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The Importance of Asking for Feedback

Posted by Maria Murnane on March 23, 2015 at 2:00am 17 Comments

Requesting feedback is a valuable - and critical - element of the writing process. When it's positive, feedback can encourage you to keep going when you might otherwise lack momentum. On a more granular level, it can reveal what's strongest about your writing, which characters and storylines readers respond to the most, etc. All in all, it's a wonderful motivator in what can be an extremely lonely endeavor. 

Negative feedback, while sometimes (or perhaps always) tough to swallow, is equally important. Constructive criticism on plot, character development, dialogue, or even grammar can alert you to weaknesses in your writing - and give you time to address them before taking your manuscript to a bigger stage.

However, while many people would love to help you, not everyone is cut out to criticize the work of friends or family members. So unless you're sure the person in question will be completely honest with his or her opinion, good or bad,…

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[REALITY CHECK] - The Realities of Being a Published Author by Kathleen Kaska

Posted by Zetta Brown on March 24, 2015 at 7:30am 5 Comments

Kathleen Kaska is an award-winning mystery author. Her Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series is set in the 1950s and features the plucky "girl" reporter and sleuth of the same name.

She is also the author of the innovative Classic Mystery Triviography™ Series--a series of books that will appeal to Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, and Sherlock Holmes fans of all ages, as well as trivia enthusiasts, mystery buffs, and lovers of classic films.

Today on [REALITY CHECK],…

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[Breakfast with the Muse] The Way of the Scavenger

Posted by Jill Jepson on March 20, 2015 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

If you want to get the most out of life, discover joy no matter what your circumstances, and have an endless supply of ideas and inspiration for your writing, then I suggest you take up the ancient and powerful Way of the Scavenger.

Scavenging is a way of being, thinking, and living that:

sees the world as trove of pirate treasure

values the broken and discarded

puts to use all manner of things others hold to be worthless, ugly, ruined, or done with.

Scavengers have always existed. They are the dumpster divers, the junkmen, and the ragpickers of the world. They are the ones who survive the toughest of times. Because they know how to make do.

All writers…

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5 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Being Carried in Bookstores

Posted by Brooke Warner on March 23, 2015 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

Having worked my entire career for small presses, I’ve received the “why isn’t my book in the bookstore?” e-mail many many times from authors. Most new authors assume their books are going to be carried in any brick-and-mortar store they go into; savvier authors who’ve been around the block a few times know that it’s not that cut-and-dried. This is only becoming harder in today’s publishing climate, as more and more books compete for less and less shelf space; and if you’re a self-published author, you’re operating at a significant disadvantage. Though your local bookstores might support local self-published authors, without traditional distribution, it’s almost impossible to get your book carried beyond your local mom-and-pop store, let alone to get a non-local bookstore to host an event…

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The Respectful and Diplomatic Mother of the Bride

Congratulations, Mother of the Bride! This is an exciting time for a mother and daughter to share. There are also many dynamics going on. It is a good time to reflect on the role of the mother of the bride and the important new role she will soon assume, mother-in-law!

Author Janice VanDyke compared the nine months before the wedding to a pregnancy. With a pregnancy, a woman prepares to become a mother; with a wedding, a mother prepares to become a mother-in-law. She offered this…

Get Introduced With Sqoop Oracle by HDFS Import /Extract

The Sqoop (1.99.3) can be connected to the Oracle database by retrieving the records through HDFS. For performing this task the Oracle driver needs to be added in the Sqoop lib directory. The database expert masters the art of adding the drivers in the lib directory. You can learn the ways how Sqoop can be connected to database. The driver can be connected with the classpath and then the Yarn and HDFS can be added in the Sqoop. Finally the sqoop job…

Personalized Pencils - The Most Affordable Marketing Tools

Personalized pencils possess great potential of being a great promotional item. It can be effectively used in marketing campaign. With the use of such promotional products businesses can efficiently meet their needs of advertising, while keeping their expenses down and within the said budget limit. Advertising by means of TV commercials, newspaper advertisements or hoardings can cause huge expenses to the businesses. But by choosing cost-efficient marketing tool, businesses can effortlessly…

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1. First go to www.amazon.com and register your email and minimum details and put a password which you can use for all…

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