Tag Archives: publishing

Pulling the trigger

Self-promotion sucks. To me, it feels like standing up in front of a room full of people and shouting, “Hey, look at me! See how cool I am.” And then, of course, everyone in the room will commence throwing vegetables … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion!

Every week, for about five years now, I’ve posted something about writing. I’ve strayed a couple times, but the bulk of my posts have been about the craft. It begs a couple questions: Why do I do it? What’s the … Continue reading

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A Word or Two About Attitude

I’m often asked why I teach. The pay, if there is any, is pitiful, and I usually spend more time preparing to teach than I do teaching (although I’m getting a little better about that). The answer is that I … Continue reading

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It’s a bird; it’s a plane. No, it’s a memoir!

With apologies to Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster (who created the iconic man of steel in 1933), but I couldn’t help myself. Over the past several months I’ve been working with two wonderful women who have written memoirs: Ceil Ramsey and Annel Martin. … Continue reading

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