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Funny, Tender, Thought-Provoking Quotes about Mothers and Motherhood

“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.” - Marguerite Duras “There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” - Stephen King “My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” - Buddy Hackett “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s [...]

By |2020-02-18T09:05:07-05:00February 14th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Why Should We Pray for Others?

Recently I was ranting to a friend about someone who annoys me. I explained that I can’t remove this person from my life; I just need to learn how to manage my frustration. My friend said, “You need to pray for this person.” What? I don’t even like this person. But I knew immediately my [...]

By |2020-02-18T08:53:13-05:00February 12th, 2020|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

5 Key Tips for Getting More Book Reviews

Book reviews are an essential element of any book marketing plan. This guest post by Desiree Villena provides some great tips for getting those reviews. Whether you’ve written a brilliant new novel, a life-changing self-help book, or an innovative volume of business advice, you’ll need a plan for getting it into people’s hands. And regardless [...]

By |2020-02-03T09:04:07-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Guest, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Self-publishing|0 Comments

Mistakes Can Doom a Book

It’s an exciting time to be a self-published author, but mistakes can doom your book. One of the most common mistakes self-publishers make is sloppy proofreading. Errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage, and so on are one of the primary reasons for negative book reviews and returns. A good proofreader will catch and correct [...]

By |2020-01-26T17:28:02-05:00January 26th, 2020|Jacquelyn Lynn, Self-publishing, Videos|0 Comments

Self-Publishing Predictions for the 2020s

When I had the privilege of speaking to the Space Coast Writers' Guild about mistakes self-publishers make, I shared some predictions about what would change for self-publishers in the 2020s. One of the most important trends we’ve been seeing and that will only get stronger is that authors are becoming increasingly empowered. Traditional publishers no [...]

By |2020-01-27T07:12:46-05:00January 25th, 2020|Jacquelyn Lynn, Self-publishing, Videos|0 Comments

Book Review: Above the Fold

Above the Fold Rachel Scott McDaniel Smitten Historical Romance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) I don’t usually review romance fiction on our site, but when I was offered the opportunity to review a story about a young woman trying to make it in the newspaper business in the early 1900s, I couldn’t resist. Above the [...]

Don’t Give Back – Give

When kind, generous, service-minded people do charitable work, they often say that they want to “give back.” And I think: Why not simply give? To me, “giving back” means returning something. It means I have something that was loaned or given to me and I’m giving it back. But most of the organizations I support [...]

By |2020-02-08T08:12:37-05:00January 9th, 2020|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

How Long Should Your Book Be?

One of the most common questions prospective clients and aspiring authors ask me is, “How long should my book be?” It’s an important question with a simple answer: It depends. Your book needs to be long enough to accomplish its purpose. For some books, that could be as few as 5,000 words; for others, it [...]

By |2020-01-01T15:13:58-05:00January 5th, 2020|Communications, Jacquelyn Lynn, Self-publishing|0 Comments

Book Review: Priceless

Priceless: A Devotional Cookbook Based on Proverbs 31 Vickie Burns Redemption Press Devotions, reflections, a prayer journal, menu plan and recipes—all carefully crafted and blended to help the reader move closer to becoming a Proverbs 31 woman. Blending a devotional with a cookbook is a charming and challenging idea, and Vickie Burns does it well. [...]