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    Word Press – The newest Medusa experiment

    by  • May 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I am slowly combining the Medusa’s Muse website and blog into one and am switching to Word Press. Here is the link to the new site: http://www.medusasmuse.wordpress.com The site is evolving as I learn new tricks and play with design. For now, I won’t be posting at the Blogpress site. If the change doesn’t...

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    When did a 120 page play become too long?

    by  • March 15, 2012 • plays, revisions, writing • 2 Comments

    “The theater, the theater… what’s happened to the theater?” sang Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That’s what I asked myself when my full length play, The Guru, was accepted as a possible addition to a theater company’s Fall production line-up. The Artistic Director loved the play, and gave me wonderful, positive feedback that made...

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    Should I sell my soul to Amazon for book sales?

    by  • March 7, 2012 • amazon, e books • 1 Comment

    After months of research, pondering, more research and more pondering, I’ve decided it is time to make all of the books I publish available on the Kindle. Why does that decision make me feel icky? Amazon.com sells the most books of any other book retailer anywhere, and that includes other on-line retailers. Part of...

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    Receipts and Whiney Muses

    by  • February 19, 2012 • business, muses, taxes • 1 Comment

    “I’m bored,” my Muse whines. “When will you be finished?” “Taxes take time. I have to get this right,” I say. “But you’re not doing your taxes yet. You’re just totaling receipts.” “These receipts tell me how much money Medusa’s Muse has earned.” “And lost.” She slumps into a chair. I scowl at her....

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    Where to get a 1099 Misc form

    by  • January 30, 2012 • taxes • 2 Comments

    Completely forgot to order 1099 forms from the IRS. Sorry Laura, your paperwork is going to be a bit late. If you need a 1099 form, you have to order it directly from the IRS. Here is the link to the forms page on the IRS website. Do not print the example you’ll find if you...

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    It’s Tax Time. Do you know where your receipts are?

    by  • January 25, 2012 • taxes • 0 Comments

    The H and R Block office has reopened and there are signs all over town announcing deals on tax preparation. That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. The wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding our immediate attention, realizing we’ve lost most of...

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    Fresh Blood

    by  • January 17, 2012 • publishing • 2 Comments

    There’s nothing like fresh blood to get the creative juices flowing again. It feels like Medusa’s Muse is off life support, because my dear friend Ibis said, “Yes.” Yes, she would love to help me run Medusa’s Muse and market our books. Yes, because working for a micro-press sounds “interesting” and she’d like the...

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