, Plus Your World

I’m not a fan of Google.  I’m probably one of the two or three people in the world who don’t use Google unless I have to :).  But as an author I’ve been swayed by the importance of using Google+ … Continue reading

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A Reed Ferguson Mystery at No Cost To You!

Permit me to digress from my usual posts for a bit of self-promotion :).  As many of you know, I write the Reed Ferguson mystery series.  These great mystery novels are climbing the Amazon charts, and in honor of this, … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – How To Avoid Writing Cliches

I was recently reading some reviews on a book by an indie author and I was struck by how many reviewers said the author was writing clichés.  This was a mystery novel and many pointed out that clichés throughout the … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – They Live by Night

They Live by Night – sounds more like a horror book or movie than film noir.  But this classic film is a great example of the genre. A Note: I have a lot of fellow indie authors that follow this … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2011

Man, this blog has grown!  I started blogging in July of 2011, offering information related to my mystery series, horror books and other writing.  But I didn’t post a lot until the last couple of months when I realized (yes, … Continue reading

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Indie Authors – How To Use Triberr to Grow Your Blog

Indie authors need to leverage all kinds of social media in order to effectively sell their books.  Running a blog has been a great way for me to get the word out about my horror books, mystery series and other … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – The Killers

The Killers – what a great title.  This classic 1946 movie showcases all the characteristics of film noir: the dark and gloomy themes, the low-key black-and-white visual style, with the anti-hero, the femme fatale, and the non-linear storylines. Best of … Continue reading

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Indie Authors and Writing Goals

It’s a new year and that typically means setting writing goals.  As an indie author, it’s a challenge to find the time for everything I have to do.  Setting goals helps me stay on track, but I like to set … Continue reading

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