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March 17, 2012
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Here’s a great event for Sacto locals, and advice for all: Never Stop Seeking Knowledge

Today’s California Writers Club meeting, from 11-1  is  a panel discussion: Show, Don’t Tell and Rework, Reuse, Resell When is exposition your best choice for revealing information? What are other options and how do you choose? This is a subject relevant … 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

December 14, 2011
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Why a self-publisher needs an editor: Other uses for an editor

Developmental edits. Substantive edits. Line edits.  A self-publisher could use professional assistance in all of these areas.  There are other uses for an editor as well.      

November 30, 2011
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Why you need an editor: Developmental and Substantive Editing

We believe we know everything there is to know about our characters. We believe we have created a compelling read, a clear conflict, characters the reader can either love or fear for, a satisfying resolution.  But the problem is, we’re … 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

June 28, 2011
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Interviewed in Creative Writing Now, EFA, workin’ it

Things are busy here, as I’ve been working with several writers on their manuscripts, newsletters and blogs, writing reviews, including one for Gently Read Literature, and preparing for an interview with Peter Grandbois for Rain Taxi. This morning I turned … 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 26, 2011
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Goodreads update

I have mentioned Goodreads before. If you’re not on Goodreads, you might consider checking it out. Not that you really want more social networking opportunities, but since this is relating to books, it has a particular value. I find it … 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