How to use visual inspiration to tell a story

I’ve made electronic visual boards, but now I’m thinking maybe I need to take it a step further by bringing my board from the computer to my wall.

Oprah often talks of using a Vision Board to reach your life goals.

So how about using a Vision Board for the book you’re writing? A board for your Muse?  A board for your character?

Find pictures from magazines, newspapers, paint color samples, images from Google or Pinterest. Use a cork board, poster board, whiteboard, or chalkboard. Or just tape pictures and notes on the wall above your desk. It can be simple or busy. No rules here.

I love the tips in this article by Jill Hedgecock.

Writing Tips: Using Visual Inspiration For Your Stories

Who knows a vision board may be just what you need to push on to the end.

Vision Boards for Authors

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How to protect your intellectual property

YIKES!

I’m gonna need to set aside a day to hunt down these crooks.

Felony or Flattery? #Copyright Infringement and Content Scraping

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for great information on how to protect our blogs and books.

I don’t know about you, but this was a big surprise to me. I knew there were a couple of sites that pirated books, but no idea this many. Or, that blogs were being “scraped.”

Let me know what you think.

Did you search for your blog and/or books? Find anything?

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How to make a book trailer

You don’t need a fancy program either.

Sometimes we forget about the good ole, tried and true programs to achieve a new and dazzling effect.

PowerPoint and Microsoft programs

PowerPoint to the rescue!

D. Wallace Peach has posted a step-by-step process by which you can make a professional book trailer. Click on her link and see how easy it can be to make a trailer for your book.

MAKE A BOOK TRAILER WITH POWERPOINT

Give it a shot and then share with us your end product. Would love to see what you come up with.

Not sure about using PowerPoint? Check out these Top Tips and Tricks.

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Received a threatening letter from KDP? No need to panic

What to do, other than hyperventilating, when one of these threatening emails from KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) pops in your email.

Seems there is always something. Am I right?

Holy Crap!
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Okay, settle down. Don’t freak out. Walmart is not going to put writers out of business. Not yet anyway. So what do you do if this happens?

First and foremost, make sure the retail price of your books is the same everywhere.

That’s about all you can do. Because Walmart will be Walmart and we have little say in the matter, should they choose to discount your book. And Amazon is, well Amazon.

However, read the following article which gives you more information about what’s going on and fingers crossed we never see any of these mean letters from Amazon.

Click on the image/article below and read more about KDP pricing.

WALMART DISCOUNT PRICING SPARKS THREATENING LETTERS FROM KDP

Walmart Discount Pricing Sparks Threatening Letters from KDP

Have you received one of these nuisance letters? Do share what happened.

 

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