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June 16, 2020

Life Strategies of Being an Author: Write Yourself Out of a Corner

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These are my own unique tips I have come up with and taught myself over the years for writing:


1. Write yourself out of a corner. You wrote yourself into it. You can write yourself out of it.
2. Outsmart yourself out of it.
3. Think about where you want to go.
4. Take time to get to this conclusion.
5. Mastermind through the situation.
6. Use strategy to overcome it, begin and continue.
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Published on June 16, 2020 00:39

March 27, 2020

Quirky Interview-Dorothy A. Washington by Dove Winters

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Hello, everyone. Hope you all are doing well. Here's a quirky interview done by an author I recently published, Dorothy Ann Washington author of Poetry in Stages. She is a retired teacher of K-12. She has been an indie author for nearly sixteen months. But she has been writing for decades. And has written several articles published in her local newspaper, The Deer Creek Pilot over the years. I will be publishing her next book, which is a children's book by this summer. Give her poetry book a read after checking out her interview. Please support this new indie author. Thanks.

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Published on March 27, 2020 09:16

March 20, 2020

Quirky Interview-Angel M.B. Chadwick-by Dove Winters

Here's my latest interview by Dove Winters. It's a quirky interview. Allows a little insight into my quirky psyche. I have been writing new stories entering writing contests the past two years on Wattpad. My son just turned thirteen yesterday on March 19, 2020. His school is currently closed due to this Corona crisis going on. So homeschool online learning is where we are now. I'm still publishing other authors. And I have been publishing new books on the Wattpad platform. I will be publishing new books on Amazon. I will post more about all of this in future posts.


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Published on March 20, 2020 10:12

July 23, 2019

From Fast Paced Writer to Fast Paced Reader to Slow Burn Writer to Slow Reader

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I used to be just a fast paced reader and action scenes mixed with suspense were a must in my writing. But I've started trying to write slow burn type works and I've become a slow reader because of my busy schedule. I think I'm just in a different space in my life where having some moments that are not so tense and fast moving helps keep the balance. I'm still very much a multi-tasker and I still like action with a bit of suspense with my writing and reading. But I am finding that certain slow burn books I like aspects of reading and writing. In writing I get to gradually evolve the mystery or the suspense and even the action in the storylines. I think the slow build up can open up to other types of plot twists on several avenues. Not to say that fast-paced can't do the same. But I think there's something to be said for taking your time.
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Published on July 23, 2019 10:40

July 1, 2019

My Steampunk Novella Traveling Salesman: Astronomgonist is in the Official Wattpad Readers Awards 2019

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Hi, everyone, my steampunk multi-genre novella Traveling Salesman: Astronomgonist is a semi-finalist in the Official Wattpad Readers Awards (2019) *Deadline on voting is July 13, 2019. So get your votes in now.:

Read the book here on Wattpad:
https://www.wattpad.com/story/1500276...

*Please support this fellow indie author and vote for my book here with
Your name: (first name + last name initial)
Your Wattpad username:
Semifinalist name: (my name/ Wattpad username:
Semifinalist Book Title: (title of my book)
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Thank you for your support.
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Published on July 01, 2019 13:43

June 5, 2019

Blog Interview-Dorothy A. Washington-Indie Author of Poetry In Stages

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1.Tell us a little about yourself and your latest novel or book.

My name is Dorothy Washington. I’m a retired special education teacher. I like gardening, landscaping, helping others, reading to my grandchildren and giving them books to reads. I love to read. I write poetry and children’s stories.

2.What inspired you to be a writer and to get into indie publishing? How long have you been writing? How long have you been published as an indie author?


My special needs students inspired me to write. I saw their struggle and potential. And it encouraged me to follow my dreams as I was encouraging them to follow theirs. I have been writing for twelve years my own quotes, children’s stories and poetry. I wrote for my local newspaper The Deer Creek Pilot several community and community improvement based articles as well as articles promoting other local authors for about a year right before and after my retirement. My first book was published in December 2018.

3.Who are your writing mentors/authors? What genres do you enjoy writing and what genres do you like to read? Are you an avid reader/reviewer of other authors?

Helen Steiner-Rice, Kate McVeigh, Langston Hughes. I like writing children’s stories and poetry. I like to read science fiction, poetry, mystery thrillers, medical, historical and science books. Yes, I’m an avid reader of various authors such as Mary Wilder-Tileston and Dennis Pollock.


4.Have you ever co-wrote or consider collaborating or co-writing with anyone on a writing project?

I have co-written a script about Robert Smalls, an American businessman, publisher and politician born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina who freed himself, his crew and their families during the American Civil War by commandeering a Confederate transport ship in Charleston harbor on May 13, 1862. Yes, I would like to co-write something with Angel M.B. Chadwick who is a successful fellow indie author and my publisher.

5.What are your dreams and aspirations that could drive you forward on this writing and publication journey?

My dream is to be on the bestseller list one day whether it is on Amazon or the New York Times.

6.Do you prefer to do marketing and promotion yourself for your works or would you rather have someone else control that spectrum? What are some of the things you have done to promote and market yourself?


I prefer to have someone else doing the marketing and promotion mostly but coinciding with what I do on the ground floor to promote and market myself. I have sold my paperback books locally at my church and to my neighbors and have made cash sales. I have sold about thirty books this way, since I’m not one for promoting or marketing on social media. I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to selling on that level. I leave that to my publisher.

7.What is your greatest accomplishment as an author?

My first book, Poetry in Stages being published and now I can breathe again and not feel so anxious and worrying about getting it out or if I get it out there. It’s out there.

8.What's the next writing project(s) you're working on?

My children’s books are next on my list to get published.

9.How would you balance creativity with the business side of writing such as coming up with particular concepts and solutions to stand out amongst the crowd in this writing/publishing industry where 'popularity' is key, if your idea wasn't exactly popular/or was unknown to the readers/publishers?

I’m not sure. It’s so much you have to do ads, all sorts of promotions and blogging.


10.Have you ever been traditionally published? Would you consider it? Or feel like a sell out if you took a traditional deal and abandoned indie publishing? Have you ever thought about being a hybrid, part indie, part traditionally published? How would you feel about such an opportunity, if both or either of these things happened?

I won’t say I won’t accept the offer to be traditionally published. But I prefer being an independent author.

11.What other creative talents do you have? Do you draw, sketch, paint, etc.?

I tried drawing for one of my children’s stories. I tried to teach myself how to draw, but I’m not an artist.

12. What advice would you give other aspiring authors?

Don’t quit.

13. Describe yourself in a one-sentence epithet.

If at first you don’t succeed, keep going.

14. Paying it forward. What things do you do in your community/ and other communities to help others?

I give food donations to my church. I give gifts like household items to the locals in my community because I buy so much stuff from thrift stores. I love going to thrift stores. And I don’t want to be a hoarder, so I give some of it to others in the community who might need or appreciate it.

For more on Dorothy A. Washington, please follow here on her Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/Dorothy-Ann-Wa...

Amazon Links to her poetry book, Poetry In Stages. It's only in paperback:

U.S.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/179...

Canada:

https://www.amazon.ca/Poetry-Stages-D...

Australia:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Poetry-Stag...

India:
https://www.amazon.in/Poetry-Stages-D...

Mexico:
https://www.amazon.com.mx/Poetry-Stag...
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Published on June 05, 2019 12:47

April 6, 2019

I'm Not A Romance Author

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I'm not a romance author. Can I write romance? Yes. Will romance be in my books? Yes. Will it be in every book? No. Romance will never be the central theme of any of my works. Is that because I don't like romance or have never had it in my life? I'm not a fan of strictly romance books they don't hold my attention. There has to be more to it than just the romance. And yes, I've had romance in my life, the alpha and the sensitive and brooding type rolled into one in real life and it's definitely not like the Harlequin romances I used to read as a teen. And I never expected it to be because that's fiction. It's fine if other people like romance or write romance but it's never been my cup of tea.

I prefer no romance at all when writing or reading a book or very little of it if any. But if it does have it throughout it can't be the central theme it has to have mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or one of the other punk fiction genres or horror, or some other genre involved as the central theme. And it must have diversity throughout and must be multi-genre. That's the kind of books I write and that's the kind I like to read. I'm a multi-genre author. I mix several genres in my books. And I have eclectic tastes when it comes to reading books and writing them. I'm a thinker's reader, the thinker's author. I like books that make me think especially if they are fiction. Those are the kind that resonate with me and those are the kind I write. If it doesn't leave me thinking then I don't remember it at all.
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Published on April 06, 2019 08:20

March 1, 2019

Upcoming Author Shayla Hyde's Debut Novel, Sunny Eve is Live on Amazon

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Hi, everyone! I'm promoting this young new author Shayla Hyde who has just published her book, "Sunny Eve" on Amazon.

Here is the synopsis:
Evelyn Stanton was born with a sun-shaped birthmark on her neck. When she and her father relocate from small-town Langley, Washington to the vast Portland, Oregon, she finds that there’s something peculiar about her new city. Things aren’t always what they seem. Soon, everything begins to unravel. Evelyn finds out the truth; that vampires exist, and the sun-shaped birthmark on her neck may be the link between the dead and the undead. She never wanted to be anything but a normal girl, and now her life and the lives of those around her may be in danger.


Shayla Hyde's Amazon Author Bio:

Shayla Hyde was born, raised, and still resides in an Alabamian small town where she dreams of alternate realities and puts them on paper. Her passion for writing first began in her elementary school, where she would daydream and concoct short stories in all of her notebooks. Aside from writing, Shayla loves her friends and family, animals, hikes, and spontaneous adventures.


Link to Shayla's bio and book in both paperback and e-book format on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Shayla-Hyde/e/...
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Published on March 01, 2019 14:50

January 29, 2019

Dorothy A. Washington Ad Campaign For Her YA Poetry Book-Poetry In Stages

Dorothy A. Washington (see January 3, 2019 blog post) who I've recently published has an Ad campaign for her book, Poetry In Stages that I have signed her up for.

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Link to the Ad for Dorothy A. Washington's book, Poetry In Stages:
http://pagedropper.spruz.com/members.htm

Link to Dorothy A. Washington's book:
https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Stages-...

Dorothy A. Washington's Amazon Author page:
https://www.amazon.com/Dorothy-Ann-Wa...
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Published on January 29, 2019 14:47

January 3, 2019

I Have Officially Published Another Author

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Hi, everyone. Ten days ago, I mentioned in the December 24, 2018 blog post here that I will be publishing other upcoming authors at the end of the year. That has happened. Just a few days ago, I published Dorothy Washington's poetry book, Poetry In Stages. As of now I haven't added any of my publishing imprints yet. But on the acknowledgements page of her book is where you'll find her stating appreciation for me publishing her first work. I will be publishing her series of children books. And those will be marked under one of my publishing imprints. This is the second author I have published besides myself. And the third book I've published. I publish paperbacks and e-books. Her book is strictly in paperback. There will be no e-book version per her request. Here is the link to her book which is live on Amazon. In other countries such as Canada, Australia, UK, etc. please allow 6-8 weeks in those marketplaces for it to show up. I will post about more on this and other news in a later blog post.

Amazon U.S. Link to Poetry In Stages by Dorothy A. Washington:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/179...

Dorothy A. Washington's Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/Dorothy-Ann-Wa...
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Published on January 03, 2019 18:00