Drive – the surprising truth about what motivates us

Childhood hopes and dreams

When we start out in life, we have amazing clarity on what we want to be. Perhaps we want to be a nurse, or a vet, or a firefighter. These simple needs or aspirations that we feel as a child can be forgotten as we grow up, and we loose sight of our deepest sense of purpose. Not … Continue reading Drive – the surprising truth about what motivates us

Mind-Reading Computer Writes Words with Brain Waves

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This is a fascinating article about developments in mind-reading computers, and  science fiction is once more on the verge of becoming science fact. Mind-Reading Computer Writes Words with Brain Waves | IFLScience. So, what are our thoughts on this? The beginning of a vibrant new phase in story writing? Or the beginning of the end of … Continue reading Mind-Reading Computer Writes Words with Brain Waves

My Experiments with Facebook Ads

Nice article. I’ve read articles from a few people who have had reasonable success with Facebook ads, one in particular really boosted sales with them. Always good to consider different options for promotion.

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

For the past couple of months, I’ve been using the Ads feature on Facebook in a variety of ways, seeing if using it can help me grow my audience on my blog or Facebook page, or even to increase my book sales. I’m sure many of you have already utilized and come to your own conclusions about these features, but for those who haven’t, I’m presenting my findings in case you decide to try Facebook ads and want some advice or testimony before starting.

And if you don’t know much or at all about this feature, let me tell you about it. The Ads feature of Facebook is a way for people with businesses or Facebook pages to build followings and even sell their products. Setting up an ad campaign is very easy: you write the ad and then once you’ve finished, you can set a target audience based on criteria…

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Social Media – Are you keeping up to date?

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If you are anything like me you have an array of social media. Among them a few favourites, and a few that have fizzled out.  Personally, I love social media, but it can be exhausting trying to keep pace. My personal favourites would be Facebook, twitter and blogs, but I also enjoy reddit for the … Continue reading Social Media – Are you keeping up to date?