Author: cdsamuda

Sweeping you away with romance, one heartbeat at a time...

Why I Am Returning to MailChimp after Jumping Ship

Research. That’s the one thing no author should be accused of not doing. I failed miserably when all the frenzy broke out about Mailchimp and how much it would now cost the author. At the time that all hell broke loose over increased fees, I was little over 600 subscribers in my romance list. But…
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How to Make a Jamaican Sandwich

The topic for this article might be a little strange. Usually I share some health tips along with the usual details about my books or books from my author circle. Okay, so I have been a little selfish about sharing my friend’s books. I promise that I will share more of their great deals with…
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About C.D. Samuda Romances

I just wanted to let you know a little bit about my work. Some of you may have read my work before. I consider myself an eclectic author (a nice term for crazy). I have several pen-names but am focusing the next few months on building my C.D. Samuda brand. This is my actual name…
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The Time I Got Rejected By A Boy

I never talk about this. Even now it’s humiliating that my stomach is doing backflips as I tell this little story. It was an ordinary day at school. I remember it clearly. The day was fair, not a cloud in the sky – I think. Okay, I may not remember if there were clouds or not, but that incident I will not forget.

Ghostwriting Secrets: The Crap We See On Amazon Today

As I transition from ghostwriting to being a published author, I realize many things wrong with the self-publishing industry, including the fact that more than 50% of so- called Amazon authors have never written a sentence of fiction.

An Introduction To Copyrights And Plagiarism

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing the different elements of copyrights, plagiarism, and all that intellectual property rights entail. I've been a writer for a long time, but have recently become a published author. Having had to deal with plagiarism for a while, I felt it is necessary to share my experience and knowledge…
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The Nightmare Of Being A Ghostwriter

I blame my depression. Okay, maybe not, but I'm not far off the mark. It was during one of my most devastating moments of depression while talking with my doctor that he asked me, "What is it that you want to wake up doing and what you think about doing each night as you go to sleep?" 

Protected: An Open Letter To My Accuser

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Third Person POV: Three effective ways to switch

Let me just say that I hate reading single POV stories. Not in this day and age. They seem one dimensional to me and, if your other characters have any kind of depth, I would like to get to know them. Getting into a character's mind is different from being told about the character. We…
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Writing Ethics VS Copyright As A Ghostwriter

Recently, a friend from the writing world, more specifically, the ghostwriting world, needed a bit of advice about a piece of work he did for a client. He wasn't sure what to do and neither did I. I decided, rather than give him my perspective only, I'd ask a few other writers what they thought.…
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