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1) If you don’t toot your own horn, you shouldn’t expect anyone to do it for you.
2) I won’t have to do my forfeit and contribute to jerkwad politician’s re-election campaign. See my previous NaNoWriMo blog post. But the most important reason is...
3) “Winning” NaNoWriMo and writing 50,000 words in 30 days (26 days in my case) left me with a decent rough draft for a novel and has spurred me on.
I have to keep writing now. After years of editing and publishing other people’s…Continue
Having a newsletter is a great way to keep in touch with your readers, but you want to make sure it's something they look forward to and not just another addition to their already-full in-boxes. Here are some suggestions for how to do it right:
The holiday season is upon us. If you're wondering what last-minute gift you might get for your favorite author (or if your friends are asking you what they should get for you), here is a list of gifts that are sure to make any author happy--but which most authors won’t come out and ask for! Use the following suggestions as a cheat sheet for yourself, or to pass along to friends and family:
1. Buy a copy of their book. Authors love to sell more books. If you know an author (or are just a fan) buy a copy of their book: it will make their day, even if they don’t know it was you. If you already have a copy, buy another and give it as a gift. That’s two gifts for the price of one!
2. Book review. A book review is worth a thousand words. Jump on to…Continue
I first hosted New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch’s on 1st Books when The One That I Want released in paperback from Broadway, a Random House imprint. I'm delighted to welcome her back today as she plunges headlong into the new adventure of doing the publishing herself. She has sold audio and large print rights for The Theory of Opposites—which is just out—and the book has been optioned for film by Jennifer Garner. I certainly enjoyed her post about…Continue
I call myself a writer even though I fill the hours of my work week in a hair salon, managing employees and juggling demanding clients. During my working hours I'm standing on a stage presenting the character of an outgoing professional. I solve the illusive hair dilemmas, creating new looks for dragged down women and boosting the spunk of graying men. I hear the problems that contribute to the reason's why their hair is falling out, graying, thinning, and fading.
Their stories are…
Hi everyone! This week the writer in me is feeling a little guilty. I totally meant to do NaNoWriMo, but student-me was applying for graduate school and teacher-me was busy planning fun Thanksgiving and Hanukkah activities, and somehow writer-me got pushed to the back of the drawer with all the old socks I’ve been…
man with gray beard: “I believe in God.”
woman with red hat: “Really? I don’t know. I’m not sure. I mean, God?”
man with gray beard: “Well, you know, life is so fucked up. Nothing makes sense. There’s no justice. Life is so unfair.”
woman with red hat: “Yeah, exactly. So how the hell do you believe in God? I mean, God doesn’t make sense.”
man with gray beard: “I know! I know! The existence of God makes no sense at all. But, if there is a God,…
I wake up.
I fumble around for the glasses I busted when my face had an unexpected encounter with a metal pole over the Thanksgiving holiday. Karma and Jesus can split the blame for that klutzy moment, but that's another story. The glasses took the brunt of the blow instead of my face.
Shower. Comb hair.…
I’ve written before about my obsession with the Capitol Couture campaign. It’s stunning to look at and elegantly executed. It serves as worldbuilding that enhances the Hunger Games movies and rewards readers of the books for their fandom and insider knowledge. A unique and creative concept, excellently executed. And hey, it’s a lot of…
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There are several serviceable biographies about child psychoanalyst Anna Freud, who lived from 1895 to 1982. But as a fictional memoir, Hysterical…Continue