Monthly Archives: August 2016

The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia

The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia by Patricia Cox As a writer of historical fiction, I have an abiding fascination with all things 19th century. So, imagine how thrilled I was to come across The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia! … Continue reading

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A Woman in Men’s Clothing

A Woman in Men’s Clothing Flora Quick aka Flora Mundis aka Tom King aka China Dot by C.K. Thomas China Dot couldn’t possibly have committed all the crimes attributed to her by overzealous news reporters of her day. Born Flora … Continue reading

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Networking, Networking, and Some More Networking!

Networking, Networking, and Some More Networking! by Joe Carroccio Since my last post, so much has happened. First, we have been asked, Who was the young girl in the picture with The Beatles? in our June 27, 2016 post, “Making … Continue reading

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Seven Plots for Seven Writers

Seven Plots for Seven Writers by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. One of my favorite musicals has always been the film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (MGM, 1954). Not only is the music perfect, but also the dancing is spectacular and … Continue reading

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Watching the Body Language of People Attending a Business Body Language Presentation

Watching the Body Language of People Attending a Business Body Language Presentation by Barbara Chatzkel I have the opportunity to watch a lot of people get surprised about what, exactly, their business body language can communicate. As I present workshops … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Support Your Fellow Authors by Buying Direct from Them

The Power of the Group: Support Your Fellow Authors by Buying Direct from Them by Laura Orsini Most authors in the Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup are familiar with my tolerate/hate relationship with Amazon. To put it succinctly, I … Continue reading

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Memoir as Revisionist History?

Memoir as Revisionist History? by Jack Dermody In The Art of Memoir, author Mary Karr claims to give early drafts of her memoirs to the people she writes about and asks them for their critiques. Would you do that? Would … Continue reading

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Proof for the Skeptics

Proof for the Skeptics by Marilou McIntyre Finally, after searching years for the meaning of life and link with divine intelligence, or God, a mysterious stranger answered my pleas. He introduced me to a genuine medium who could answer my … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned from Attending Authors Readings

5 Things I Learned from Attending Authors Readings by Ofelia Montelongo As an always-learning aspiring author, I love to hear how other authors did it: How did they overcome the fears and trespass the world of writing and publishing? In my … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

Just Do It! by Christine Burke Now in middle age, I have been carrying around a book idea since my early 20s. It’s a personal account of a portion of my life and my profession at that time. I can’t … Continue reading

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