Carolee Samuda


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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...

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...

ROMANCE WITH A SIDE OF SPICE


Welcome to my world. Some of you may have read my work before, but her's the skinny on C.D. Samuda's romances. 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...

The Time I Got Rejected By A Boy


Most Humiliating Moment! 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...

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. (more…)

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Difference: Intrigue, Mystery and Confusion


While watching an Asian drama I decided to look at the reviews before continuing. I do this sometimes because; some viewers tend to post spoilers about the show they are watching. This is sometimes helpful for me not to waste my time on a show I would hate. The dramas...