Monthly Archives: January 2015

Utilizing a Plan to Launch Your Book

Utilizing a Plan to Launch Your Book by Patricia Grady Cox The October 23, 2014, meeting of the Publishing and Book Promotion Meetup offered advice on having a book launch. Since my first novel, Chasm Creek, had just been published … Continue reading

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Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars by Eduardo Cerviño The room behind the garage was my favorite childhood hiding place. Boxes, trunks, children’s toys going back several generations were store there. Magazines from WWII and furniture packed the room up to the ceiling. Growing … Continue reading

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Writing Space Feng Shui

Writing Space Feng Shui by C.K. Thomas To be perfectly honest, I know next to nothing about feng shui. However, in the context of arranging a writing space, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate elements that both relax and stimulate? … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Book Figures

Do-It-Yourself Book Figures by Deborah Tosline Jack of all trades, master of none. Should we try many things or refine our expertise? My book, Skin Remodeling – An Introduction to the Underground World of Do-It-Yourself Skin Care has 70 figures. … Continue reading

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Creative processes to consider in capturing and repurposing your words

Creative processes to consider in capturing and repurposing your words by Rebecca Joy Traditional pen to paper or typing on a keyboard are, of course, good and effective mediums, but have you used or considered other modalities to capture your … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction by Ellen L. Buikema The goal of creative nonfiction is to make nonfiction stories read like fiction so that readers are as spellbound by fact as they are by fantasy. The writer stays true to the story and … Continue reading

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Maslow’s Stages of Skill Learning: Are You a Conscious or Unconscious Writer?

Maslow’s Stages of Skill Learning: Are You a Conscious or Unconscious Writer? by Mary Ellen Stepanich Abraham Maslow, creator of the Hierarchy of Needs pyramid, also proposed a model describing the stages of learning a skill. Recently, I became reacquainted … Continue reading

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Look at that face!

Look at that face! by Barbara Chatzkel Yes, make sure to take many good looks at a person’s face during any conversation. The face is the most expressive body language “broadcast center” because there are so many separate features sending … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Which authors/writers group should you join?

The Power of the Group: Which authors/writers group should you join? by Laura Orsini Authors and writers groups are plentiful. A search of for the keyword “author” reveals more than 2,000 groups worldwide. Of course, some of those are book … Continue reading

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The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received by Jake Poinier If you can consider a piece of red-ink-soaked paper “writing advice,” I received more than my fair share from Lew. Just out of college – and long before starting my … Continue reading

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