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DJ Larkin
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On Getting Reviews
As an Indie Author, reviews are the lifeblood of my writing existence.  Reviews and word of mouth are two of the most powerful ways to get your story across to more people.  Think about it, when you look at a book on Amazon that you've never seen before, yo...
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Beta Readers - Why They Are Important
I'd like to discuss beta readers today.  Before I started writing, I had no idea what a beta reader was.  Coming from the I.T. field, I'm certainly cognizant of the beta tester term.  In IT a beta tester would be used for testing a program to make sure all ...
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Status Update for 4/9/2014
It's been awhile since I've been able to post anything here, and for that I apologize.  I've been working hard on finishing book 2 while at the same time preparing book 1 for release as a paper book.  Monday, I received the proof of Vacant Hearts.  My heart...
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My Experience with a Facebook Takeover
Okay, I'll admit it.  I've never really gotten into Facebook before I became an author.  I never really had a reason to.  Now that I do, I still don't "get" it.  But last week, my PR Director (my wife) thought it would be a good idea to sign up to do a Face...
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Vacant Hearts Status Update
From time to time, I'd like to show you how my book is doing now that it's been released.  The whole purpose of this blog is to show you what a typical first time writer goes through.  It's been 10 days since my first book was published.  In that time frame...
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How Do You Write?
How do you write?  Do you have a desk in an office where you can close the door and not be disturbed?  Or do you write in a completely different way?  There is no correct answer other than you should be writing. I write in one of several ways.  My primary v...
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I Published My First Book! - Now What?
So on March 10, I self-published my first book .  There was the initial thrill of pressing the "publish" button, then the agonizing wait as it went through the vetting and reviewing process, then the final exhilaration of seeing my book for sale on Amazon. ...
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On Publishing - Or How to Make Newbie Mistakes
Today is the day that I released my first book to the public.  It was a trying weekend, trying to get the formatting down and making sure to find as many errors and typos as possible.  This leads me to today's post about my publishing experience. I chose to...
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Excerpt from Vacant Hearts for my Facebook Audience - Caution Contains Adult Content.
     “You know, a shower can be the ultimate sensual experience if
done right.  How’d you like me to show
you?”      My eyes light up in anticipation.  “You can show me anything,” I say
huskily.  Right now I’m feeling hot and
wet and it isn't because of the...
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Making the Important Decisions - Update
In the course of writing a book, I've come across many important decisions that need to be made.  Which places do I publish it?  Do I look for an agent or an editor? There are a ton of choices that I must make before I finally publish.  Over the months that...
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