Getting it Right: Characteristics and Traits of your Supporting Cast

generations-462134_960_720For the first time in history, we are experiencing at least four generations laboring side-by-side in the workplace. In fact, six living generations exist representing six distinct groups. Collective experiences in life — wars, financial collapse, tech bubbles, nation building — have formed collective characteristics of like-minded people within each of these groupings. There’s a little variance in the classification of these generations but it looks like this: Continue reading “Getting it Right: Characteristics and Traits of your Supporting Cast”

Five Traits of the Indie Author

Five Traits of the Indie AuthorIndie authors and self-publishing in its current state have been around for a while. In fact, the first eBooks surfaced in 1998 and of course, with the advent of the Kindle in 2007, the market exploded. The feud between traditional publishing continues to wage, both on our turf and off. With all the hoopla, indie writers have quietly developed a skill set essential for success in writing and just about any other business. Without these traits, chances of making it as an Indie Author are slim. These are not textbook examples or the result of a Quinnipiac Poll, but my observations since diving into the world of self-publishing in 2010. Here are my top five traits found in Indie Authors. Continue reading “Five Traits of the Indie Author”