"Excellent post, Ellen--thanks for being so clear about what's needed in writing a memoir. I agree, a story line and well-developed characters really make it zing. I especially like memoirs that are organized around a central theme. I remember…"
"Yes, a wonderful event. And thanks to Brooke for being such a help and inspiration to us all. Betsy, I'd love to get a copy of your "blue sheet" that tells readers how they can help publicize our books. Could you please send to my…"
"And don't forget the brunch for us authors at 9:30 am on Friday at the Durant Hotel, 2600 Durant, one block from the Bancroft Hotel. This will be a great opportunity to talk about how we're promoting our books, etc. See you soon."
"It's so helpful to have these discussions. I'm also doing a print run of 500 or maybe more. I'm a little unclear about the process of distribution after that. I assume they go to the fulfillment place in Seattle? And then orders, e.g.…"
"Hi everybody, I live in Berkeley, CA, where I currently am the publisher of Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women over Sixty. My website is www.nangefen.com. My book, Clear Lake, will come out in late April-early May.…"
"Another thing to add to the list: driving by myself. I've found that my mind opens during longer drives--at first I have the usual list-making thoughts, but then my mind quiets as I settle into the rhythm of the road. I start thinking about the…"
"Betsy, somehow your wonderful email about Book Passage agreeing to launch your book didn't show up here. But congratulations anyhow! You were so creative in arranging that. I'm inspired by your persistence--good for you in taking their…"
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