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At the time, I was a newspaper novice looking to network. I was a few years out of J-School. I had already befriended a handful of aspiring writers, and conversations with all of them INSPIRED me. Really. I had a number of great discussions with people who, like me, loved storytelling, sharing, empathizing. Pursuing their dreams.
The trouble with the pursuit of dreams, of happiness, of the perfect job is that doing so involves taking a step forward (hopefully), or at least in a different direction.
I found out in a roundtable newsroom staff meeting in 2011 that I would be losing my job in 2012. It turned out to be a false prediction, because in spring 2012, I was not laid off, but rather was offered a job transfer to Des…Continue
We're going a little off schedule this week on [REALITY CHECK]. In Jim's previous post about what Amazon can (and can't) do with your ebook (see "Amazon Ate My Ebook!"), he said, "Later in August I plan to publish another article that centres around Amazon, this time about print books."
Well, sometimes you're better off not planning ahead just in case something juicy pops up...and it has...and that something juicy is Amazon's new Kindle pre-order feature for ebooks.
Jim will be back to fulfill his earlier promise, but right now he wants to share some info you may or may not be aware of regarding this new tool for publishers and authors who sell…Continue
On the day I was finalizing my review of Kelly Sundberg's essay, "It Will Look Like a Sunset," I searched for her on LinkedIn and Facebook, found her both places, and sent her private messages. I identified myself as a fan, told her I was reviewing her essay, and asked if she'd be willing to answer a few questions. She was wonderfully gracious, taking time to answer my questions that same day, from Idaho, at her summer job in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Our email conversation follows.
Bishop: You say that the publication of "It Will Look Like a Sunset" led to over 20,000 views of your blog. My guess is by now that number is much higher. The essay has obvious literary value, but also has societal and cultural relevance as an essay that pioneers the…Continue
No matter who publishes our books, we authors typically write our own bios, especially those that go on our websites, LinkedIn profiles, Facebook pages, and so on. I read a lot of them that begin something like this:
These are all compelling…Continue
Yup, sometimes ya just gotta take a chance! Sometimes you just have to go for what you want because you feel it in your gut. There’s that little voice inside saying “C’mon, let’s go!” And that voice is getting louder and louder until you can’t ignore it anymore.
Look at our old friend Christopher…
My artwork at "Caratteri da Collezione" - Florence, Italy. July 2014…
Don't Give In To Autumn
The nights and mornings are getting colder and we are tentatively reaching for boots instead of sandals. Please don't give in to the wearing boots urge, as even though we are approaching the end of summer, we are not there yet and the approaching autumn needs no encouragement! In fact, it's time to break out the barbie, get jiggy with the jugs of Pimms and party like summer is never going to end. Your friends will love you for it!…
Thursday's Three today is a trio of art books forthcoming this fall.
Although summer seems to have taken a very abrupt exit, reports are that it will be coming back! Albeit for a few more weeks at most. And although we are gradually making our way towards autumn anyway, we can still enjoy the light summer evenings while they last. As charming as winter can be giving you the…
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My first book is currently in production with She Writes Press for publish date of April 2014. Meanwhile, while writing Book 1, I completely deleted a whole last section of the book, a continuation on how to use everything in the book on a daily…Continue
There are several serviceable biographies about child psychoanalyst Anna Freud, who lived from 1895 to 1982. But as a fictional memoir, Hysterical…Continue