Here are the top 100 brands.

7 03 2014

Here are the top 100 brands. Take a look at the colors, fonts and logo’s they use and what does this say to you? what do you feel about them? Which are your favourite?


I’m back

5 03 2014
Short Fiction Imagination

Enter the Portal and discover the answer


Haven’t been on this blog for awhile and for that I am sorry. I am back. I found a great article for marketing that talks about not only the conscious but the unconscious affect your brand and marketing have on your client base. Go to and client on the blog to read the article and discuss this.

marketing my ebook

14 04 2013
Short Fiction Imagination

Enter the Portal and discover the answer

Here is the update and I tell you, I can use all the help I can get. I published my third ebook on Amazon. It is targeted to seniors and baby boomers ’55+ Make Money and Enjoy Retirement’. I have created my URL, and have put free guides on it plus many articles and a great blog. And then I started marketing my ebook. Wow, some works but most methods don’t and sprinkle me with luck. I generally don’t have it but I have been told this is about effort more than luck so I have some hope. I am blogging on my site about my marketing efforts as well as writing an ebook and getting some terrific comments back. Check it out and get your free guides.

advertising and marketing ebooks

1 04 2013
Courtesy of

Courtesy of

I am on a journey to find out how to effectively market my ebooks. Now there is the question of the century. Let me explain. I have read no less then ten books on this subject and untold articles. They all have great ideas, at least some, to follow and all claim the success of the journey. So I am starting out taking some advice and seeing the effects. So here is the start to what I am doing. Follow along on my journey and tell me your comments on things I should try. Remember, there is only so many hours in a day.\

1. Finding other blogs of interest and commenting frequently. (has produced some feedback)

2. Looked at some blog:dofollow sites and added them to my commenting frequently

3. Created two blogs on and am linking them back to my website

4. Created a website called

5.Put up a business page on face book.

6.submitted on several submit url for free sites.

7. Starting writing for a science magazine/content mill to get my bio out.

8. Starting linking to other articles/Youtube video’s I like and putting them up on my webpage.

9. Writing, almost finished, with a article for my Call-to-action free giveaway.

10. I signed up for several sites to ping my website.

11. Today is my business facebook page update

12. Tomorrow is my Twitter page update

Please add what has worked for you.

publishing on Amazon

24 03 2013

I know its been awhile but I am back. I have spent time learning wordpress, developing a new website, and writing eBooks. What a whirl wind ride I’ve had. I now can go back to some group blogs I have missed to revisit. What ones do you particularly like to visit? What writers blogs do you like?

Write Short Fiction


I woke today realizing ……..

2 02 2012

I woke today realizing that I need to start writing, been buried in other things as is often the case. So here are my 5 things that I must do to keep on track with my writing and you can do that too.
1. Learn to say no.
Many things take our time all wanting attention. Pick the one, hopefully writing, and say no to the rest. I know it is hard, so practice saying it with me “no”.
2. Set a place where you can write.
Make this place yours where you can post notes, leave papers and file articles. It doesn’t have to be a large space, it can be in your bedroom, a study, even the garage, but make it yours.
3. Set a time.
This goes along with learning to say no. Your time is the hardest thing to control but once you get in the habit of a specific time for your writing, it will come easier.
4. Keep a Journal
When you think of something that can affect your writing like a new idea or topic and you are out and about, write it in a small journal. It can be online, paper or whatever is the easiest for you, just do it.
5. Never stop reading
Carry a book, load one on your iphone or kindle but there is a lot of free time while you are waiting for things: groceries, doctor appointments and in-line. Never stop learning and reading. Pick a book that teaches you something or a genre you want to emulate.

The holidays were busy

2 01 2012
Fiction Stacks

Image by chelmsfordpubliclibrary via Flickr

It is January 2 already and I have been busy. Haven’t posted in a month and I am soooooo sorry for this. I promise to be better with new fiction and writings on my blog. Have all kinds of things coming up. So stay tuned. As I mentioned before, I am writing for a science ezine and this is my recent post . Take a look and let me know what you think. I also write for Suite 101 on effective advertising. if you are interested in small business.