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#WriteTip: How to Write a Book Press Release

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

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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...

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...

Blog Resolutions 2014

Here’s a post for the busybody in everyone. With a second year of...

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....

Newbie Self-Publishing: Highs and Lows

This post on self-publishing highs and lows from Denise Baer kicks off my...

#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...

#WriteTip: 5 Sites for Creating Word Clouds

WORD CLOUDS are weighted visual representations of text. While it may be fun...

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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: 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...

#AuthorInterview: Monica Bruno

Allow me to introduce you to Monica Bruno. It’s been two months since...

#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...

#ShortStory: The Best American Short Stories

ONE WAY TO STAY CURRENT on the best in new short fiction and noteworthy...

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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...

#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...

#Inspiration: Creativity and Learning–Lost Girl Road

I’ve admittedly gone kicking and screaming the entire way through...