• November 2013
    Cogent and well-argued, Kamy. I think  the hard cover/profit issue for the big publishers is key for authors to understand where their book fits in this new landscape. I believe many, many genre novels (romance, thriller, light humor, etc) can do...
  • March 2013
    Good work on your Vines, Meghan. I liked your "conflict" piece, even though short. I'd put some music behind both of yours (you have some overlap in background noise that is distracting). IMovie is unbelievably easy to use and the audio works great....
  • July 2012
    Thank you! It's been Tweeted!  My handle is @karolinebarrett. I do have one, but not politically correct in these times...Involves a burqa and the beach.
  • July 2012
    Tweet it immediately, Karoline. I'd forgotten that funny Groucho line, but it's perfect. But next, I want to see you tweet your own funny. What's your handle?
  • July 2012
    I love the one about the Yogurt! One of my favorites is I think by Groucho Marx:  Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read. Maybe I'll go Twitter that now!
  • April 2012
    Here's an11th tip: write up a lexicon of 100 words from the historical period you're writing about. If you capture the language of the time, it gives your voice more authority and credibility, as if you've lived in those years. This is a tip from...
  • April 2012
    I want to be a "fly gal." The information was terrific but the phrase (fly gal): almost as good as winning a grant. :-) I'm stealing it.
  • April 2012
    I took a writing class from fiction writer, Michael Byers. Michael retold a story from Catullus about a foggy night when Caesar's army was encamped outside a German town. Caesar and some of his aides went info the town in disguise the night before...
  • March 2012
    Great post, Susan. Did you happen to ask April if she's getting any blow-back from traditional publishers in moving to the self-publishing arena. I am wondering if it is possible for her to serve two masters. Good solid information and a good way to...

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