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Jan 28

2016

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How to Create a MOBI File with an NCX TOC on the Mac for Amazon KDP

Here is the process that I used to create an NCX compatible version of my e-book to upload to Amazon KDP. I figured it out after being told multiple times by Amazon that my books needed a working NCX Table of Contents (TOC). The solution I outline in this post is for Mac users using MS Word as the final ap before publishing to Amazon KDP. Read more →

Jan 17

2015

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How to Plot Your Book or Novel So That You Actually Finish It-Part 3: Endings

This is the third installment in my How to Plot Your Book So That You Actually Finish It series. This post talks about how to plot endings.  Read more →

Aug 24

2014

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How to Plot Your Book or Novel So That You Actually Finish It – Part 2: Weaving the Middle

*******Spoiler Alert for The Applicant*******

If you haven’t read it, please go download it here. Now read it before continuing on. It is completely free and a quick read. Read more →

Jul 27

2014

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How to Plot Your Book or Novel So That You Actually Finish It – Part 1: Ideas

I am not a famous author. You may never have heard of me or any of my books. But this series of posts isn’t about becoming a successful author.  Read more →

May 06

2014

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Under Vegas Extras

Writing Whittier wasn’t exactly easy, but the setting was already done and waiting for me in the real world. If you’ve ever been to Whittier, Alaska, you know what I mean. Check out the Whittier page on this site if you want to read more about it, but suffice to say, the strange little Alaskan town was a hard act to follow. Read more →

Jan 22

2014

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The Scoop on The Conservation of Magic

If you want to read the official copy associated with this book, go to Amazon and see what people are saying about “The Conservation of Magic!”

But here in this post, I want give you some insight that you won’t find in the little blurb on Amazon. Read more →

Dec 15

2013

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Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords Compared!

I am about seven months (updated in May 2014) into having published five of my six Read more →

Nov 21

2013

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Behind the Scenes of the Whittier Novella

Whittier started as a silly conversation Read more →

Jun 28

2013

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Better Use Beta Readers

I heard back from my two awesome beta readers this week about The Gate. They both presented several solid edits and pointed out different parts of the story that needed tweaking. Read more →