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Write Part of My Memoir in November (WPOMMIN) Challenge, Day 1

Write Part of My Memoir in November (WPOMMIN) Challenge, Day 1

Call it Write Part of My Memoir in November or Post-Kickstarter Kick Myself in the Butt Month. Or use a silly acronym. Just read it, okay?

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Contest: Help Me Write a Funny Sex Scene for My Memoir

Contest: Help Me Write a Funny Sex Scene for My Memoir

Those of you who know about my successful Kickstarter campaign know I’m a big fan of crowdfunding. Now I’ve decided to try something new: crowdwriting. Some Background I’ve been going over the chapters I wrote of Getting Naked for Money in preparation for sending as much of the book as I’ve completed to an editor.  A few people […]

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My Muse Madeleine: How My Dog Helped Me Crowdfund My Memoir

My Muse Madeleine: How My Dog Helped Me Crowdfund My Memoir

Every dog needs a job. If you’re an author, considering getting yours to help with a crowdfunding campaign.

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Writing, Red-Pencilling & Online Dating: Sex and the Single Editor

Writing, Red-Pencilling & Online Dating: Sex and the Single Editor

Since I completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, I’ve been on another mission: I want to take the stigma out of self publishing. Even more ambitious than doing a Kickstarter, eh? I realize I can’t single-handedly change negative perceptions of books that lie outside the traditional publishing realm. I can, however, try to make my book a worthy ambassador from the […]

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Life After Kickstarter, 1: Your Book Had Better Not Suck

Life After Kickstarter, 1: Your Book Had Better Not Suck

During this post-Kickstarter limbo period, I reflect on the benefits beyond the financial ones of my campaign, on living up to my contributors’ expectations, and more.

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Woo-hoo!

Woo-hoo!

Hoorah! Celebrate! Yay! Wowza! We did it!

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I’ve Looked at Copy from Both Sides Now: Straddling the Editorial Desk

I’ve Looked at Copy from Both Sides Now: Straddling the Editorial Desk

Think travel writing is glamorous — and lucrative? This excerpt from Getting Naked for Money will change your mind.

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What Caitlyn Jenner & My Kickstarter Have in Common

What Caitlyn Jenner & My Kickstarter Have in Common

I was quick to rush to judgment on Caitlyn Jenner, especially on the age inappropriateness of her pose. Maybe I should look in the mirror.

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Dispatches from the Final Week of My Kickstarter Campaign

Dispatches from the Final Week of My Kickstarter Campaign

Lessons learned from a Kickstarter campaign include forgoing pride, being persistent, and moving on when something doesn’t work. And being shameless.

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The Cactus Bowl Commences! New Kickstarter Mini-Contest

The Cactus Bowl Commences! New Kickstarter Mini-Contest

With 9 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, I’m upping the ante, and putting loyalty to my adopted home on the line. If enough new contributors vote for Team Phoenix-Scottsdale vs Team Tucson, I will tweet allegiance to another city!

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Kickstarter Challenge: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Cupcakes

Kickstarter Challenge: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Cupcakes

Keeping it real: this strategy to focus attention on the campaign uses social media in the old fashioned sense, a direct connection between friends

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Lydia Davis Is In My Kickstarter Video

Lydia Davis Is In My Kickstarter Video

One of the most unlikely people to turn up in a Kickstarter video — or a deli — Lydia Davis has nevertheless been in both with me.

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