Reasons Print on Demand Works

Part of the delicate balance of publishing used to lie in knowing how many copies of a book needed to printed for a single run. Publishers played an educated guessing game about how many copies would sell, how many were needed for review copies and how many would sit for months in distribution warehouses. The ratio with the highest profit margin usually was the winner in this guessing game. Print on demand publishing at sites like InspiredIntermedia.com has changed the game by removing most of the guesswork. One of its greatest glories has been the flexibility to print only the […]

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What This Blog is for Me and I want For You

As I enjoy the remainder of Summer break with my family, I am found thinking more and more about what this blog is for me and what I meant it to be for others. You see, every year I come up with ideas on how I am going to get my baby back on track {this blog is my baby}, but each year something goes on with the kids that leaves me just writing for therapy and income. While I love having this blog as a therapy outlet, my other blog Moms Vacation Land has become another outlet for me […]

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So YOU Want Exposure?

Dear so and so who wants to spread links to various bloggers over the internet, If you send me an email requesting that I must read this current new article that is live on some site, with a link included, I will not click it! Here is why – I am not giving you free traffic to that website I am not allowing you to get credit for being paid to email me over and over about this link (hence why I will not click it) If you are being paid to email me, then you can either pay me […]

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Honored to Have Written on Three Blogs This Week

I was able to write a blog post for three different blogs this week and really wanted you all to go read them and leave a comment. Let me know what you think of the guest posts I wrote over at the following blogs this past week: Green Mama’s Pad – Marianna – Cooking Scrambled Eggs with a Preschooler Shop with me Mama – The Love of Family and Siblings A Hens Nest – My Neighbors Chickens Hopefully you all enjoy these good reads and while at each of these blogs reading my guest blog post,  be sure to check […]

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Drawing a Blank But I Played with My Webcam

I sit down in my office fingers ready to type and yet my mind is drawing a complete blank. What will I write about? I started reading some magazines recently to give me some writing juice, yet tonight I just can’t seem to find the will to write. I have some funny stories about the kids and such but yet I can’t seem to write. So … I look at pictures and search for something to intrigue me and all I came up with was this … and this … I played with my web cam the other day, silly […]

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Bloggers Block? Can’t Write, Can’t blog? Here’s What I do

Do you suffer from bloggers block? Better known as writers block? It happens to the best of us, and there is a new site that can help you out called Kick in the Blog or you can go ahead and take this tip on what I do when I need a little kick in the rear end to get that bloggers block removed. When I suffer from a lack of ideas on what to write about I start looking through pictures. I take so many pictures and have them saved on my server.  Each family picture or random shot is […]

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Tips for Teaching Writing to Children

Written By: Kathleen Thomas As adults, we think of writers as people who write books or create other written works. However, some adults are extremely uncomfortable when they are asked to write a paper that goes beyond functional writing. Some go out of their way to avoid jobs that require written communication skills. These feelings often originate very early in life—possibly from the time they first began experimenting with letter writing and were told their efforts didn’t mean anything.   Writing and drawing seem to be almost as much a part of natural development as walking and talking. It is […]

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Writing Esssays Drives me Bonkers

I have written before about the fact that writing in essay format drives me bonkers and it really does. I have happened upon many sites that actually help you write essays which is pretty awesome. I know that the format of essays can be really difficult to keep up especially when you are forced to write them for final exams in high school and college. I love to write but my writing skills usually stop when I am forced to place writing into a specific format. I am a flow by my mind and hand kind of gal which means […]

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Looking for Writing Jobs

  Back in the day before I started my virtual assistant business and really dove deep into blogging for personal & money making reasons I started looking on Craigslist for jobs. You would be amazed to hear some of the jobs I actually did and some I didn’t do but found. I was making really good money between part time work I found on Craigslist and direct sales from home. I never went door to door nor handled any sales in person. I strictly worked from home without ever having to pick up a telephone, except for maybe the occasional […]

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The Writer In Me Loves Journals

I am addicted to writing, so is my daughter. I must have so many journals laying around the house and my daughter has like five that I can think of just hanging around in her room where she draws pictures or writes stories, ideas, etc in. I love journal writing for many reasons: A journal allows you to document thoughts for later review. A journal allows you to capture memories. A journal allows bloggers to write ideas when maybe they don’t have immediate access to a computer word document. A journal is a great way to start writing that novel […]

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