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anne-brooke's picture
Jan.28.2009
An extra day off today, hurrah! No particular reason, except that I never use my full quota of holiday during the year so I always end up having to use it before I lose it. I'm allowed to take 5 days over into the next holiday year (which starts in April), so I still have two more of these to go...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Jan.28.2009
In addition to having been an antiquarian bookseller, I was also an antiques dealer in a previous life. I enjoyed it a great deal, and met some extremely interesting people. It also gave me the opportunity to handle some outstandingly beautiful objects. What I didn't realise, however, was that the...
dave-rosenthal's picture
Jan.26.2009
On Read Street, we've been discussing this topic: Are you monogamous? Not that kind of monogamy — I mean reading habits. Do you read one book at a time? Or do you have two or more going at once — say, a novel, a nonfiction book and a collection of short stories? Alison Morris, a Publishers Weekly...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jan.26.2009
I'm a crime writer of the Marine Mystery novels featuring Inspector Horton and of two thrillers. I've just started a new discussion on the Suspense/Thriller Writers Group on Facebook - How important is branding for books? Please feel free to join the discussion on Facebook if you wish, the link is...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.23.2009
An E-Z guide to publishing By Alex Beam It's a natural impulse. You want to write a book. How hard can it be? Rockheaded jocks write books. TV talk show hosts write books. Dogs write books. Why not you? Ah, the writing life! Bennington-educated publicists clutching designer bags shepherd you from...
wyoma-theresa-maisog's picture
Jan.23.2009
     I love to write: poems, short stories, novels, etc. I remember the first time I wrote my first young adult novel. Actually, it was inpired by Sweet Dreams, if you still remember that. :)      I was in 5th grade when I wrote my first two or three novels, I think. Then as I grew older, it...
lisa-solod's picture
Jan.21.2009
As far as I know, they’re still giving trophies for just showing up. But, perhaps, in these economic times (my daughter says she’ll kill me if I say that one more time), we have all learned to tamp down any false self-esteem and get ahold of what’s real. If not, have I got a book for you — or at...
cliff-burns's picture
Jan.20.2009
Just published what I think is a foolproof strategy for saving the publishing industry, dramatically improving book sales and presenting a wider, more diverse pool of writers.  This article appears on my blog, Beautiful Desolation. But will those dumbies in New York, Toronto and London listen?  The...
kim-smith's picture
Jan.19.2009
After a long and trying journey, I finished A Will to Love and submitted it. My editor just responded with kudoes on the writing and a shiny new contract! I am so thrilled!!! Hope all my mystery fans will enjoy my first ROMANCE! It is a short novella or long short story, however you want to look at...
christine-hamm's picture
Jan.19.2009
As some of you may know, since I've been shouting it from the rooftops, I got a book accepted by Plain View Press.  So of course I've been frantically putting together covers, cause people judge books by their covers, you know.  Please vote for the one you like bestest.A. B. C. Vote in...