Fifty Shades of Kanye

I’m not much for watching award shows; however, I do get some insight as to what happens on them through the media. Collections of reads are the basis for my comments. Everyone has been talking about Kanye West’s behavior toward Beck. Several artists, such as John Legend, thought Kanye’s walk on stage was funny when Beck won for Album of the Year. In fact, he said, “When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that’s what I meant.” Yet, I don’t, nor do many others find anything funny about an artist taking away another artist’s …

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Scrib Away

A few years back, I joined a site called Scribophile as a free member. This site allows writers of all types of genres to post their works for critiques. How it works is that in order for you to get feedback, you must give feedback for karma points. Once you accumulate five karma points, you can post something you want critiqued. The concept is great because in order for anyone to get feedback, they must give it, therefore, everything posted on there will receive at least three critiques. I’m writing about Scribophile because I think it’s important for a writer …

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Baer Baked Granola

Today, I’m talking about something near and dear to my heart—food. Thank goodness I married a man who enjoys food as much as I do, and he eats everything I cook. Even though I enjoy food, I also know that eating healthy is an essential part of life, especially as I get older. When I was living single in the States, I cooked for myself but nothing special. I made chicken with carrots, celery, and potatoes in a crockpot, or a meal of salmon, sweet potatoes, and peas. Now living in Germany, I take the time to find new recipes. …

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Why Limit Myself?

When I prepared to publish my first book, I hadn’t a clue as to how to publish let alone the different outlets. From reading articles and blogs, I soon realized that Createspace, Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and LuLu were the way to go. Aside from Smashwords, I published through Createspace, Kindle, Barnes & Noble (Nook) and LuLu. Now I’m not very good at promoting myself. AT ALL. I don’t like asking people for reviews or exchange reviews, promoting on blogs, social media, or researching the top reviewers on Amazon in my genre. I’m lazy to do any kind of promotional research, …

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