These ten blog posts and eight pix were tops on Cozybookbasics in 2017. A total of 1577 readers from 67 countries clicked for 2454 views. Fifty-five years ago an expert freelancer advised me ‘how-to’ stories were popular and he sure was right!

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#2 How Not to Sell Books at the Market.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0-3qp I interviewed the writer/humorist Greg Clark (Birdseye Centre) when I was a high school student. He said, “The only person a writer can make fun of is himself.”

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#1 How to Build  a Canoe the Aboriginal Way.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0-GZ My husband Tom sold this story to Mechanics Illustrated in 1970 but they did not publish it. Its time has come. It is particularly popular in Canada, US, Russia, Poland, Belarus and other former SSRs.

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#4 Michele and I paired up for the launch of her first book. She was the army brat and I was the preacher’s kid. We sold our books at $20 each or $30 for the two. Both of us felt we did better by being part of a duo. https://wp.me/p2dNT0-40R

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#10 How to Sell Books in the Digital/Paper Change. Tom and I took the pictures of each other. A faithful photographer is a must for a writer. https://wp.me/p2dNT0-3u4

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#6 How I Wrote a Letter and Got a Wall.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0-40e My blog roams far and wide but always come back to roost on the core themes of writing and love. In this guest post, Tom celebrates the 50th anniversary of an important achievement in his engineering career.

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#5 How I Sold Books at the Market.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0 The weather started out bad on my birthday. Still, I bet myself I could sell enough books to treat my grandchildren to a picnic and play under the stars on the banks of the Rideau that night.

 

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#9 Civilized, Simple Thanksgiving Suggestion for Gun Debate.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0-3KB My father was a gunner in WWI but the only weapon of mass destruction we had in our house was a fly swatter.

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#3 How We Fell in Love, Built a Canoe and Got a House.  https://wp.me/p2dNT0-Ge Someone in the world is at this moment building a canoe according to Tom’s design. It brings a dream of freedom to life.

I thought a picture was necessary for every post but that’s not so. Two of them made it to the top ten without one. They are #7 “My Brazen Attempts to Write a Classic” https://wp.me/p2dNT0-3Vi and #8 “Reading Classic Books Will Teach Your Children the Sky’s the Limit” https://wp.me/p2dNT0-Mw. My Home page, a scroll-down archive, scored 543 views.

Happy Reading & Writing from Cozybookbasics!

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