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Transferring Files From Neo 2 Into Scrivener

  I’ve been using the NEO 2 Alphasmart word processor lately to write without distractions from the Internet or checking emails etc. I was worried that a stripped down basic word processor like the NEO 2 wouldn’t work well with my iMac computer and the Scrivener writing software that I use to write my books, […]

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Interview with Indie Bestsellers Jack and Jasinda Wilder hosted a live interview with indie best selling author Jasinda Wilder. I had no idea the best selling books were written by a husband and wife team! Their journey to the NY Times Best Selling list is incredible and motivational. Here is the piece CBS news did on their story: Send to Kindle

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Up Fitness Bracelet from Jambone

Tracking the Written Words & Steps Taken

Setting up daily words written goal is important to move forward in completing your novel and it also gets you in the habit writing every day. My goal is 2,000 words. I don’t make it every day, but it helps having that goal. It’s also important to setup similar goals for your health. As writers […]

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I’m in Print… Things are Going to Start Happening to me Now

I received my proof copy for the paperback version of my book, The Asset, from CreateSpace yesterday. I must admit, I was” Navin R. Johnson” excited. As a self published author, my book marketing efforts are geared towards the eBook version of my book, but it’s so simple to add a paperback version with CreateSpace […]

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The Asset | CIA Thriller by Alan Petersen

The Asset Now Available on Amazon

I’m happy to announce that my first fiction book, The Asset, is now available as a Kindle eBook in Amazon’s Kindle Market Place: It’s exciting to see my book finally available for sale! The paperback version should be ready in the next week or two. I’ve just uploaded my book files to Amazon’s CreateSpace. I recorded the […]

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Publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing


  It’s been a long journey, from when I first stared at a blank page and I started to tap away on Scrivener, to this day. I’ve finally uploaded The Asset for publishing to the Amazon Kindle Store. It can take up to 12 hours, so a little more waiting. 🙂 Send to Kindle

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My Next Big Thing

I was asked about “My Next Big Thing” by April Taylor. It’s a cool Internet meme that is going around. Authors agree to answer a few questions about their WIP (work in progress) and they pass on the question to other authors. So here are my answers and at the end, I pass the torch […]

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Progress Report

Met My Writing Goal!

I’m very excited to announce that I just hit my word count goal for my second book! When I started writing my second book, I set a goal of 80,000 written words. I’ve blogged about setting writing goals before. It’s a goal to keep me motivated, but it’s not a target that must be met. […]

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Manuscript Editing for Fiction

I Hate the Editing Part

I’ve been working on the edited manuscript for my WIP (work in progress) and I really hate this part of writing. I’m at the stage where the manuscript has come back from my editor and it’s chalk-full of suggestions, questions, and fixes. Although the changes are made and tracked by my editor on a Word […]

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10 Steps To Become A Better Writer

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