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To Do List...Done! On Vacation...Finally!

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So I managed to cross off all the items I listed in my Massive To Do list in May - my goal was to get them done in time for my beach vacation and I made it!  Woo Hoo!!

Here's the list: 
Revise SCENT OF MAGIC  Done - My editor is excited about the revisions! Pub date: Dec 27, 2012Write a short story for THE BEST LAID PLANS anthology Done. Title: Brand Spanking New. It has returned with editorial comments - revisions are needed.Write a travel article about Australia for b Magazine Done.Write a synopsis for TASTE OF DEATH (bk 3 in the Healer series) Done. (I really like the way this book develops - a new nasty comes into play called the Skeleton King - he's mention in Touch of Power - does anyone remember?).  Comments came back from my agent - revisions are needed.Write a synopsis for another series to be written after Taste Of Death. Done - I only wrote the synopsis for book 1 since I'm a seat of the pants writer and have no idea what book 2 and 3 will be :) Comments came back…

The Power in a Reader's Touch Part 4

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This is the last of Bri's posts. Bri - Thanks so much for providing this informative series of posts on how much power a reader has!

Amazon Tagging
By Bri Clark



Well reader dears I have had a wonderful time sharing my little how tos into the power you hold. If you happen to miss Part I,Part II, or Part III just click the highlighted parts. 

Now for the last part into the power you hold it’s tagging…specifically Amazon tagging. The point of tagging is similar to the thought behind a Google search. You type a specific word or phrase and those items come up.

So say you are on Amazon and you type in “YA Fantasy” or “Young Adult” in the search bar if Maria’s books have been tagged a lot with these phrases then her books will pop up. The same thing goes for her name…”Maria V. Snyder”

On Amazon, each person is allowed up to 15 tag words or phrases. You’ll need to have an Amazon account and be signed in of course.

Here are the tag words and areas for Touch of Power. Notice some of the words tha…

The Power in a Reader's Touch Part 3

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This time the extended delay is my fault (and bloggers - I had it set to post on Wednesday - but it didn't!). Bri sent me parts 3 (this one has PRIZES!) and 4 and so I'll post Part 4 in a couple days.

Review Formatting
By Bri Clark
Oh…wow dear readers it would seem I’m late yet again. [and I made it later - sorry!]  My apologies. However, my excuse is most valid. I’ve recently been inducted into the the Women’s Speaking Association. It’s a truly wonderful accomplishment but in order to capitalize on it I had to do a lot!! But I digress. [Congrats Bri!!!  I hope the Global Women's Summit goes well (or went well - you said June, but not the date :)]

So here is the 3rd installment of the power you amazing readers have. If you missed Part I or Part II well they are highlighted for a reason hun. ;)

Today I’m going to show you the suggested formatting for a review. There is no set in stone too short, too long, or in between for a review. This is just the way I personally have found w…

My Dwindling To Do List!

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Yes!! Progress!!  I'm making progress on my before-I-can-relax-at-the-beach To Do list.  It's all due to everyone's encouragement - I should post my to do lists more often ;>  See below for a status update:

•Revise SCENT OF MAGIC [Have 269 pages done]



•Write a short story for THE BEST LAID PLANS anthology  Done and sent to the editor. And I came up with a title, Brand Spanking New (it's about a new recruit's first mission).

•Write a travel article about Australia for b Magazine  Done.

•Write a synopsis for TASTE OF DEATH (bk 3 in the Healer series)  Done!  (I really like the way this book develops - a new nasty comes into play called the Skeleton King - he's mention in Touch of Power - does anyone remember?).

•Write a synopsis for another series to be written after Taste Of Death.  Done - I only wrote the synopsis for book 1 since I'm a seat of the pants writer and have no idea what book 2 and 3 will be :)  I'm not going to tell you what the synopsis is a…

My HUGE To-Do List

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Thanks for all the encouraging comments about my ability to work my way through my To-Do list!  As you can tell from the title - I've downgraded my status from MASSIVE to HUGE as I managed to accomplish a few bullet points in the last week and a half.  See below!

Revise SCENT OF MAGIC [Have first 100 pages done]Write a short story for THE BEST LAID PLANS anthology  Done! Still need a title, though.Write a travel article about Australia for b Magazine  Done and sent to my editor with pictures for the article.Write a synopsis for TASTE OF DEATH (bk 3 in the Healer series)  [Currently in progress]Write a synopsis for another series to be written after Taste Of DeathPrep for talk for the Valley Forge Romance Writers [Currently in progress]Present to VFRWAttend the Book Expo in NYC in June  Had a great time - signed a book for Dr. Ruth!!Prep for Seton Hill's residency (I'm teaching two classes) and writer's conference (I'm leading one workshop) Here's the link: https…