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#AuthorInterview: T. B. Markinson

T. B. Markinson and I have been collaborating as author and editor for a...

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#Editor: Manuscript Style Sheet Sample

A manuscript style sheet can prove invaluable for keeping track of important...

#Editor: Reader Report Sample

All manuscripts will benefit from a proper critique where the editor leaves...

#AmEditing: GOING PRO–Finding the Right Editor

SUFFICE TO SAY I was moved when my client Gerald Freeman sent this post on...

#PubTip: 5 Reasons to Crowdfund Your Next Book

When it comes to the business of publishing books, crowdfunding presents yet...

What Makes a Good Story? Slush Pile Lessons #PubTip

I READ AROUND 400 SHORT STORIES last fall as a submissions editor for The...

#Publishing: 6 Hot Trends in Indie Book Marketing

I made it through Oktoberfest alive, but need time to recover so to speak....

#WritingPrompt: Loop Writing

Loop writing is a technique developed by Peter Elbow that involves...

#AmWriting: The Five Ws and One H of the Writing Process

Eons ago I wrote a series of posts on the five ws and one h of the writing...

#WritingPrompt: 15-Sentence Portrait Poem

Guided writing exercises are a great way to condition your writing muscles....

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#AuthorInterview: T. B. Markinson

T. B. Markinson and I have been collaborating as author and editor for a...

#AuthorInterview: Kristin D. Van Risseghem

Today’s featured author is a lightning fast writer of young adult...

#AuthorInterview: KJ Waters

Stealing Time by KJ Waters is the type of book that really does have...

#LitChat: In Praise of the Book Hangover

Misery hurts so good. Or at least it does in the case of a book hangover....

#AuthorChat: Margaret Atwood “Expression and the Power of Words”

Boise is a fairly literary community. I know, I know… like a good...

#LitChat: The Thorn Birds as Children’s Literature by Laura Zera

Author Colleen McCullough passed away on January 29. In her honor, I am...

How to Balance Marketing Efforts with Creative Endeavors by Rick Pipito

We’ve all faced the marketing conundrum at some point. In order to get...

Ten Great Things That Can Happen in Your First Year as a Published Author by Gerald Freeman

I am simply blown away by all the hard work my client Gerald Freeman has put...

Finding Your Blogging Niche #BloggingTips

UPDATE: I’d like to think I’m The Little Engine that Could of...

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#BookReview: Moments in Millennia–A Fantasy Anthology

Anthologies offer up a smorgasbord of literature with lots of tasty treats...

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides #BookReview

Even though I saw the movie version of Jeffrey Eugenides’ literary...

#LiteraryCriticism: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple follows the personal and spiritual...

Ten Great Things That Can Happen in Your First Year as a Published Author by Gerald Freeman

I am simply blown away by all the hard work my client Gerald Freeman has put...

#LitChat: The Thorn Birds as Children’s Literature by Laura Zera

Author Colleen McCullough passed away on January 29. In her honor, I am...

The Art of Self-Sabotage: The Top 5 Reasons Why Writers Avoid Writing by Justine Tal Goldberg

I personally excel in reasons why writers avoid writing, so today’s...

#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy

It’s been awhile since I shared some creative writing on this blog, so...

#CreativeWriting: Life in a Bag

Blogging has been my golden ticket to rediscovering the writer I always saw...

#Poetry: The Song of the Busy Blogger

Last month we wrote a collaborative poem and today it’s making its...