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August 10, 2016
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Supporting the community

In 2009, when I joined the ranks of full-time freelancers, I discovered the Editorial Freelancers’ Association, an education and support organization for editing/writing/publishing professionals. I wanted an affiliation, and I needed to learn. Not long after that,  fellow EFA member … Continue reading

July 6, 2013
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Beyond any marketable definition

When small press publisher Spuyten Duyvil released the anthology Wreckage of Reason in 2008, the Ted Pelton, of The Brooklyn Rail wrote: “Were this book published by St. Martin’s or Norton, they would have slapped its contents on wider margins … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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What to do when you’ve finished your revisions…

 Put your manuscript in a drawer.  Write your next novel. With experience comes …well, experience. Oh, and wisdom. Did you know that “debut” fiction that we see in the catalogues of the big publishers are rarely the first novel that … Continue reading

August 21, 2012
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Checking in with the blogosphere

As part of my ongoing professional development, every day I check in with a handful of writers in the blogosphere-mostly via RSS feed, a few notices via e-mail. I am so impressed by the high value of the information being … 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

December 29, 2011
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Hackers are the antagonists of this story

Glenn is the hero. You probably didn’t notice that my site was down again last week.  I don’t understand why anyone would want to hack little old me, but whatever. (Hey, while I’m under, you might as well…) Now I … Continue reading