Monthly Archives: March 2017

Out of Character

Out of Character by Joe Torres So I was stuck and at a bit of a dead end. I had no idea what I was going to do next in my novel – so what do we all do when … Continue reading

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A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark

A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark by C.K. Thomas Yaddo, an artists’ colony and retreat for serious artists in Saratoga Springs, New York, is the creation of author/poet Kate (Katrina) Nichols Trask (1853-1922). The name Yaddo … Continue reading

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Protect your assets – cover your butt

Protect your assets – cover your butt by Elizabeth Blake About a month ago, my computer crashed at lightning speed and with great flourish. Apparently it decided I’m an impostor and have been for the past three years, so it … Continue reading

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The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis

The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis by Mary Ellen Stepanich Some of us writers have an affinity for bookkeeping, and when we tally all the self-publishing costs against the income from our book sales, we discover a dismal truth: We make very … Continue reading

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It’s Spring and the Beat Goes On!

It’s Spring and the Beat Goes On! by Joe Carroccio Marti and I did our second book signing of 2017, in support of 16 in ’64: The Beatles and the Baby Boomers, on Saturday, March 11th, at the Zia Records … Continue reading

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Grammar Accord: Be Sure Your Nouns and Pronouns Agree

Grammar Accord: Be Sure Your Nouns and Pronouns Agree by Kathleen Watson If you remember early grammar lessons, you’ll recall that a noun is a person, place or thing: man | village | car The man drove to a nearby … Continue reading

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From dreams to reality… literally

From dreams to reality… literally by Ross Caligiuri It’s late at night and you are drifting in and out of the warm world that exists between awake and asleep. Suddenly, the ever-changing geometric patterns pulsing quickly through an array of … Continue reading

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Verbal Assassin

Verbal Assassin by Brad Graber Have you ever wondered what it might take to completely destroy your self-confidence? An unkind word? A nasty look? A physical interaction? Or just a stray comment made lightly – without much thought – by … Continue reading

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Now in Print: “A Passion for Planning”

Now in Print: A Passion for Planning by Matthew Howard Writing for this blog every month has been a great way to organize my thoughts into “advice columns” on topics related to writing and self-publishing. Enthusiastic responses from my writing … Continue reading

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Steampunk: Tales of Future Past

Steampunk: Tales of Future Past by Vaughn Treude Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that has become quite popular in recent years. As the name implies, it features steam-era technology in a historical or fantasy setting. It has also … Continue reading

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