The Turndog Tales: 23/06/2013 – 28/06/2013





It’s been rather a while but I’m back to some sort of normality, which means I’m reading and Tweeting Great Blog Posts each morning, which means I have enough material to offer The Turndog Tales: the week’s best news from my Twitter Feed.

I hope this set of posts inspires you like it has me. Here’s to a top Friday and a great end to the week.


Promoting Others Is Far Easier

This article from Catherine McKenzie is one I totally relate to. My background is in marketing, therefore promoting my work should be easy, right? Nope! Promoting others is always cleaner on the soul.

Authors should help other authors, and whether it’s the big helping the small, the small offering a hand to the also small, or vice versa, helping thy author is a good way to go. We’re all in this together after all.

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Alternative Methods To Sharing Your Story

I love finding new ways to share stories, and Omar Kattan has come up with three I hadn’t heard of.

These look like great tools to share your most precious source – your unique story. I love how the choice is grand and that there are many people dedicating their lives to helping others share their one true tale.

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Self Publishing Is Helpful For All

With so many traditionally published authors belittling the self publishing process, it’s great to hear an old-school writer offer a fresh perspective. All I can say is well done Laura Resnick.

Self Publishing isn’t taking over the traditional process, but it offers another route, not just for those beginners like myself, but to those who have several books wasting away in yesteryear. I love this insight from Laura.

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We All Fail

Leo Babauta is a clued up man. This is a subject close to my heart, and as soon as I read it I knew I must share it with everyone today.

We fail. We all fail. Leo fails. It doesn’t mean we’re bad people or failures. It just means we have to find ways to pick ourselves up, do ourselves proud, and move forward step-by-step.

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Promote Your Book, Baby

Shannon from Duolit knows a thing or two about Book Promotion. This little article offers a lovely list of do’s and dont’s.

Still a great deal of work to do after reading a post like this, but it’s a good place to start 🙂

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The ‘Bloody Hell, Really’ Post

This makes me rather sick, not only for the fact that this ‘writer’ has plagiarized several other’s works, but because they’ve made thousands of dollars doing so.

This book has been in the Top 100 and been out for nearly a year. That’s a decent amount of cash, all for a copy & paste job. Like I say, I feel rather sick!

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And that is that. Have a most wonderful and inspired weekend, and please consider reading my own posts from this week. It would be great if you shared a Tweet or two, and please, let me know what you think 🙂

Top weekend to you,



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