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Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's a treasure hunt for writers

All toons are from my Facebook page

cj Sez: Have you ever been on a treasure hunt?  I was once and had a lot of fun. So, today, I want to send you, dear readers, on a treasure hunt. Follow the urls and you’ll find insights into how to help a fellow author, how to build your author brand, and then a special note that might require a tissue.

These writers have said what I could not have said as well.

10 Ways to Help an Author:

I keep harping on helping fellow authors, and it really doesn’t take much to do that. It’s a Golden Rule thing: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

Christopher Schmitz recently listed 10 ways to help an author. He addresses the post to family and friends of indie authors, but  his 10 ways apply to all …read them here:  

Building your brand

Jamie Gold gives advice on how to keep your sanity while building your author brand here:

Jamie references a post by Jennie Henson on the Writers in the Storm blog. Jennie starts off with “Simply put, your brand is the picture that pops into people’s mind when they hear your name. Your author brand is how your fans identify you.” Read more here:

You might need to break out the tissues when you read this journalist’s piece on the fairy tale that all children need and deserve:

Okay, that’s it for this post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.


PS:  A reader correctly pointed out that the blurb for my short story Bad Day at Round Rock in THE POSSE as being “torn from the pages of West Texas history” is not exactly correct. Being a native-born Texan, I know that. The city of Round Rock is in south-central Texas. Because Sam Bass was one of the state’s most famous outlaws, and his reputation spread throughout Texas, I thought "West Texas history" sounded more exciting than “South-Central Texas history.” (The anthology is available on Amazon for 99 cents. buy it here: )


  1. I've been editing a book on terrorist and often wonder if the FBI will show up one day due to my browsing history. Thanks for the references.

    1. I actually had some FBI sites deleted from Google after I looked at them for a while. Guess I wasn't the only one looking at them. Thanks for stopping by.


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