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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself? Who Am I? My blog is now two years old in its

Posted in Author Platform, Blogging, The Business of Writing

1st Annual Reader Survey

Spring. A time of renewal and new beginnings. Growth and nurturing. Learning and hard work. As this blog approaches it’s first official anniversary on 5 July 2016, I’m of a sentimental state of mind. Thanks to you, my readers, it’s

Posted in Author Platform, Blogging, Commitment, Reader Survey, The Business of Writing, Writing Life

The Writer’s Attention Span: Guest Post by Jean Lee

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. – Francis Bacon One could say the same about writers of either sex who struggle to find

Posted in Author Platform, Author Spotlight, Blogging, Discipline, Passion

Indie Authors: Stronger Together

Last week, I stumbled across this tweet from C.L. Schneider, author of The Crown of Stones series: “Indie doesn’t have to mean alone. Discover the movement. #indiebooksbeseen #StrongerTogether.” It was simple and forthright. It didn’t link to anything else. It

Posted in Author Platform, Blogging, Self-Publishing

The Featured Five – October

Every so often, I think it’s important to feature some of my fellow bloggers in a round-up here on The Adventures. By and large, they are authors, indie writers such as myself. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch

Posted in Author Platform, Blogging, Self-Publishing

Spectacular Settings: The Hills of the Cailech (WEP Entry)

Prologue Thanks to Damyanti Ghosh of the Daily (W)rite for calling me out to participate in the Spectacular Settings Flash Fiction Challenge from Write… Edit… Publish. The hosts of WEP, Denise Covey and Yolanda Renée, provide a wonderfully supportive writing

Posted in Blogging, Setting, Writing craft

Summer? Young Readers? Book Warriors to the Rescue

I have to say, I love reading the Book Wars blog. As a father of two still young girls, with their phones and their iPads and their games and their TV shows, it’s always a challenge to find ways to encourage

Posted in Blogging, Book Review, Writings ramblings and related thoughts

Shout Outs

If you’ve been following my blog, than you know it’s been a while since I last posted. I started out strong, five posts a week for six weeks in a row, but I’ll tell you something: a daily blog is

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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