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Have You Been Fooled by These Most Misunderstood Words in English?


Enjoy this infographic from Grammar Net. Then confess in the Comments which of these commonly misunderstood words have fooled you.

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Here’s A Chance to Be in My Next Book

The rough draft of the 2nd edition of my book “Color Your Life Happy: Create the Success, Abundance and Inner Joy”  is due to be finished by January 18th .  I’ve thought of a cool way for you to be involved (actually I lifted this idea almost unchanged from Jeff Goins who is writing a new book).

What’s Involved?

This new edition of “Color Your Life Happy”  will keep an update of content that my readers enjoyed, but also feature a new chapter.  I invite you to read through the first edition, make suggestions for changes or things you would like to see included in the 2nd edition. You may even share a relevant story of how you overcame adversity to create happiness in your own life. Your story could make its way into the book.

How to Participate

If you choose to participate I’ll send you the full manuscript of the first edition as a Word document. Please use Microsoft Word. Track changes will be turned on, so just type your comments into the document and return it to me. If you would rather, however, you could list your suggestions in a separate document, indicating the relevant page and paragraph of the book.

If you are willing to read the first edition and give meaningful comment,  send me an email and I will send the document to you right away.

When you return the document with your comments (even if you don’t share a story,) your name will appear in the book’s acknowledgements when it’s published.

Sound like fun?

I thought so. Here’s the catch…

I need this by January 18th (sooner if possible). I know that’s not a lot of time, but if the chance to be included in my book excites you, then jump on it. 

Can I count you in?


P.S. Want to tell a friend about this chance to be in my next book? Forward the link to this post or share the following message on your favorite social network:

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Top Ten Publishing Blog Posts in 2012


toptenEach year we engage in reflection, review and resolution.

Following an idea from Denise Wakeman, I’ve created a Top Ten list of the most popular posts from my blog during 2012.

I’ve created it using List.ly so you can  can vote on your favorites, comment, share and embed the list on your own blog, if you wish.


Then, if  you haven’t already done so, join me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

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Top Ten Blog Posts on Publishing in 2012

Popular blog posts on writing, marketing and publishing books.

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How Much Do You Want to Meet Ellen DeGeneres? | Color Your Life Published

How much do your want that goal of yours? Maybe it's to lose those unwanted pounds, or complete a degree, or travel to that one place in th[..]

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7 Great Gift Ideas for Writers and Bookworms | Color Your Life Published

Are you looking for a great gift for a writer, bookworm or booklover? Here are some fun, functional and unique gift ideas for [..]

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Self-Published Authors Must Act Like APEs | Color Your Life Published

Blog post at Color Your Life Published : Recently I had the pleasure of being a beta reader for APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn [..]

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Jokes About Writing | Color Your Life Published

Writers, It’s time to laugh at ourselves.

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Looking for a Damn Great Book Topic to Write About? | Color Your Life Published

There is much advice about selecting topics for your book. Some advise consulting which keywords are being searched or the best sellers on[..]

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Celebrate Black Poetry Day | Color Your Life Published

Today we celebrate Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American to publ[..]

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How to Get Where You Want to Go and So Much Further | Color Your Life Published

When I'm working with aspiring authors I often draw upon my own experience and that of others to make a point or stress a concept. For those[..]

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How to Sell Your Writing: Get It Out in the Open | Color Your Life Published

Your book is published.You are stroking that beautiful cover and admiring your clever title.Or maybe you've written a compelli[..]

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10 New Rules of Publishing | Color Your Life Published
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Choosing Your Book Title: Are You Keeping Your Promise? | Color Your Life Published

A recent ad from a local store featured a party cooler for sale. Although the cooler was pictured filled with ice and canned soda, printed i[..]