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Glad "Mad Men" is back; even gladder their behavior has waned. Read: Office of the Future: No More Mad Menhttp://ning.it/hoaB5Z
This week I ask the question How Does Our Garden Grow? (not a gardening blog)
Traveling Mercies http://www.on-bruised-knees.blogspot.com
Of the publishing industry’s four major trade (the other three includeKirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal) magazines, Adelle Waldman writes at Slate that “Publishers Weekly, or PW, is the biggie—it plays Coke to Kirkus‘ Pepsi.” A “'starred’ review in PW still increases a book’s chance of getting media coverage and showi... These also determine which books Amazon promotes. A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality.
Imagine my pleasure when I came across a starred review of my book.
@Lorraine - thanks for drawing my attention to The Red Room. That's a neat place. As for being addicted to a byline, I'm hoping I have enough to find out what that addiction is like. Here's one of my first. I submitted a travel essay to the 6th Annual Solas Awards and was shocked when I earned "best in category" for the piece. Now I think I'm hooked on this writing and by-line business. Read it here:
One of my favorite holidays is coming right up:
As some of you know, my book Epistolophilia recently came out. It's based on a collection of thousands of letters and scores of diaries written by a Holocaust rescuer. Recently, a writer asked me how she should tackle her own collection of letters for the book she's writing. After mulling over this for a few days, I drafted an answer. Come read: "On Chronology and Necessary Abandonment: Working with Letters and Diaries" at http://julijasukys.com/
Addicted to the byline? Me, too. Read: http://redroom.com/member/lorraine-duffy-merkl/blog/12-step-program...
On a whim, I entered my essay Circumcision Decision, about my efforts to convince my skeptical husband to go along with circumcising our then-newborn son, into fellow She Writer Susan Bearman's Two Kinds Of People contest. To my utter amazement, it won. I hope you'll check it out:http://bit.ly/wl50e7
How HBO's "Luck" reminded me to forgive my father: http://ning.it/yfu4sA
Lorraine Duffy Merkl is the author of FAT CHICK the novel.
To submit your essays to xoJane.com the contact person is Emily McCombs firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck.
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