Category Archives: Blogs

ENOUGH POLITICS!

I started my blog – and followed other blogs – for all things writing and book related. I’ve enjoyed bloggers’ poetry, narrative writing, and photography. I’ve learned much from the ruminations of bloggers I’ve followed – new insights about writing, … Continue reading

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Consider the Kindle Scout Opportunity

Kindle Scout is a service of Amazon that I knew virtually nothing about until reading this guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog. The concept is hopeful for many writers, but be sure to read the whole post to learn about … Continue reading

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AN OPTION FOR E-BOOK DISTRIBUTION

Jane Friedman’s latest blog post discusses an e-book distribution option for those of you who try to keep up with the ever-changing indie market options. Do you remember the digital publishing startups Vook? Booklr? Byliner? All of these services/companies have been folded … Continue reading

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GETTING UNSTUCK WITH YOUR WRITING

Perhaps I should have read this before writing my last post! How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Creative Process: https://janefriedman.com/sabotage-creative-process/

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A TALE OF TWO STORIES

At any given time, I have multiple story ideas ping-ponging around in my brain. Usually, if I am patient, one rises closest to the surface screaming “Choose me! Choose me!” At that point, the other story ideas recede into the … Continue reading

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2016 – THE YEAR IN PUBLISHING

Here is an enlightening post by Jane Friedman about the state of the 2016 publishing industry…. Looking Back at 2016: Important Publishing Developments Authors Should Know

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BOOKS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

Feels great to curl up under an afghan in front of the fire…with a book, of course! STAR CATCHING makes a wonderful holiday read, following a family through tragedy to a warm and cozy Christmas season. It’s available in paperback … Continue reading

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YOUR NOVEL’S FIRST SCENE

This post appeared on Jane Friedman’s blog (https://janefriedman.com/your-first-scene/). Touching on the all-important first scene of a novel, it was worth sharing! Your Novel’s First Scene: How to Start Right Posted on November 28, 2016November 24, 2016 by Paula Munier | … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW IN FICTION

I found Jane Friedman’s latest post to be particularly useful. New writers, in particular, are discouraged from using multiple points of view within a novel. So when is it okay? And what are the rules and pitfalls. It features a … Continue reading

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FUN AT THE CHRONICLE BOOK FAIR…

OR: The Illusive Specter of Traditional Publishing Taunts Again  This year’s Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls was bustling! There seemed to be more vendors than ever before – which translates to more competition for buyers. My fellow writer and … Continue reading

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