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Is it Essential for a Writer to have a Mentor? (5/16/2017)

Not necessarily… If you don’t have a mentor, it is not the end of the world. These days, you can substitute not having a one-on-one mentor with a number of resources. My personal favorite is podcasts. The following are my favorite podcasts: • Self-Publishing Podcast • The Smarter Artists • Story Shop • The Author Hangout • The Author Biz …

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MY 10-FAVORITE TOOLS FOR WRITING (5/10/2017)

One of my readers recently asked me what my favorite tools for writing are, so I thought I would put it into a Top-10 list and share it with you on this blog. Without further ado they are as follows: 1) Scrivener This is a no-brainer. Scrivener is the best writing software out there (if there is one better, I …

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TO DICTATE OR NOT TO DICTATE… IS THAT THE QUESTION? (5/8/2017)

For all you writers out there looking to increase your daily word count, have you given dictation much thought? It seems to be all the rage right now and for good reason. From what I have gathered, those who are doing it (and doing so with success) are reaching production levels of 5k to 6k words per hour. That’s incredible. …

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When James Patterson Speaks… You listen. (5/3/2017)

For all of you creative types out there, I thought I would give you a quick recommendation. Over the past couple of weeks I have attended the online courses put together by MasterClass and taught by James Patterson.  I’m sure you probably are familiar with the course I’m referring to (but if you aren’t, take a moment to look at the course HERE).  It …

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The Cover Reveal for “Deadly Tides”

I thought I would give you an update on a project I’m working on right now called “Deadly Tides”.  So here it goes…   I’m currently hard at work on the first novel of the “Hardy Wild Mystery” series (I have posted a copy of the cover for your viewing pleasure).The outline is coming along nicely and has given me …

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Reality Check Fridays (12/23)

THE WEEK Planning for Next Year “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy This section is going to be brief this week. Needless to say, I spent a good portion of the week scheduling and planning 2017 (from the standpoint of the year, quarters, and all the way down to most weeks). In …

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High Octane Fiction Wednesday: A Nightmare for Christmas

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” When the holiday season rolls around once again, Robert Wilson learns the hard way that the verse is more then a song… It’s a warning for all naughty boys and girls. There is someone that …

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Not Another New Year’s Resolution…

THE WEEK Happy New Year!!! Not only was this last week a complete blur, but I feel like the entire month of December was as well. Many of the goals that I had for the month had to be put on hold for the Holidays and pushed forward to 2016. This isn’t out of the ordinary for me.  As irritating …

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Merry Christmas!

Hi Folks –  I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy the Holiday Season and make sure to check back in January for my 2016 Goals and Expectations. Next year should be a wild ride. Jason P.S. If you haven’t already received my free gift, please go HERE to get your free copy …

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Turkey Hangover (November Update)

THE WEEK Turkey Hangover Can you believe it? Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now December has arrived. No snow yet (which isn’t really expected in Seattle), but I have already lost my power on two separate occasions (due to high winds).  Hopefully that isn’t a bad omen of things to come this winter. Personally, I’m still recovering from my …