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SHHHHH…..

 I truly believe that sometimes in order to receive the answers to the question you must first listen. I know, sounds a little cliché but the fact of the matter is, this is a very true statement. I have been actively publishing books for authors beside myself for approximately 10 years. Crystal Spirit Publishing, Inc.…

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4th Quarter, 1st Down

If you are a fan of football then this means something to you. It means that in the last quarter of the game, the first play of the series lead to your team gaining 10 yards and another shot at trying to get to the end zone. We are all looking for the touchdown right?…

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Writer

Being a person that loves to read and then being someone that loves to write nothing warms my heart more than meeting young authors that have a passion for reading and writing as well.  This summer I was blessed to meet the most amazing young lady.  Her name is Lama and she is a teen. …

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In Retrospect towards the Future…

Yes, once again the title makes you take a scooby-doo double take (%huh) LOL.  I love it.  Being a publisher, one of the things that I have to be mindful of is yearly maintenance of the printing companies.  Once a year, most printing companies shut down for approximately two weeks to maintenance their equipment.  This…

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To BE or not to BE…

How present are you in your writing?  Sounds like an odd question but if you think about it, it really isn’t.  It is not uncommon for writers to place pieces of themselves into their work.  We tend to show up in some of the characters, situations, names, places and even fabricated plots.  The majority of the time it is…

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A Proper Thank You

I am always amazed at the many ways businesses and organizations choose to say thank you and show their appreciation for their customers, clients and supporters.  Yes, a mere thank you is always in order but is that enough?  You also have those that feel showing appreciation by giving you a percentage off or the ability to…

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Is It Time for a Facelift?

When was the last time you gave your company a lift? You know? Changed something; added some spice; became more alluring? Sounds funny? Well, according to Hightower & Rowe, 73% of the small business owners or entrepreneurs will do everything in their power to maintain and keep pace with corporations except change the ambiance of…

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The Write Stuff…Choosing a Publisher

Writing, if you are like me can be a full time job.  Your works whether it is a book of poetry, a novel, memoirs or a biography took time and a lot of crafting.  Think about it, when you started writing your work, you went through every little detail.  You carefully crafted the verbiage, you developed the look,…

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Start Making a Scene…You’re Embarrassing Yourself

The old cliché: STOP making a scene…, you’re embarrassing yourself.  Well, I am asking you to do the exact opposite.  I want you to start making a scene. Why?  Because scene development in books are important. Reading a book without the proper scene development is like reading the writings of a 1st grader in crayon, it…

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What’s in a Name? Naming Your Characters

How much of a thought and process goes into naming the characters of your work?  Let me guess, it sounds good so why not go with it?  Right?  Well, you will be happy to know that there is no absolute right way to develop a name for your character.  Matter of fact, it may be interesting for you to…