by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Ufta! Oh, my. The winds are blowing around Bedford Manor. It’s times like these I’m glad the FabFurFour are indoor cats. And just as the wind is blowing outside, the winds of change are sweeping on the inside.

First things first: Y’all may have noticed a few subtle changes lately. Yup. I done and did it. I streamlined my social media from @RealMojo68 to @MollyJoRealy. I figure it’s my name, it’s a good name (thanks, folks!), so why not use it? Also, I know you know, but it kinda helps people to find me easier online.

Second, I’m starting a new newsletter.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Author, Etc.: a newsletter about writing. And other things in life.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Author, Etc.: a newsletter about writing. And other things in life.

Author, Etc.

As y’all know, writing isn’t just writing. We’re media specialists, marketers, editors, flame-throwers… whatever it takes to get the book noticed. Am I right? But we’re so much more than that. We’re creative people, parents/children/spouses/individuals. And we don’t associate with just writers. We watch movies, talk over coffee, love on our pets, clean our homes. A diamond isn’t a diamond because it’s flat. No! It has many amazing, beautiful, eye-catching facets. And so do writers. And chefs. And bus drivers. And people who breathe. This newsletter strives to bring a writer’s creativity into all aspects of our lives. Including how to create a newsletter and gather readers.

By the way, did I mention there will be a free download when you first subscribe to Author, Etc.? Still working on the perks, but you won’t want to miss this. I. Promise!

And of course, let’s not forget the Firsts in Fiction podcast we all know and love.

Then there’s the blog itself. And I know some topics are better than others.

So here’s the thing. It would help me out so much (and by so much, I mean SOSOSOSO MUCH!) if you would complete this ten question survey for me. You may have (should have) received it under separate email. But if you’re just looking at the blog without being a subscriber, click away! Your input matters, too!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE MY TEN-QUESTION SURVEY.

If you have shared Frankly, My Dear . . . in the past, please consider sharing it now so I can receive the right feedback to enable me to write more of what you want.

With a happy hug and wind-blown hair,
Thank you.
~Molly Jo

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

Frankly, My Dear . . . That One Time I Created a Survey for my Readers (that means you!)

Frankly, My Dear . . . That One Time I Created a Survey for my Readers (that means you!)

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