Category Archives: Writing

Comments to a reader on Kristen Lamb’s new blog post

One of my readers, Cindy, who is also a new friend, sent me an email about Kristen Lamb’s recent post (titled “Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors” ) this morning, and asked if I agree with what she had to say. Here’s … Continue reading

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Lead-in to a New Year

I do hope everyone have a Merry Christmas, and I pray we will all have a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. “Hog Valley”, which has been in production for the last three months (longer, I think, but who keeps … Continue reading

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Suwannee, Florida, Riding and a free Promo

Several months ago I received a very complimentary email from a new reader. He’d downloaded a free copy of my first novel, “The Big Bend” through one of the promotional email services and enjoyed it so much he purchased the … Continue reading

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Riding and Writing

And mucking out stalls, feeding critters rain or shine, and riding. Several months ago, the woman who owns the property where I am living, mentioned to me that the two Arabians she owns had not been ridden in several years … Continue reading

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The audio Book version of “The Big Bend” is now available

After three months of work, the audio book version of “The Big Bend” is now up for sale on Audible.com (www.audible.com). It is over eleven hours of listening and priced at $24.95 ($17.46 for members). The link to the book … Continue reading

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Book Promotion and Marketing, Part the Second, and the next Terry Rankin novel is in the works

The time I have spent recently (the last six months of my life, actually) in marketing and promoting the Kindle versions of my novels has resulted in greater reader awareness, and that always results in an increase in sales (provided … Continue reading

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On Marketing and Promoting Your Work

I am a member of a few writers groups and follow a few writers’ blogs, and have been for the last several years. One of the more serious questions facing writers (new, old or middle-aged, experienced or beginner, it makes … Continue reading

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