Concussion Is Brain Injury Crowdfund Over: The Writing Begins

Concussion Is Brain Injury Crowdfund Over: The Writing Begins

Extending my crowdfund campaign seemed like a good idea. Maybe people who’d been thinking about it would use the extra time to make that pledge, to say with their hard-earned income that they believed in and supported updating Concussion Is Brain Injury through PubLaunch. My campaign certainly received more retweets, likes, and shares! People threw their […]

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Good News! Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Extended!!

Good News! Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Extended!!

I am thankful for the support, retweets, Facebook comments, and emails I’ve received in the last few weeks. I’m thankful that so many want to see Concussion Is Brain Injury updated. That’s why my hybrid publisher Iguana Books and I have extended the date of my crowdfunding campaign to April 10th: to give people a […]

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My First Talk on Writing After Brain Injury

For years, I’d overheard conversations about CHIRS at BIST meetings but didn’t exactly know what it was, other than it seemed to be a place where people with brain injury hung out. When CCAC discharged me – for arbitrary time reasons not because I no longer needed community care – on the contrary I needed […]

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Midway Through the Crowdfunding Campaign, and It’s Getting Hairy!

Midway Through the Crowdfunding Campaign, and It’s Getting Hairy!

I want to publicly thank the many people who have encouraged and supported me in my efforts to update Concussion Is Brain Injury. Your kind words have lifted me up and kept me going. However, I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock and need your help to climb over it. Today’s publishing world is moving […]

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Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding is so risky. You’re seeing if anyone is interested in reading your book before you even put it out, or in the case of my biography/memoir Concussion Is Brain Injury, if anyone is interested in reading an update. Many indie authors are excited about crowdfunding, but I always was wary. I’ve taken risks with […]

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Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

I’m jumping up and down yet figuratively biting my nails. Today, I’m taking a step I didn’t think I ever would. Today, I’m trying crowdfunding! Oh boy. It’s a big risk because you’re asking people to put their cash towards launching your books out of your computer and into print, to take what only you […]

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Pre-Launch Countdown to Updating Concussion Is Brain Injury

Pre-Launch Countdown to Updating Concussion Is Brain Injury

I know, I know, I said I would update Concussion Is Brain Injury regularly, and it’s been three years. Eek! But a brain in flux plus a publishing system in flux equals I’m updating it now. Or hope to! As regular readers may recall, I wrote Concussion Is Brain Injury in 2012 to inspire people, to […]

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PTSD, Getting Real, and the Fakery of Being Positive

PTSD, Getting Real, and the Fakery of Being Positive

Your smile and laugh have changed, my brain biofeedback trainer told me today. They’re real, she said. It’s true, I’m not faking emotions nearly as much or using my intellect to boost them to normal levels like I used to have to. She’s known me since 2005, and I’ve gradually been able to laugh more […]

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Hockey Canada’s Ban on Peewee Bodychecking a First Step

Hockey Canada has banned bodychecking at the peewee level, and Don Cherry is outraged. “You’re gonna be sorry. You watch and see, you will be sorry.” (Don Cherry, Coach’s Corner, 25 May 2013) According to the CBC story on The Huffington Post Canada, Cherry concedes that Hockey Canada has good intentions, but as he notes, […]

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