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Diane Krause replied to Michelle Bengtson's discussion Advice needed regarding editors and agents in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Michelle,  I sent you my lengthy response via email, but I'm posting here for Kent's benefit.....since he's watching with a lot of interest. :)  I reached out to two people for their take on your situation, and any advice…"
Jul 16
Diane Krause replied to Michelle Bengtson's discussion Advice needed regarding editors and agents in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Michelle,  I agree with Erin -- what an enviable position you're in! And like Erin said, the other thing an agent does is represent you in the contract process. However, you do pay a price for that, since the agent will typically get their…"
Jul 15
Diane Krause replied to Rob Orr's discussion What stands out to you? in the group My Website Workshop
"Actually, yes.  The main focus (although a rather weak one) of my site is writing, editing and publishing. However, I've always had a strong interest in human behavior and personalities, and through the years have worked with a personality…"
Jul 7
Diane Krause commented on Rob Orr's group My Website Workshop
"Rob -- I hadn't even heard of the book, but it looks VERY interesting. I just bought it for my Kindle. :) Now I'm going to go read your post.  And, nice new picture! You look very thoughtful. :) "
Jul 7
Diane Krause commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Cara -- If this is your first time setting up a blog and you don't want to tackle it yourself, check out fellow 48Days member Rob Orr's www.wplaunch.net. Rob heads up the My Website Workshop and has just launched these great new starter…"
Jul 5
Diane Krause replied to Alan Jackson's discussion Halftime 2014 in the group Six Month Jump
"Here's a line from my soon to be released book - Busy Is The New Stupid. "The closer you follow the same ineffective set of cookie-cutter rules as everyone else, the less likely you are to get worthwhile results from your…"
Jul 3
Diane Krause replied to Debbi King's discussion Marketing a Self Published Book in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Hi Debbi,  I recommend you getting a copy of Joanna Penn's book HOW TO MARKET A BOOK. You can find the book on Amazon, and can learn more about Joanna at her site, www.thecreativepenn.com. Joanna is having good success with her…"
Jul 2
Diane Krause added a discussion to the group DIY e-Publishing

Inexpensive Website Solution from 48Days Friend Rob Orr

Hello Writers,Rob Orr is a fellow 48Days member and group leader of the My Website Workshop group. Some of you may know Rob, but for those of you who don't, I want to be sure you know about a great new product he's just launched. It's called WPLaunch, and is a fantastic solution for getting a WordPress site up and running -- at a very reasonable price. Here's a copy of Rob's announcement on his own My Website Workshop Group:Greetings all - I'm very excited to introduce something I've had in the…See More
Jul 2

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Got an announcement/invite because I'm a subscriber to the 48Days newsletter.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am a freelance writer and editor. I do some contract writing work for a web design company, and in early 2012, signed on as an editor with Sterling & Stone, a new digital publishing company.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My goal is to be fully self-employed and continuing to earn an income working with words.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Write and publish a novel. Get a master's degree.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I'm a planner, a thinker, an idea person and highly conceptual. I lead by example rather than delegate or lead from the front. I tend to be a quick learner and self-starter, and am a loyal team member. I have good administrative and organizational skills and am a good "people person" even though I'm more of an introvert than extrovert. I'm also a pretty decent cook.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
More than one website?
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I offer Birkman Method personality assessments, which is my assessment of choice. I like it because it goes beyond all other popular assessments by not only measuring typical, observable behavior, but needs and stress behavior as well.

Diane Krause's Blog

Slim Down Your Writing Part 2: Avoiding Expletives

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 7:37am 0 Comments

In an earlier post, Slim Down Your Writing, I discussed three easy ways to slim down and tighten up your writing: use fewer words, use the active voice, and control your use of adjectives and adverbs.

Today's post is Part 2 of slimming down and tightening up, and covers expletives. You're likely familiar with the more common definition of…


Getting to the Core

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 11:34am 0 Comments

A number of years ago, when hubby and I were dating and I was still a poor college student, he valiantly volunteered to make repairs to my car, which had a dead heater core. (If you’ve ever replaced a heater core, you may be chuckling at this point.) It’s a good thing he was smitten with me, because by the time he reached the heater core, his conclusion was that when the car was manufactured, the heater core was mounted into the empty frame, and the rest of the vehicle built around…


Blessed, No Matter What

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 7:21am 1 Comment

Today is my birthday -- not necessarily an exciting event, because I've now reached the ripe old age of 49 -- so, the celebratory aspect of today is not the point of my post here.


My day began about an hour ago, and now that lunches are made, hubby and the teenager are off to work and school, dogs and cats are fed, laundry is going, and the dishwasher is unloaded, I've sat down at my computer to finish my cup of coffee. I opened up my e-mail to find a beautiful assortment of…


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At 1:17pm on July 30, 2013, Carl Oviedo said…

Thank you for your warm welcome and greeting! Looking forward to growing and learning along with everyone else.

Blessings neighbor.

- Carl
At 2:43pm on June 3, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane,

Pei and I are on-fire excited about the release of my latest book, Finding your Voice and would love to have you join us in the festivities. 

Dan and Joanne Miller were kind enough to let us have the book release party at their place in Franklin.
Ashley and I recently booked the date and I wanted to get the invite out as quickly as possible so you could make plans to attend. Here's the scoop.
- Joel
The go-to guy for clarity, confidence, and direction. ™
At 6:51am on April 23, 2013, Ann Musico said…

Thank you Diane - I hope you have a blessed rest of your week as well - I am looking forward to preparing to celebrate my son Matt's 26th birthday this weekend - he and his fiance will be visiting for the weekend - so that's my main focus this week!

At 5:16am on April 23, 2013, Ann Musico said…

Diane - I had to touch base with you after last night's call - I found it pretty interesting that you mentioned several times that you were not as far along as I am - I saw your post to Rob describing where you are and where you plan to go and I thought - wow she has it so together!  I honestly went into the call feeling a little intimidated by all of you!!  Funny how we perceive ourselves in relation to others isn't it?  I look forward to getting to know you better and definitely learning from you!

At 9:02am on March 26, 2013, Caroline Gavin said…

Diane, it is so nice to connect with you too!! I look forward to our journey in the Mastermind group...and beyond! Many blessings to you and yours! 

At 3:58pm on March 23, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane, 

Always good to hear from you and thank you for sharing. 

Just curious, what are some of the "should-dos" that keep finding their way back into your thinking and quiet times? 


At 2:20pm on February 24, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane,

Good to hear from you. Thank you for getting back.

So please fill me in. What are you learning or discovering about yourself? 

Erin and I are incredibly excited about the release of Finding your Voice and our publishing arrangement with Sound Wisdom. We are scheduled to release on Nov 5. 

By the way, here is a link to my other Finding your Voice community. For some people it works out better since you're able to post from you phone. It's a Google community which means no long lines, no time-consuming forms to fill out, one click and you are there. Take a peek when you get a chance. 


At 7:25am on February 23, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane, 

Hope you're having a super day. 

It looks like you've been pretty active in the community. 


Here are some of the authors and experts we've had on our show. Hopefully you can find some more guidance here. 

At 8:44pm on January 25, 2013, Danny Mullen said…

Hi Diane!  Thanks for adding me.

At 8:40am on January 24, 2013, Leo J. Lampinen said…
Howdy neighbor! Thanks for the add!

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