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Reworking the Saturday Story Prompt eBooks

I’ve decided it’s long past time to bring some order to the chaos that the Saturday Story Prompt collections have turned into!

What started out as simple yearly collections have slowly morphed into a variety of formats, covers, and lengths– all of which are priced exactly the same. This is a smidge confusing to readers, so it’s time to invite some logic to the party.

By the end of March there will be five kinds of books…

  • $2.99 ‘Yearly’ 265 prompt collections (old prompts, new prompts, plus additional content)
  • $1.99 62 prompt custom themed collections (custom built from old prompts and new prompts)
  • $1.99 31 prompt custom written books (custom written, new prompts)
  • $0.99 62/31 prompt themed collections (old prompts)
  • FREE ‘bad’ prompt collections (old prompts)

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Canva vs Me

Canva and the Art of Design

Canva vs. Me

I may be a passable artist, but I am a horrible, horrible graphic designer. (As anyone who had to suffer through my attempts at designing eBook covers is well aware.)

Thankfully I got extremely lucky and stumbled across Canva which has kindly led me out of the darkness and into the social media acceptable light.

Since they’ve made such a big impact on me, I thought I’d drop them a blog post and share the love in case anyone else hasn’t found them yet! 🙂

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High Tech Craft Fair Magnet Display

The Etsy Relaunch That Wasn’t

Technicolor Business Plans!

I had grand plans (and grand spreadsheets!) about an October relaunch of the Etsy store… that just didn’t happen. Between the craft fair and a bunch of other chaos, I never had the time to sit down and revamp the listings like I wanted to.

And I don’t really have the time this month either, which means I’ll miss out on the winter holiday rush. (Apparently most Etsy stores do a good portion of their sales in this timeframe, but historically I haven’t seen that big a bump. So I’m a little bummed, but not horribly.)

However, it does make me wonder about how I really want to go about the relaunch.

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