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#WritingPrompt: 15-Sentence Portrait Poem

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

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#AmEditing: GOING PRO–Finding the Right Editor

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

Developing Your Responding Styles: #amediting

WE ALL TAKE ON the role of editor at some point, but often don’t stop...

#Editor: Proofreading Sample

Two of my proofreading projects have just been published. This proofreading...

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...

#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: 15-Sentence Portrait Poem

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

#WriteTip: How to Write a Book Press Release

Writing a press release to accompany the launch of your latest book carries...

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...

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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...

#AuthorInterview: Beth Teliho

I’ve been a big fan of today’s featured author for some time...

#AuthorInterview: Carol Covin

THIS NEXT INSTALLMENT in my Oktoberfest guest post series features an author...

#AuthorInterview: Melissa Reyes

Like Melissa Reyes, I too feel more like my true self when I’m...

#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...

#LitChat: The Most Photographed Barn in America

Postmodern literature like Don DiLillo’s novel White Noise...

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#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy

IT’S BEEN A WHILE since I shared some creative writing on this blog,...

#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...

#BlogLove: The Versatile Blogger Award (and more!)

Do you remember the first blogging awards that came your way? Didn’t...

#YearInReview: Happy Holidays #2014

I’D LIKE TO WISH everyone happy holidays! Your continued readership is...

#Free: Popular Poe Stories #AllHallowsRead

POE PURISTS MIGHT BE PISSED that I’ve rewritten some of Edgar Allan...