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Blurbs: What they are; what they mean, how to get them.

A “blurb” is one of those endorsements that appear on book jackets, kind of like the one line movie reviews we see in movie ads. “A captivating ride!” is the kind of thing you might see. 658 more words

Getting Published

Tell Me What I Forgot I Already Knew

Lo, these many weeks ago, at the urging of the only soul brave enough to call herself my best friend, I went to a book signing. 1,394 more words


Create YOUR Art

So everyone’s an artist. We are all writers, poets, singers, dancers, actors, painters, photographers, creators. But what makes your work stand out? That is the question. 310 more words


Book Marketing at Duke OLLI

This fall I teach Book Marketing: Online and Offline, a 10-week course at Duke University’s Continuing Education OLLI program. Class starts September 16th.

Earlier this week I had orientation for new instructors. 161 more words


Finding the Right Agent

Nose to the grindstone – looking for the right lit agent.  I know she/he is out there.  Running the numbers, sending the emails, doing the follow up. 11 more words

Creative Writing

Five Reasons to Read Rainy Autumn Afternoons over Labor Day Weekend

Rainy Autumn Afternoons by Juniper Robertson

1. Because it’s a great read.

2. To begin mentally transitioning from summer to fall and letting yourself think about cool rain and good books. 21 more words

Back in Time

Today’s prompt . . .

If you could go back to another time, when would it be?