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May 25

May 25, 2015

Book Review: On Writing (Stephen King)

You’d think I had other things to do, but I just reread this how-to and wanted to share some thoughts while they were still fresh in my mind. I’m a great re-reader of books (see last Monday’s blog), and needed a kick in the pants this month to get me back on track with my revisions. Herewith, my review of SK’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Stephen King began writing his book on the craft of writing to…

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Sep 30

September 30, 2013

12 tips to make the most of your book fair (and 3 ways not to)

Friends in low places:Truman the Reading Dragon says “Hey.” As independent authors, we have to promote ourselves, and one place to do that is at a book fair. After a few unsuccessful book fairs, I began to dread and loathe them as crowded and noisy โ€“ or deadly dull โ€“ and I sold few books. Not only was that frustrating, it was a waste of my time and money โ€“ to get there, to stay overnight somewhere if it was…

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Jul 3

July 3, 2013

Authors’ Blog Hop is on its way!

Hey! Wanna get to know some new authors? I am part of an independent authors’ blog hop in the next week, where dozens of authors will be sharing their stories, books, and knowledge. The Blog Hop links them all, so if you go to one, you can enter a drawing to win that author’s book, or to another and win other prizes. And guess what? I’m offering prizes right here!!! Yes. I am.

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Nov 9

November 9, 2007

one more thing

Friend Mark Morford writes about the (feminine) sacred and the (masculine) profane in his San Francisco Chronicle/http://www.sfgate.com/ column today — and refers to his spiel at Alameda Literati. I think that’s lovely. See what he says: Click here: Does your religion dance? / Behold, the most dangerous issue facing modern faith: Its inability to evolve, nakedly

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