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The Books That Get People Talking

Flickr Creative Commons: Theo Crazzolara I’m a writer but I’m also a reader, and every 4-6 weeks my book groups (I’m in two) meet to talk about what we’ve read. Some of the discussions are brief—a cursory talk about the book, then a diversion into discussing our kids, our careers, …

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Gatekeepers

Lisbon, PT In a recent interview for a writing blog, I was asked how publishing has changed since I’ve been an editor.  The obvious answer is the rise of self-publishing and e-publishing.  But these are only symptoms of something deeper. Most publishing houses used to offer more support for midlist …

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Chocolate Covered Coffee Spoons

Beautiful and unique chocolate covered spoons with instant coffee – just place into a large mug of warm milk and stir, then enjoy! The perfect gift to give to your … source

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How You Too Can Build a Literary Festival

Being a writer can be hell on the ego. Hours of sweating over a story, hours of researching markets for your story, hours of composing cover letters and queries…and that’s just for the chance to be rejected by some gatekeeper. It’s easy to forget the thrill of sharing a story …

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