Escapism

- by Pati Nagle

Times are hard.  People are out of work.  A worldwide financial crisis is scaring the pants off of a lot of us.  How can we possibly fix that?  We feel helpless, so we look for escape.  A novel about some other world, where imaginary people have even worse problems, but somehow manage to get through […]

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The “P” Word

- by Pati Nagle

I’m about to open a can of worms.  I’m going to bring up the “p” word. Promotion. With a new book coming out next week, I’ve been thinking about promotion a lot.  Heck, I’ll admit it—I’ve been spending a lot of time on it.  No more than I enjoy, however.  That’s the key. The self-promotion […]

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Five Above-the-fold Shoulds for your Author Website

- by Pati Nagle

This is all in the “my humble opinion” department, hence “shoulds” instead of “musts.”  I’ve been designing websites for over ten years now, and I’ve developed specific criteria for an effective author site.   Readers expect certain things from us, and when they’re looking at the site of an author they haven’t tried, there are several […]

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Unresolved

- by Pati Nagle

The custom of making New Year’s resolutions has never appealed to me.  In my past experience, it has started out as an expression of hope, but ended up as a set-up for failure and the resulting loss of self-esteem. Health clubs and diet subscription plans no doubt count on January as one of their best […]

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