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Waiting for the Fruit

Posted by Mel Ryane on July 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

In 2008, as my agent started sending my memoir out to editors, Lehman Brothers closed up shop and so the Great Recession began. Homeowners, wannabe homeowners and the middle- and lower-classes were sent on a terrible downslide.

Publishing is about money and when money disappears, fear sets in. Once that shaking starts, endings begin. Editors left publishing in droves, either being sent on their way, or choosing the role of seller over buyer by hanging out a new shingle: "Literary Agent." Unknown writers flailed, banged their heads against walls, and waited.…

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Undertaking Memoir

Posted by Patricia Reis on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am 4 Comments

“It helps if they are dead,” say many memoirists when asked about including family members in their work. Clearly, memoir is an undertaker’s profession: how to present the person so they look as natural as they did in life? Consider, for example, preparing the late Mickey Easterling, the infamous Grande Dame of New Orleans, for her big finale. “My goal,” said her wardrobe consultant and cosmetician, “was to make her look even prettier than she was in real life.” So there she sits, a well-cosseted Mickey, presiding over her own memorial party perched on a raised wrought iron bench wearing a bright rose-flowered dress, outrageous hat, fuchsia pink feather boa, a cigarette holder and champagne flute clutched in the bejeweled claws of her red fingernail painted hands, a diamond-studded “Bitch”…

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Marketing tip: Use text in your hyperlinks

Posted by Maria Murnane on July 22, 2014 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Including hyperlinks in your marketing materials is a great way to send people to your Amazon page, or your website, or your Facebook page, or anywhere you want them to go. But the actual links can be long and quite unsightly, so I suggest using the text function to make them look clean, pretty and professional.

 

Hyperlinks look better with text!

Let's use the e-mail signature as an example. Including a clever blurb about your books and a hyperlink or two in your e-mail signature is a fantastic marketing strategy that I've been recommending for as long as I've been writing this blog. However, I often receive e-mails from authors that include crazy long links. To protect the guilty, I'm…

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[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Vacation

Posted by Cindy Eastman on July 22, 2014 at 6:00am 5 Comments

I just got back from ten days in Italy. It was, in a word, amazing. And that’s not even a very good word. As I prepared to be away from my daily life for ten days, I considered what to do about my writing. I have a small, leather travel journal that I always pack with me, but a quick flip through the pages of past trips gives evidence that I don’t seek it out very frequently. I’m supposed to be promoting my recently published book via updates and newsy items on my virtual, digital platform, but I decided that I would have to take a break from it while I was gone (I think my publisher just fainted as I wrote that). I was going on vacation--it would be okay if I took a break to enjoy some time off and visit friends and relatives whom I hadn’t seen in over three years, right?

However, when one is a…

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Don't Let It Be An Endless Cycle

Don’t let it be an endless cycle…your refusal to forgive and then living the “hurt” over and over again.

Life is too short for that. When you refuse to let things go you only hurt yourself. Dredging up all those old feelings certainly can’t make you feel good; what they do make you feel is bad, sluggish,…

I'm a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) and Proud of It!

Last week, after a receptionist told me that the clinic I had so desperately wanted to visit before closing time, had, indeed, closed, I cried. I cried until she said, “Let me see what I can do,” and I was brought in.

I should point out that I didn’t cry to get my own way. I just cry. A lot. I’m a big cry baby.  So much so that “Cry Baby” was my nickname growing up. Of course it would have been hella cooler to be called “Cry Baby” if it was in reference to that …

Psyche-Soul-Ology by David Roberts

Psyche Soul Ology Title: Psyche-Soul-Ology
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 202
Genre: Psychology
Format: Ebook

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Good Morning!

Good morning everyone! It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining and there is a slight breeze blowing. When I listen to that breeze it whispers to me "I can do it" It says "I am here to help you, lean on me and believe."
And so the universe reminds us in many ways that it wants us to succeed. It wants…

Thursday's Three on Art

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Today, Thursday's Three spotlights a trio of centennial exhibitions, current and future, in the United States.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2014/07/thursdays-three-on-art_24.html

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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

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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

     
     
     

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