Paulette Bates Alden
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A Book Cover Designer Makes the Literary Visual

A Book Cover Designer Who Makes The Literary VisualI recently changed the cover for The Answer to Your Question.  I’m very proud of it!  I had come to understand that some people were put off by the realistic snake on the original cover, and enough people had advised me to change the cover that I finally undertook it, though with a certain…See More
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Doobie Dobbie Doo: My Adventures in Song Lyric Copyright Permission--Part I

I made a mistake.          I know, I know.  You're shaking your head in amazement.  Paulette made a mistake?  She usually makes so many of them, how could she make just one?          Well, it was kind of a doozy, so I want credit for that.          Last January when I self-published my novel, The Answer to…See More
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The Reluctant Self-Publisher Wins an Award for THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION

Some of you followed my saga as The Reluctant Self-Publisher on shewrites last year, as I blogged about my adventures in self-publishing.  Now I'm happy to report that my novel won an award. Yay!  Below I describe the gala award ceremony (wink, wink . . .):  "And next, The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book of 2013 in the Suspense Category goes to . . . THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, by Paulette Alden!…See More
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"Hi, Paulette, thanks for your response. I'm not in Mpls anymore but in SF for the past 16 yrs, though I get back to Mn frequently. Enjoy  the Stanford class. Teaching it is going to be so much more fun than doing a curriculum - detestable…"
Mar 15, 2013
Paulette Bates Alden commented on the blog post 'DONE'
"Hi, Joanne.  I'm so glad you're "done" too! Congratulations!  You ask a burning question: is it possible to market AND write at the same time!  I'm struggling with that myself. Just this week I began to work…"
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Paulette Bates Alden commented on the blog post 'DONE'
"Mardith, it is great to hear from you again, and yes, I remember you, though where the class was, I don't remember either.  So glad to hear you're writing and belong to shewrites.  Thanks for the nice words, and we're all…"
Mar 13, 2013
Paulette Bates Alden left a comment for Mardith Louisell
"Hi, Mardith, Yes, I do remember you (and your wonderful name) but I don't recall where it was either.  So glad to see that you're writing away!  And nice to reconnect with you via shewrites!  Thanks for the nice note on…"
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Joanne Barney commented on the blog post 'DONE'
"Done! And, like you,  I do feel good about Graffiti Grandma, the POD resting here on my desk. Now I have to market it, but it's taken years to get her there.  I need to take a long walk, appreciate the moment, and calm down the little…"
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Who I am:
I'm a fiction and memoir writer who critiques literary manuscripts via my website, www.paulettealden.com. I blog on reading and writing at www.paulettealden.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Feeding the Eagles, Graywolf Press -- short stories
Crossing the Moon, Penguin-- a memoir
Media outlets that I currently write for:
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My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
on my blog, www.paulettealden.com/blog
Services I offer to other writers:
I critique literary manuscripts such as novels, short stories, memoirs via my website, www.paulettealden.com. I specialize in book length works.
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I found out about She Writes from:
read about it in Poets and Writers magazine

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A Book Cover Designer Makes the Literary Visual

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments

A Book Cover Designer Who Makes The Literary Visual

I recently changed the cover for The Answer to Your Question.  I’m very proud of it!  I had come to understand that some people were put off by the realistic snake on the original cover, and enough people had advised me to change the cover that I…

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Doobie Dobbie Doo: My Adventures in Song Lyric Copyright Permission--Part I

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

I made a mistake.

          I know, I know.  You're shaking your head in amazement.  Paulette made a mistake?  She usually makes so many of them, how could she make just one?

          Well, it was kind of a doozy, so I want credit for that.

          Last January when I self-published my novel,…

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The Reluctant Self-Publisher Wins an Award for THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

Some of you followed my saga as The Reluctant Self-Publisher on shewrites last year, as I blogged about my adventures in self-publishing.  Now I'm happy to report that my novel won an award. Yay!  Below I describe the gala award ceremony (wink, wink . . .):  

"And next, The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book of 2013 in the Suspense Category goes to . . . THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, by Paulette Alden!…

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Take that Nap! They're GOOD for you!

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 10:28am 0 Comments

I’ve been so busy lately working on a curriculum for an on-line memoir course for Stanford that I feel a little nuts!  I don’t have time for much else.  I didn’t realize that I would have to write out every…

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At 11:48am on April 4, 2013, Donna Kaulkin said…
At 2:53pm on March 15, 2013, Mardith Louisell said…

Hi, Paulette, thanks for your response. I'm not in Mpls anymore but in SF for the past 16 yrs, though I get back to Mn frequently. Enjoy  the Stanford class. Teaching it is going to be so much more fun than doing a curriculum - detestable task! Mardi Louisell

At 2:15pm on December 20, 2012, Karma said…

Thanks for the friend request. Did you recently get a feature article here? I thought I recognized the cover of your book!

At 4:48am on December 5, 2012, Crystal Mary Lindsey said…

Hello Paulette, I think you are wonderful to become your own publisher. Writing is not as hard as actually getting the book all together and out into the market. I self published my first book. This time however, I have tried something different and I pray it works. With the help of Christian Manuscript Submissions I am completing a proposal of my second book. This will be placed on their website for publishers and agents to read, and if one of these is interested, then they will contact me.  I hope this happens.

Crystal Mary Lindsey

Author

Shadows of Time

At 4:33am on December 5, 2012, Crystal Mary Lindsey said…

Hello Paulette it is lovely to meet you.. I am new here and just beginning to cotton on to how this site works.

At 10:56am on July 23, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Paulette, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 4:21am on July 18, 2011, Julie Jeffs said…
Paulette,


Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent. Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.
Let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
At 12:23pm on July 15, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi, welcome!  This is a great site.  Hope you enjoy and let me know if you need anything.

Jennifer Lauck, Blackbird

At 10:23am on July 11, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Paulette, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

Best,
Margaret Traylor

Intern @ She Writes

At 6:43am on July 11, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…
Hi Paulette,

 

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

 

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

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