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The Book Marketing Adventure Continues

The book marketing adventure continues with All Ways A Woman. Lynn and I learn something new with each Reading and Conversation we do, either about ourselves or about our material. We’ve learned how different audiences can be and how to … Continue reading

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Finding the Angle

You sit at your desk or take a walk and, as you do, you scratch at your brain’s stored content and loose ends. You want to find an angle for your story and a world backdrop against which your protagonist … Continue reading

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Writers’ Festivals and Writers’ Conferences

Do you want to go to a Writers’ Festival or a Writers’ Conference? How do you decide? How are they different? What should you expect? Are you a reader? Are you a writer? Are you both? A festival is about … Continue reading

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Do the words have new meaning?

Have you noticed, as we grow in life’s experiences, we often extract different meanings from a piece of literature or poetry when we revisit it? We may make new discoveries about the characters or life or both. Remember, back in … Continue reading

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Does “The Open Window” by Saki still deliver?

We know a short story has a challenge: to deliver dramatic impact in a few pages. Even with that limitation, a good one stirs our emotions and continues to resonate long after we finish the last line. Have you read … Continue reading

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The Blog – a genre of its own?

Recently, I read a post called A Duel of Words on Blogging at Bottledworder.com. I enjoyed the blog and the conversation. I thought more about the post and wondered, Is blogging serious writing? By way of background, I’m primarily a fiction … Continue reading

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What book are you reading next?

When I read a good book, I hate to have it end. However, inevitably it does. Then I’m faced with the question, What will I read next? My inclination will be to choose from two genres, literary fiction or crime/mystery. … Continue reading

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