Platform: Self-Publishing

Platform: Self-Publishing

How to Build a Readership with Blogging and Prepare for Publishing by Debby Gies As writers who choose to self-publish, we must understand that we’ve chosen to be not only writers but publishers, marketers, and promoters of our work because these components are all...
Update on the Rodeo Ride to Get Published

Update on the Rodeo Ride to Get Published

I have this analogy at Carrot Ranch: That the path to publishing a book is like a rodeo ride. My father, his father and his father were all bull-riders. My father gave it up after high school. I really wanted to ride bulls, coming from a family that did so. I rode...
Cemetery Day: Boulder City Cemetery

Cemetery Day: Boulder City Cemetery

Half way up the narrow strip of road that winds in and out of carved gullies, I realize what determination miners have. Already we’ve forged access into a deep draw in the Cabinet Mountains of northern Idaho, following tens of thousands of years behind the wake...
August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

Dusk dims visibility along the three-mile stretch between Samuel’s and home. I’m watching a rising blue moon over the Cabinets to the east, feeling satisfied from a Friday night fish, chips and clams dinner at the gas station. Best food and fuel around....
Update on the Rodeo Ride to Get Published

Recalculating

The first time I ever rode in a car that had a Garmin GPS, I laughed at the voice prompt when when we missed a turn. It patiently stated, “Recalculating.” As a writer riding the rodeo circuit to get published, my recalculations are not always because of...

Decoding the Writer’s Platform: Why

While working on the next post in this series, a client shared with me their logic model for a re-brand. Because they are a large organization, re-branding is a huge undertaking. It’s more of a refresh to update their look and clarify their internal and external...