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    Praise to Medusa

    by  • October 3, 2016 • art, burning man, muse

    Praise to THIS Medusa Beautiful, shining steel and fire. Reflective silver in the hot sun. Glistening in the heat of fire. Fire! Her snake hair shoots fire! And it’s so hot you have to step away from her gleaming form. Who made you, beautiful creature, and why? Official title: Medusa Madness. by: Reared In Steel, LLC from: Petaluma,...

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    Publishing has changed in five years, and so has “What You Need to Know”

    by  • November 22, 2013 • books, e books, marketing, printing, publishing, Terena • 1 Comment

    In 2008, Terena Scott wrote a book about how to start an independent publishing company, focusing on the business of publishing. How do you start a small business? What forms do you need to fill out? How much will it cost? How do you find authors? What does a publishing contract look like? How...

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    How to drive your author insane

    by  • September 24, 2013 • authors, editing, muse • 2 Comments

      To drive your author insane, all you need to do is keep sending revision notes over and over for at least one year. After a year has passed, tell her she is “so close” to be finished, if only she’d “go deeper.” This will cause your author to scream, cry, doubt she can...

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    Medusa’s Muse Book Winner of 2013 Global Ebook Awards

    by  • August 30, 2013 • books, contest, e books, publishing • 0 Comments

    The very first book Medusa’s Muse published has won the Gold in the Global Ebooks Awards Contest: Traveling Blind: Life Lessons from Unlikely Teachers, by Laura Fogg. Congratulations Laura, you wrote a wonderful and inspiring book. And congratulations Jane and Rick, my intrepid staff, who like me had never published a book before, but...

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    Tax Preparation for Writers

    by  • January 24, 2013 • business, taxes • 0 Comments

    This morning I saw a young man dressed in a long green toga wearing a a statue of liberty hat and holding a sign for Liberty Tax.  That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. It’s the wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding...

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    Seeking Submissions about Misfit Kids

    by  • December 6, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder was my very first muse. After I read The Changeling in the fifth grade, I was transformed. It felt like she wrote that book for me. She understood my freaky, depressive, glue-eater soul and made me think I wasn’t the only stringy haired odd ball in the world. Maybe there were...

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