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The agony...the ecstasy...

Imagine the thrill of that first published book: your name on the cover, your words filling each page. Who needs a major publisher to promote and distribute, when you are brimming with enthusiasm and have put aside a small sum for travel expenses? My novel, The Bone Weaver, semi-self-published by a small indie press, was going to sell; I would make that happen. And there would be bookstore readings and signings, flashbulbs (we're talking 2001, so no cell phone shots) and fans…


Added by Victoria Zackheim on January 27, 2015 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Time To Share What's Broken

I’m scrawling the graffiti of shame across the walls of my past. Slashes of red cover me as I bleed onto the page as Hemingway directs us to; my face glows bright as I reveal intimate details of childhood sexual abuse hidden deep inside for decades. Because it’s time. 

Time for me to share. Time for me to know. Time to talk about it. 



Added by Rachel Thompson on January 26, 2015 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Art Book Festivals in Berlin, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part report on recent art book festivals I attended in Berlin. To read part one, click here.



Report on Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2014


On 13/14 December, Friends with Books hosted Art Book Fair Berlin 2014, a “festival for…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on January 26, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

5* Review for "Flagitious" by Paranormal Romance Guild




This is a four story crime/mystery anthology and I will give a short review of each story.…


Added by JoAnne Myers on January 20, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments

News: My Guest Authors

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Added by JoAnne Myers on January 18, 2015 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Some Thoughts on How I Crowdfunded The Translation Of My Book Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure Into German

This past Spring I successfully ran a crowdfunding project to get my book, Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure, translated from…


Added by Sherrie McCarthy on January 14, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Art Book Festivals in Berlin, Part 1

Berlin is well-known for its art scene, so it is not surprising to find that it also has a fine selection of book fairs dedicated specifically to “art books.” I had the pleasure of attending two of these fairs in late-2014, and am happy to provide summaries of them.


Report on 2014 at Kunstquartier Bethanien

On 21-23 November, held its third convention for art books, and artistic editions of…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on December 29, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

What Anatole Broyard's Secret Says About Diversity in Publishing

You may not have heard of Anatole Broyard--but when I first read his…


Added by Dee Connell on December 17, 2014 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

5 Practical Ways to Generate Creative Ideas

For many artists loosing creative ideas is their greatest fear. The scarier part is even professional artists experience this. It leads to frustration and eventually affects their lives. But artists should know that creative idea may come and go but it will never run out. If you do not have any good idea yet, to turn into a magnificent work of art, you can always take a break. Do something else and hope that your muse will finally come by to help your mind into thinking and…


Added by Lace Wanders on December 16, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

Monday Muse: #readwomen2014 (2)

Monday Muse posts selections she's read during this "Year of Reading Women":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 15, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Joan Didion Documentary

A preliminary peek at the documentary about writer Joan Didion:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 19, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Margaret Atwood on Writing

Posted Monday Muse, a video in which Margaret Atwood talks about her creative process:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 17, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Wesley McNair's 'Mapping the Heart':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 2, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is a video introduction to the inaugural digital editions of 'The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 1, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Today's quote comes from Drew Myron's poem "Break" in her collection "Thin Skin":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 26, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Invitation to 'The Mischief Cafe'

Posted Monday Muse.

Today, Monday Muse is up to playful misbehavior and you're all invited.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 20, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Experience Required: Be All the People You Can Be

(Originally posted on, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )

In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…


Added by Anjali Mitter Duva on October 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a video pilot on the Arion Press's celebration of its 100th book.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 11, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Interview with Poet John Guzlowski (Part 1)

Posted Part 1 of a three-part interview with poet John Guzlowski. Today: Living the Stories: During and After the War. ;

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 30, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

Spotlights are on open studio tours around the U.S., Roman Vishniac archive,'Modern Iranian Art', Lynne Cunningham's 'Nature in the Abstract', and the trailer for 'Through a Lens Darkly'.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at MoMA (Toulouse-Lautrec), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Karen Green), Wexner Center for the Arts (modern masters), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (post-9/11 artworks), and Harvard Art…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 26, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

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