Freewheels Houston - How Wise Then

Bicycling to a Better Life

You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 23:9) While our politicians are locked in gridlock debating how to treat immigrants and refugees, my hometown of Houston is busy welcoming strangers, immigrants, and refugees. Nearly one in four Houston area residents were born outside the United States. Over 100,000 of these immigrating residents are entrepreneurs who seek a better life for themselves […]

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Mary Hamilton Bible Camp Series

Sell What You Publish – Part Three

In our third and final installment of marketing tips by Author Mary Hamilton she offers sage advice on making the best use of blogs, discusses when to give books away, and ideas for utilizing paid advertising. I hope you’ve found her insights as helpful as I have. I’d love to hear your most creative ideas for how to sell the books you write. Share your ideas at HowWiseThen.com and I’ll share them with other aspiring, […]

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Pendant by Mary Hamilton

Sell What You Publish – Part Two

Last week my writing friend Mary Hamilton introduced us to the need to do our own marketing if we want to actually sell what we write. This week she reviews some of the pros and cons of various methods she’s tested. I met Hamilton at a Houston area critique group. My first book launch event was one she hosted – in a local coffee shop type restaurant. It worked. I bought a copy of her […]

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Publish What You Write – Sell What You Publish – Part One

I learned long ago I’d get further ahead in life if I gave up trying to know everything I need to know and instead focused on knowing the people who already knew what I need to know. Mary Hamilton is one of those people. She writes beautifully. Equally impressive, she manages to sell what she writes in the most gracious, low-key way that has me believing I too can sell what I write. I asked her […]

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organization

Will This Be the Year I Finally Get and Stay Organized?

“You’d lose your head if it weren’t attached.” My father issued that prediction often in my childhood. I do struggle to keep my time, possessions and commitments organized. I could take a leisurely cruise to the Bahamas with the time I’ve spent looking for things over the course of my life. When I am organized I thrive. Sadly, such situations seem to be fleeting moments. I pause to put papers in files and things back […]

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