Mark Cameron, Author & Blogger

Ponderings and ramblings from an author, entrepreneur and homeschool dad on Canada's west coast...

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  • 17 Weddings

    Milestones and Baby Steps

    It’s been so long since my last post that I should probably call this a cobwebsite. Okay, that was terrible. But seriously … for the past nine months, my blog has been…

  • Spirit of Canada concert

    Well, That was Lovely!

    Well, that was lovely. With those four simple words, John Mann summed up an incomparable evening and an amazing career. On a damp Sunday night in November, in a Vancouver ballroom teeming…

  • Under Construction Blueprint

    My Own Blueprint for Success …

    I’ve always considered myself an entrepreneur. But lately I’ve been questioning what that means … and why it matters. A quick Google search produces many similar-but-subtly-different definitions of the word “entrepreneur”, such as:…

  • Sir Winston Churchill High School

    A Sense of Common Ground

    I attended my 30-year high school memory test on Saturday. I wasn’t sure what drew me to it, but I’m sure glad I went. I expected my first reunion to provide some…

  • John Lennon Honesty Quote

    The Reader is Always Right

    I’m starting to hear back from my second round of “beta readers” for 17 Weddings — people who have volunteered to read an unedited manuscript and provide feedback about my story. I…

  • Career Confusion

    What do you do for a living?

    “What do you do for a living?” It’s such a simple question. Why do I find it so hard to answer? Ever since 2011, when I sold the software company I co-founded, I’ve been trying…

  • Outwitted

    Outwitted

    I might have outwitted myself. My post entitled Vanna Depresses was a tongue-in-cheek look at the division between self-publishing and traditional publishing. But if you’ve never heard of a “vanity press” or a…

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    Vanna Depresses

    A lot of people have warned me to watch out for Vanna D. Just like her namesake on that long-running television game show, she’s quite a make-up artist. Vanna D offers cosmetic assistance to self-published…

  • Cost Benefit Analysis

    Paying to Give It Away

    Promotion is such a strange game. From now through Sunday (August 14th), I am actually paying to give my book away. I’ve done quite a bit to promote Goodnight Sunshine. Not a…

  • Thank you, Gord Downie

    Thank you, Gord Downie. Thank you for the incredible catalogue of songs and poems that you will leave us to ponder for generations. For the candour with which you have spoken since you…