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March 12, 2012
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Bigger isn’t always better

In the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Poets & Writers, there are several essays on community driven publishing, one of which is written by Steve Almond.  In it, he says, “Bigger is always better in the American imagination. But I am … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
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San Francisco Writers follow up

After spending the weekend with a wide representation of the writing and publishing community, I am more excited than ever to be a part of it.  The SFWC has changed form even in the short time that I’ve been involved … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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Editing, writing, digital publishing, from textbooks to fiction, meetings and events…

This has been a wonderfully busy first quarter, with a cornucopia of activities to keep me sharp. The Nor Cal EFA hosted speaker Judith Horstman in January, and she provided the participants with insider information about writing for magazines and … Continue reading

November 16, 2011
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Why you need an editor: Professional Read

At this past weekend’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, I was privileged to speak on the topic of editing for self-publishers.  I had only 30 minutes to speak on the topic, and I wanted to cover the nuts and bolts of … Continue reading

September 13, 2011
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Feed me see more- the benefits of RSS

I have been thoroughly enjoying receiving the RSS feeds of several blogs lately, and I’d like to share a few of these with you.  Though it is true that a blog is just that, a blog, and shouldn’t ever be … Continue reading

May 11, 2011
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Separating Publishing Wheat from the Chaff

I’ve been spending a lot of time discussing publishing-on-demand lately. In April, I made a presentation to the NorCal Editorial Freelancers Association chapter about my experiences with four different publish on demand companies.  The information I have that has not … Continue reading

April 18, 2011
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Pollack hits the right keys with “Track Changes”

The March/April Issue of Poets & Writers Magazine includes a piece by Eileen Pollack, the director of the MFA program at the University of Michigan and author of the upcoming novel Breaking and Entering (Four Way Books, 2012). Titled “Track … Continue reading

April 5, 2011
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Defining Moments still accruing

I’d like to pick up where I left off in my February 14 post, as my client, Bradley V. DeHaven has been able to use his print-on-demand book, Defining Moments. A Suburban Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Oxycontin Addiction, to … Continue reading