Elimination Diet: Day 20

So. This is what I’ve learned so far from the elimination diet: I have an intolerance to food. All food. Every bit of it, and I haven’t even re-introduced dairy, wheat, gluten, or yeast, yet. Everything from plain quinoa to organic rice cakes to winter squash. Although some symptoms have lessened, most haven’t. None have…

Learning to Live + Yummy Recipe!

Over the past week, I’ve been reading about healthier diets pretty close to nonstop. I’ve been trying new recipes and creating some of my own, so I’d like to share those with my readers. The last few years have been extremely difficult. In summary, as I don’t want to bore you with my life story,…

Duotrope Strategy

As promised, here is another excerpt from my forthcoming second edition of Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author: Getting the Most Out of Duotrope Especially now that it’s no longer free, take some time to get the most out of Duotrope by doing your research and being organized. Although they have their handy…

How Twitter Automation Saved My Career

Okay. That might be a bit of an overstatement, but it caught your attention! To make the most out of this blog and TweetAdder automation, I set up .txt documents with links to all my blog posts, podcasts, book links, reviews, and more, then uploaded those .txt files to TweetAdder to randomly post throughout the…

Book Review: Darker Still – A Novel of Magic Most Foul

Simply splendid. In fact, I’d go as far as to say: Brilliant! That’s what I think of Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul I first started reading Ms. Hieber’s work when my agent introduced me to the author. We hit it off immediately, and have stayed in touch through the years. I adored…

Writer Tip: Tired Plots, or Stories to Avoid

For the past two years, I’ve been utilizing the wonderful service of Duotrope to find markets for my short fiction and to keep track of what I sent where. All my short fiction is published under my pen name, O. M. Grey, and I’ve had a considerable amount published since 2011. While researching one of…

P&MR Second Edition Coming Soon!

Coming very soon, like in March, the new, improved, updated Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author, Second Edition. So much has changed in the past two years since I wrote this book, that it’s high time for an update. In the second edition, MAJOR CHANGES to LSI and CreateSpace as viable publishing options….

Process, Word Count, and Inspiration

Being a writer means you write. A lot. Like, everyday. I’ve been there, staring at a blank page not knowing how to begin, but I also know that the only important thing is to begin. However you begin. It’s at this point, when either I don’t know how to begin or I don’t know how…

Bitten by Books & a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Today I’m over at Bitten by Books, chatting with readers and giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! You can also watch some silly videos from a few years back, much to my embarrassment, and read an excerpt from Power of the Zephyr. Come join us!   You can still read the Top Ten Gift…

Blog Tour: Free Books & Amazon Gift Cards!

Please join me, December 10-December 15th for my 2012 Blog Tour! Readers and fans might’ve noticed that I’ve been more or less MIA over the past year or so due to illness, but this blog tour kicks off an entire new year! I’ve got great things planned for 2013, including a 2nd edition of Publishing…