Wealthy Affiliate Negative Reviews – the Good, the Bad, and the Truthfully

Today, I came across a negative review about Wealthy Affiliate. It was bound to happen, wasn’t it? The internet is swarmed with glowing reviews of this affiliate marketing platform, there has to be something that may perhaps not be so great, right? Wealthy Affiliate negative reviews appear just like 1 star reviews on bestselling books. […]

William Shakespeare

What if Shakespeare had his own Website?

There are, of course, hundreds – or perhaps even thousands – of websites about William Shakespeare, his works, his biography, including sales pages. In all honesty, another website for him might be unnecessary, and I will not even attempt to do that. My own websites are enough to keep me busy 😉 But what if […]

What if Shakespeare had his own Website?

Bookwise – Heard of it?

Thrive has just launched an amazing new WordPress Theme. Bookwise. And it looks fantastic! As of 12 October 2022, it’s brand new. Have you heard of it? The first time I checked it out I was blown away by all its features and the website’s layout. For any author who wants a professional website, Bookwise […]


The Path of the Stone is an Amazon Bestseller! – May 2022

I should have written earlier but I’ve had so much going on and even now, two weeks after The Path of the Stone reached #3 on Amazon’s bestseller’s list, it is still in the top 100 of Amazon bestsellers 🙂 True, it’s no longer #3 but it held that position for several days and now […]


Support an Author Friend

Famous, bestselling authors such as J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Stephen King, John Grisham, Dan Brown, and others get a huge support from their fan bases. Of course, they should, they deserve it. They have written spectacular books. I love John Grisham and I also like Stephen King’s earlier work. If we give these people such […]


Affiliate Marketing – Don’t Focus on the Quick Buck – Coaching and Mentoring Come First

Any online guru or platform telling you that you can make money in “less than an hour” or “in one day” always fails to mention the most important things. Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme and the only way you can make money in less than an hour is if after you put in […]


11 Basic Questions about Blogging and Writing

Whether you plan your blog posts or just start typing, whether you’re a writer who plots or has the story flow out of him/her, the first step is to get it written. Nonetheless, hitting the Publish button isn’t enough anymore. Now the hard work only begins. You have to edit, proofread, format, make your work […]

writing stories

Have you ever Loved a Book? – By Thomas Porter, Virginia

Thomas Porter is a true word smith. His writing is honest and raw and I’ve published many of his essays and poems on my other website lilacduville.com. I’m always happy to share his words. You see, Thomas is my prison pen pal. I started writing him in February 2021. In time, friendship grew. We always […]

Domino Deeds

Good Deeds from Students – Domino Deeds in Schools

Following up on my blog post about Domino Deeds and Jim’s amazing initiative of paying it forward, I’m very happy to share the results of my presentation of Jim’s paintings and Domino Deeds in school. If you missed the information, Domino Deeds was started by Jim Fussell who has donated over 10,625 paintings to countless charities […]


The Difference Between Grammarly Free and Premium

Before I started using Grammarly I had often heard about it. Many writers recommended and swore by it. My curiosity was piqued and so I decided to try it out. First I started with the free version – which is pretty complete – and in January I upgraded to the Premium version. So far, I’ve […]

Without the Mirror - by Christine Duts

The Bewitched Mirror Series – an Epic Fantasy

Many years ago I wrote a book, based on a side character in Aurélie, Gates of Immortality. Cecilia is a witch-werewolf who appeared as Aurélie’s nemesis-turned-ally, and I found her so intriguing that I decided to write her story. It became a rather long book, and something about it never sat right with me, until […]