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Happy Reading

  Since I believe that good readers make good writers, I’ve been doing quite a bit of the former lately. I’ve been doing a little writing every day too, but since I’m a bit unfocused this afternoon, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Kilpatrick’s Advice

It was cold at the old Family Dollar Tree building on Friday afternoon, so cold that my hands shook as I thumbed through some of the books at the Friends of the Library Sale. Did the cold temperature deter me? … Continue reading

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Ahab Lives On

I just started reading Brat Farrar last night, and I know I’m going to enjoy it. I ordered it for my Kindle based on several recommendations, the latest by Anna Quindlen in How Reading Changed my Life. Here’s the opening … Continue reading

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Get a Website, Get a Website!

In our writing group, we’ve often talked about how to get one’s work out there without becoming annoying. How can a person market his or her book, jewelry, or photography business without hitting people over the head? To be honest, … Continue reading

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Would Carl Sandburg Like Facebook?

Social media is a mixed blessing. While it gives us a way to reach out and link in, it can also be a potential source of stress. Should a would-be author use Tumblr, Facebook, Linkedin, or what?? The choices are … Continue reading

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Social Media Bandwagon

Attendees at yesterday’s SCWW Symposium learned quite a bit about the necessity of marketing one’s work. Whether the writer self-publishes his work or has a contract with a major publisher, he still has to “hawk his wares.” For the first … Continue reading

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Disappearances and Murders

The first time I met my friend Martha, someone asked her what she’d done that summer while the rest of us were teaching summer school. She tilted her blond head to the side and happily reported that she had read … Continue reading

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Tip Six

I need to be more consistent, more focused on following through with a theme until I’ve exhausted everything I know to say about it. But then, things come up. Interesting things that catch my fancy like beautiful sunrises on the … Continue reading

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Bridging the Publishing Abyss

Psychologists call it an approach-approach conflict, being torn between two equally attractive choices. Although it’s supposedly the easiest of internal conflicts, I struggled with it a couple of weeks ago. Should I go to the SC Book Festival or attend … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Hours

I’m jumping right into a continuation of Friday’s post on writing tips. Granted, I’m a novice, but I have picked up some excellent advice over the past couple of years and am willing to share it.  Perhaps it will help … Continue reading

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