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Everyone Struggles but Gratitude Can Help

This year, more than others in recent memory, has been plagued with struggles of unique and troublesome sorts for our nation and community. In the midst of this, giving up might seem expedient but I suggest giving thanks instead. It’s been awhile since my year of gratitude (that was 2016), but those #366DaysofGratitude taught me …

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Under Construction: Building an Audience

Welcome to Sharon Hughson, author under construction! This is the year. In 2019, I’m going to build an audience of readers. According to marketing gurus, an author needs one thousand dedicated readers to have a successful book launch. And I’m launching (at least) four new books in 2019. Thanks to a few free and paid …

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Ten Things to Know about Being an Author – Part Two

People want to know what it’s like to be an author. What it takes. How do I stay on track. It’s neither science nor magic, but it does take work. On Monday, I listed five things to know about being an author. In case you missed that post (or you don’t remember), I’ll recap them. …

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Why I’m Glad I’m Not a Kid: Part Two

Both of them have their phones in hand, fingers gyrating madly, half-smiles on their lips. My old fingers aren’t so coordinated, and here lies another reason I’m glad not to be a kid these days. Technology is great. I love it. Obviously, you’re reading this via the Internet on my website as a blog post. …

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A Year of Gratitude

In 2016, I focused on building an attitude of gratitude. And I really wanted to do it every single day. So I created my own hashtag on Twitter and started bombarding my social media followers with a new meme every day. Remember? #365DaysofGratitude You probably already saw them all, but I thought I’d share the …

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Road to Self- Published – Promoting your Release Date

This whole “promoting” thing just isn’t my thing. It feels like tooting my own horn. Or going door-to-door with a case of encyclopedias. Sure, I mentioned every stage of writing this book on my Facebook page. I posted about my release date on social media forums, but it felt superficial. How do you promote your …

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