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Archive for September 2016

Publishing Today: A Quiz and Strange Facts Indeed

I’ve just finished my annual trip between houses plus a valuable writer’s conference, but along the way I decided you might enjoy your own, brief trip through the world of publishing. We started with traditional publishers, moved on to small presses, then indie publishing, but today before we tackle publishing and readers, let’s take time for a rest stop. Remember two weeks ago…

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Sunday Inspiration: Strength, Courage, and Confidence

“The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before.If you can…

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Publishing Today: Independent Publishing

While I’m preparing for my annual trip between houses I thought you might enjoy a brief trip through publishing. Today let’s consider independent publishing, or “indie.” Independent publishing is far from new. According to Publisher’s Weekly independent publishing began in 2000 to 35000 B.C.E. with picture writing on papyrus and clay tablets. But let’s jump ahead to, say, now.…

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Sunday Inspiration: Look Into Your Heart

  “Look into your own heart; discover what it is that gives you pain. And then refuse, under any circumstances whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” -Karen Armstrong The Charter for Compassion, is a worldwide movement created by religious leader Karen Armstrong and dedicated to building a peaceful world through compassion. Take a…

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Publishing Today: Small Presses

While I’m preparing for my annual trip between houses I thought you might enjoy a brief trip through publishing. Today, the second installment: Small Presses To begin the series, last week we discussed traditional publishing. And yes, there will be a quiz. Remember what you learned? Those powerful companies, particularly the Big Four (or Big…

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Sunday Inspiration: We Are Here

OK, summer’s gone bye bye. Get over it! At least that’s what I tell myself. But it’s hard letting go of the long sunny days, chatting with good friends and family, and the relaxation — oops! — not so much on the relaxing since I’ve been writing all summer. But I’ve had some good porch…

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Publishing Today: Traditional Publishers

While I’m preparing for my annual trip between houses I thought you might enjoy a brief trip through publishing today. We’ll start with traditional publishers. With all the talk about independent publishing are you confused about what these changes mean for you as a reader? Do you wonder what’s going on when another author is listed…

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Sunday Inspiration: Your Work

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with…

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