Articles to check out

Ice cream, furniture, pizza, customer service, and condiments I hope your September is treating you well! Quick update: On Sept. 19, Patrons on Patreon get access to 3 new Rucksack Universe stories. They’ll be available worldwide Oct. 19, and I’ll be back soon with more about those. Main news… Check out these recent articles of … Read more

Over 500 writing days! February 2019 writing report (plus an update on our busted little yellow car)

By the numbers, during February I wrote 40,040 words, at an average of 1,068 words per day. I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at… Dum-dah-dah-dum… 501 days in a row as of Feb. 28! I cracked the big 5-0-0! February’s scribbling puts me at 82,583 words for 2019—on track for 500,000 words … Read more

50% off sale Rucksack Universe during Read an Ebook Week

I read my first ebooks in 2012, on an app on my iPod Touch. I was immediately taken—especially given the circumstances. My son was a few months old and having a cranky, cranky night. I spent a good hour or two with him in a carrier on my back, while I walked all over a … Read more

January 2019 writing report

By the numbers, during January I wrote 42,543 words, at an average of 1,372 words per day. I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at 473 days in a row as of Jan. 31—in fact, I’m on pace to hit 500 days in a row around the end of February. I’m aiming for … Read more

Business article: How to Use Collaborative Email to Convert Your Pre-Sale Leads

Sales is all about working with leads in a timely manner. But how can you do that with a small team and lots of email? I’m always amazed at the insights I gain from the people I talk with for articles. How to Use Collaborative Email to Convert Your Pre-Sale Leads | Outpost Blog

Business article: Gmail for Your Business Email: Is the Paid Option Worth It?

Starting a business brings so many choices—and costs. Sometimes a new business wants to save money by using a free Gmail address. Here’s why that’s not a great idea… Gmail for Your Business Email: Is the Paid Option Worth It? | Outpost Blog

Business article: Clean Up Your Email: Whip Your Inbox Into Shape in an Hour

Try as a I do to stay on top of email, sometimes I have to block out some time and really dig in—and now, thanks to working on this piece, I can do that much more effectively now: Full story: Clean Up Your Email: Whip Your Inbox Into Shape in an Hour

Business article: Sharing Passwords Hurts Your Business—Do This Instead

Working on this article really brought home to me why you unique logins are really critical: Full story: Sharing Passwords Hurts Your Business—Do This Instead

Business article: Out of Office Email: How to Handle Email When You’re On Vacation

Heading out of the office for the holidays? Here’s what to do before you leave: Full story: Out of Office Email: How to Handle Email When You’re On Vacation