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Author: Lisa Norman

You’ve Been Hacked! Or Have You?

by Lisa Norman

a hacker with a ? for a face

Let’s face it: the internet is full of killer robots out to make your life as difficult as possible. Scammers and crooks are constantly looking for ways to trick you into giving them money. And let’s not even talk about the nation-state-level hackers.… Read the post

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The Magic of World Anvil

by Lisa Norman

World Anvil - Light up the forge!

In my last post, I talked about digital readers, a group of readers who like to interact with stories in new and creative ways. Many of these readers are young, but not all. People of all ages are discovering the fun of interacting with stories and the passion is contagious.… Read the post

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The Invisible Reader You Don't Want to Ignore

by Lisa Norman

mysterious young woman with a book

I recently attended the 2021 Publishing Year in Review: Opportunities & Continuing Trends, an online publishing seminar put on by Ingram Content Group. The entire presentation was encouraging and fascinating.

One moment caught my attention during the presentation by Pete McCarthy, the Director of Consumer Insights from Ingram Book Company.… Read the post

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5 Tips for Social Media Detox

by Lisa Norman

It seems like whenever I talk to folks about social media, someone brings up how toxic the environment is these days.

They're not wrong.

But there is a cure!

Take control of your social media platforms

I took a cooking class on how to use a knife.… Read the post

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Writing Mojo: Are You Languishing or Flourishing?

by Lisa Norman

sad woman holding a book

The most-read New York Times article in 2021 was, "There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing."

According to the article, languishing is the state between depression and flourishing. While more people have been struggling with languishing since the pandemic, I've watched authors struggle with it for years.… Read the post

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