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Monday Movie Madness!

Hello Posse,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this lovely fall Monday!

I am off to a typical Monday morning start. I forgot to reset my alarm for a weekday so I accidentally slept in. Then, I wrote this full blog then hit the wrong button and wiped it out. Next, I made a post for my Facebook page to vent about deleting my blog post and it disappeared instead of posting. The great thing about days like this, things can only improve after a start like this!

Back to the regularly scheduled post: I have been spending a lot of time recently attending online seminars and watching tutorial on how to gain more visibility online. I have learned so much!

Since I began implementing some of the tips and tricks I have learned, I have seen a sizeable leap in my social media following. Whether that will translate into increased sales has yet to be proven but it is a very good place to start.

I owe a lot of gratitude to everyone who not only followed me but has stuck with me as I stumble my way through learning how to build a self-publishing career for myself. I have had a lot of missteps and face-plants along the way (and will have more I am sure) and I will forever be thankful that I have had you here to support me as I keep getting back up, dusting myself off, and trying again.

One of the greatest takeaways from these recent courses has been learning how to create better, more engaging blogs. I am sure some of you are thinking, Thank God! It's okay, it's what I am thinking.

So, without further ado, Monday's are now Movie Madness Monday's!

Since my cliffhanger book serial is based on the old movie cliffhanger serials, I thought I would start sharing some of those with you. The first movie serial I want to share is my favorite, The Lone Ranger.

*The Lone Ranger is a Republic Movie serial based on a radio program of the same name. This serial was the ninth serial produced by the studio; the fourth western. About a third of all of the serials produced by Republic were westerns.

The Lone Ranger was released in 1938, almost 30 years before I was born. A year later, Republic released a sequel serial, The Lone Ranger Rides Again. In 1940, Republic condensed fifteen chapters of the serial into one film to create, Hi-Yo Silver.

Below you can watch the full first chapter of The Lone Ranger serial. Disclaimer: I take no responsibility if you get hooked on them.

What is your favorite western or cliffhanger serial short? Be sure to tell me in the comments and I just might feature it in a future Monday Movie Madness blog.



*Reference:, The Lone Ranger Serial

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