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christopher-w-gortner's picture
Feb.12.2009
The online book world has opened an entirely new universe of opportunities, particularly for debut novelists who otherwise must struggle to get noticed in the overpopulated physical world, where chain store co-op runs out after two weeks and newspaper reviews are dwindling. Online, there are now...
james-buchanan's picture
Feb.12.2009
Perhaps one of the hardest pieces of being a writer is going through the act of self promotion, which can sometimes feel something like walking into a crowded room of strangers and slowly undressing because in order to be effective at promoting yourself--whether it is online or in person--you have...
pat-bertram's picture
Feb.12.2009
Will you keep your fingers crossed for me? I just received what might be the final proof copy of A Spark of Heavenly Fire. If it's okay, by this time next week, I will be a published author. If it's not okay, I'm going to shoot myself. (Just a glancing blow on a toe, perhaps. What? You thought I...
louise-marley's picture
Feb.12.2009
I think the title of this post is worthy of that fantastic book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves.  But it's really intended to stress the need all of us writers have to get away.  And to me, synonymous with getting away would be reducing distractions. Who could argue that today, distraction...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Feb.12.2009
There’s a reading series in San Francisco called Writers with Drinks, but I’ve been thinking lately about the ingredients that make someone a working writer or a professional writer–whatever you want to call it in a country that does not recognize the existence of, let alone the profound need for,...
rachel-bussel's picture
Feb.12.2009
PLEASE tell anyone who wants to know more about erotica writing - I definitely love to publish the work of people who take my classes, and it's only $12, and I have handouts, and...it'll be good, I promise. February 12, 7-9 pm Erotic Love Letter/Erotica 101 Workshop by Rachel Kramer Bussel...
cathy-bryant's picture
Feb.12.2009
Here are some links for writers I've come across in my cyberspace surfing that I thought might be helpful to you. NOTE: A listing on this page doesn't mean that I recommend the site, and they are listed in no particular order.This list is by no means complete, so please don't be offended if I don't...
sandy-o-nathan's picture
Feb.11.2009
FULL POWER LIVING is an on-line radio program hosted by my favorite host, Ilene Dillon. Ilene is my favorite radio show hostess. For one thing, she's REALLY smart--she's been a psychotherapist for more than 36 years and holds both the MSW and MFT licenses. The Emotional Pro, Ilene has studied...
anthony-s-policastro's picture
Feb.11.2009
By Anthony S. Policastro The Jenkins Group, an independent publishing services company, says four out of five people they surveyed said they believe they have a book to write. Even fewer actually sit down and write a book and even fewer get published. Many established literary agencies in New York...
lucy-coats's picture
Feb.11.2009
The 'D' word. Depression. The one British people seem to have such difficulty talking about. It has held me helpless in its jaws for some little while now, and I AM going to write about it. So if you are of a stiff-upper-lipped disposition, look away now. Baring of the soul can be embarrassing. You...