I never planned to write a book about breasts. I can barely say that word out loud. It conjures up so many serious things. Go ahead and google it – you’ll see. Boobs, on the other hand, is a lot more fun. Google that word and you get 919,000,000 hits, mostly porn, in .38 seconds.…

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Master carpenters have a saying: measure twice, cut once. It’s a waste of time, money, and materials when the parts don’t fit. Traditional publishers have an entire system of checks and balances to make sure their books are perfect. But when you self-publish, that burden is on you. So get out the measuring tape. Here are twelve things you…

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Deep into a Skype session with a client in the United Kingdom, she threw up her hands. “Maybe I should just throw out the story and start over. What do you think?” It was a good question. This was the start of a six book series. She and her writing partner needed to be invested…

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According to the dictionary, “memoir” is a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources. Not very helpful, is it? It sounds an awful lot like a documentary, the old fashioned kind composed of a chronologicallist of events. Modern memoir is a drama, a compelling story with a narrative arc. Isn’t that…

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