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Nov.01.2010
(Originally posted on my 455-Girls blog on Sept. 7, 2010.) Everyone's been asking how the Target selection for the paperback of The Possibility of Everything occurred. Well, I don't really have an answer. From my point of view, what happened was one day I got an email from my editor saying...
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Dec.07.2009
The national book tour ended about a week and a half ago, covering 15 cities in about eight weeks. Many thanks to everyone at home and elsewhere who made it such a memorable trek. From the SheWrites.com salon at Wicki’s loft in NYC all the way to Tami’s invention of the Possibilitini Martini in...
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Dec.07.2009
One of the best parts of being a nonfiction writing instructor is watching students transform over the course of a week as their stories come into focus and take shape. Not just because of the excitement that comes from watching a text emerge, but from witnessing the personal changes that takes...
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Nov.10.2009
As I've been traveling around the country, talking about the book and meeting readers, the number one question I hear is, "How much does Maya remember from your trip?" Not "What does she remember from your trip?" or "Who does she remember from your trip?" but "How...
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Nov.03.2009
Well, a couple of things about airports. Carpeted hallways are much, much better than tiled ones. Way less noisy, and less likelihood you will slip and almost break your laptop while running to make a connecting flight. Those little golf carts with the blinking light in front and the siren...how...
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Nov.03.2009
After last Tuesday’s Oprah show, I received a flood of emails from friends and readers. The episode detailed the challenges and hardships faced by a Los Angeles family raising a 7-year-old daughter with severe schizophrenia. Their story first appeared in the LA Times this summer. Jani Schofield is...
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Sep.18.2009
Several people have asked how I spent September 15, which was the day the book was released. This is a posting I did that morning over at SheWrites.com, where I've been posting the Countdown to Publication blog. It offers a pretty clear picture of how I spent the 24 hours leading up to September 15...
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Sep.15.2009
The best interviewers are the ones who ask thoughtful and probing questions, and who have really taken their time to read a book and consider the writer's intent. On Friday I had the great fortune of speaking with two such interviewers, Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler, of WomensMemoirs.com. Our...
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Sep.15.2009
I've been telling people that I went into the writing cave two years ago to write my next book, and that when I emerged the entire marketing landscape for book publishing had changed. Case in point: the blogosphere. People keep blogs as a form of journaling: that much I understood. But the use...