SHIRLEY DAVIES-OWENS

SHIRLEY'S SENTIENT SCRIBBLINGS

Marketing

January 28, 2017

Tags: Harder work than writing; reviews so important; which way to go? Public opinion

Marketing is a word that instills fear into the hearts of most writers who, like me, are on their own in their quest for recognition, for sales, for actual recouping of their investment.

Most of us would much rather be writing than racking our brains about give-aways, advertising, public speaking. But unless (more…)

I'm so Tired of Reading Negative News

January 26, 2017

Tags: Negative news, meditation, positive thoughts bring positive results

It's so exhausting these days, reading about what's going on in the world. Negativity saps energy, never mind strength. Negativity interferes with creativity.

For me, it's time to step back, reflect, meditate and think about events in my own immediate world. How can I influence things for the good, and in so doing be (more…)

TODAY'S THE DAY--MY FIRST BLOG

January 20, 2017

Tags: INTIMIDATING, WHAT TO SAY, HOW NOT TO BORE, SUGGESTIONS.

So, here goes. Dithering about won't get me anywhere, will it?

For me, writing a blog is as daunting a proposition as coming up with a synopsis or a biography ... even a short story. My bailiwick is the novel where words--when my muse is alive and well--run free and are not confined by the (more…)

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