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Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on March 27, 2012 at 9:40am

Glad "Mad Men" is back; even gladder their behavior has waned. Read: Office of the Future: No More Mad Menhttp://ning.it/hoaB5Z

Comment by Julie Farrar on March 23, 2012 at 7:11am

This week I ask the question How Does Our Garden Grow? (not a gardening blog)

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on March 21, 2012 at 7:04am
Comment by Julija Sukys on March 20, 2012 at 1:53am

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. 

Comment by Julie Farrar on March 18, 2012 at 12:14pm

@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:

http://www.traveling-through.com/2012/03/shameless-self-promotion-a...

Comment by Nancy Mueller on March 15, 2012 at 7:49pm

One of my favorite holidays is coming right up:

http://wanderlustandlipstick.com/blogs/wanderboomer/2012/03/15/cele...

Comment by Julija Sukys on March 8, 2012 at 9:50am

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/

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Comment by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on March 4, 2012 at 9:57am

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

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on March 3, 2012 at 7:24am

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 emily@xojane.com  Good luck.

 

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