Notes on Kindle Unlimited for Authors

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One of the most common questions I get asked when discussing my books is, “What is the Kindle Unlimited program?” When I answer those questions and mention the word “subscription,” most people will snap their fingers as the light bulb of recognition goes off in their head. They’ve seen the advertisement, they tell me, but never clicked on it. Not surprising, really. I know I skip over subscription services all the time. Then again, I’ve also signed up for a few as well. And the very fact that there are so many different types of subscription services out there speaks to their success.  It seems that everything from razors to underwear and all points in between can be covered by a subscription to a blog, a retailer, or a lifestyle consultation site. Continue reading

A Picture’s Worth… #WritingTips

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“A picture’s worth a thousand words.”

“Seeing is believing.”

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

As these adages and countless others go to show, people are very visual beings. Our language, culture, and knowledge of the world around us are shaped by the information we gather with our eyes more than any other sense.  The visual cortex in the brain is one of the most active areas and it is constantly processing and analyzing incoming information, applying the signals received from our eyes, and informing the rest of the brain how to respond based on that incoming information.  The power of sight is so overwhelming that we call our personal philosophy and understanding of ourselves and our place in humanity and the universe our “world view,” tying even our basic interpretation of life itself to the power and language of sight. Continue reading