Author Archives: M J Dees

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife and daughter. He has written two novels, Living with Saci and The Story of James and David Part 1- The Anniversaries, and is currently working on his third.

#42 Preparing the first novel to be published

I’m rapidly approaching my first self-imposed deadline for the completion of my third novel so the first task of the day is to complete my self-imposed word count for that which is a painful process. I only hope that when … Continue reading

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#41 Watching the Eurovision Song Contest.

I’m on track with my daily word count and though I could dedicate my evening to more rewriting of that tricky first novel in order to meet my self imposed deadline of publishing it by the end of July, instead … Continue reading

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#40 More re-writing

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of people to whom I can send my manuscripts and receive useful feedback of the kind that would cost me a lot of money if I hired a structural editor. The feedback … Continue reading

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#39 Develop an addiction to candy crush saga

I have always, generally speaking, avoided video games. The reason for this is that once I start playing I usually can’t stop. During my wife’s recent stay in hospital, she passed quite a lot of the time playing candy crush … Continue reading

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#38 Struggle with Facebook Ads and Mail Chimp lists

I’ve been so convinced by the conversations on the Self Publishing Formula podcasts that I decided to create some experiments of my own. In he first experiment, I boosted one of my Facebook posts by paying R$3 (US$1) So that … Continue reading

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#37 Sitting in a hospital waiting room

No matter how much a look after ourselves, which in my case isn’t very much, we inevitably feel a bit under the weather from time to time. Everyone knows that the GP is the first stop for any illness other … Continue reading

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#36 Finding out all about self-publishing

Like a lot of people, I always considered self-publishing to be tantamount to vanity publishing.  However, the more I learn about self-publishing, the more I realise that many authors are choosing it over the traditional route because it gives them … Continue reading

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