Techy Talk 2022:  Upgrading to iPad Air 5th Gen

Back in April of 2019 I wrote a blog post in my tech series about productivity helpers. In the article, I lamented briefly about not being able to get the 2018 iPad Pro. At the time, I was looking for something to take with me to make writing at work...

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Jun 12, 2022
Canva:  Why You Need It

I will admit, I used to not love Canva. I just didn’t see the need to pay for something per month when I already had a whole host of graphic resources. In fact, I tried Canva and found the program rather buggy. However, somewhere around 2020 I gave C...

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Jun 06, 2022
Square: Actual Tools You Can Use Anywhere

When I was growing up cash was king…and I guess in some instances cash still is…but most people you encounter these days live and die by plastic cards. Unlike cash or checks, you need a middle-man to crack open the shell and scoop out the gooey-goodn...

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May 10, 2022
Creatives:  Look Like A Million Bucks For Less Than $200

Professionalism. Legitimacy. Looking Good On Paper. That’s how you convince people you aren’t some weirdo in a shed scamming email addresses. The truth of the matter is people judge books by covers all the time. And if you are an author or other smol...

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Mar 12, 2022
From Concept to Finished Work

I’ve been playing around with showing some of my processes from “concept” to “creation”. Here are some pictures from my last work. From poorly sketched paper and pencil idea to finished work. Also, I started making a few TikTok videos. I made one for...

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Feb 24, 2022
Perks of Draft2Digital:  #1-Formatting Is Free!

Back when I first started publishing books almost twenty years ago there was a real lack of resources available to me. Unlike now, you couldn’t throw a proverbial rock and hit a service provider. There wasn’t anyone mass mailing you trying to sell yo...

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Feb 22, 2022
Breaking News: Select Books Now Available In Audio

I’ve been asked many times why I don’t have my books in some kind of audio format. I’ve read many articles about how “audio” books make the most money. Personally, I can’t stand audio books. I just can’t get into the story and most of the time I fall...

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Feb 21, 2022
Calling All Kentucky Writers: A New Conference Arrives

I am SUPER excited to discuss an upcoming event in Central Kentucky. Why? Because the event is a brand new conference for writers, authors, and wanna-bes of all levels. If you’ve been itching to attend a live workshop where you can dive into short st...

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Feb 07, 2022
Dragons Within:  A Trilogy of Adventure

Dragons Within Anthologies by Balance of Seven When I was working on gearing up for promoting “Guarding Her Own” the book was called “Winter Dragons” in our communications because we didn’t know the title of the book yet. We just knew the book was re...

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Dec 27, 2021
Celebrating 12 Years of Learning

January 16, 2010. That’s the date I made my first purchase in the DAZ store. I got V4 and a butt-ton of other items for free. I had a tiny little Eee-machine computer I did most of my renders on at first. I had no clue what I was doing, but by golly...

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Dec 09, 2021