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    Running

    by  • June 29, 2011 • injury, publishing, writing • 0 Comments

    Lacing my fingers together, I straighten my arms forward, feeling the tightness in my fingers. There’s a twinge in my right thumb still, but the swelling is down and the pain reduced to a slight ache. I release my fingers and wiggle them one by one. My right hand is weak from being encased...

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    The publishing dream

    by  • April 21, 2011 • marketing, publishing, writing • 2 Comments

    Next week, April 30th, I will be teaching a mini-workshop at Mendocino College LitFest about defining your publishing dream and making it a reality. So many of us write the book and then think if we pound on enough doors eventually one will open, allowing us to enter the world of Literary fame and...

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    Only one more month til I’m done with school!

    by  • February 14, 2011 • publishing, school • 4 Comments

    My muse finally stopped nagging me about writing and has allowed me the time to focus on school and my last two exams.  “You’ve got until April 1st, then you’re doing Script Frenzy. No arguments.” And with that, my muse pushed her aviator sunglasses over her eyes and disappeared to Thailand, where she’s decided...

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    Punk Rock Saved My Ass is launched…

    by  • May 3, 2010 • publishing, punk • 0 Comments

    …and it only took three years to complete. Not bad for an anthology. You can order a copy through Amazon.com or if you prefer not to shop on Amazon, do what I do and order a copy through your local, independent book store. The book is available from Ingram, the largest wholesaler of books...

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    Blogging is for Old People?

    by  • February 9, 2010 • books, internet, publishing, technology • 2 Comments

    I just finished reading an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a recent Pew report on the internet habits of the “millennium” generation. Here is an excerpt (click the link to read the full report): The results indicate blogging has become so 2006, when 28 percent of the two groups studied, teens 12...

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    The Downside of DIY

    by  • February 1, 2010 • DIY, publishing • 5 Comments

    Punk rock made a huge impression on me in college, and ever since, I have lived by the spirit of punk-DIY, which means “Do It Yourself.” No, I’m not talking about home improvement, I’m talking about not waiting for someone else to sanction my creativity with their publishing contract or professional approval.  My heroes...

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    Letting go

    by  • January 8, 2010 • life, publishing, success • 3 Comments

    Mumbling feverishly to myself, I edit a manuscript as quickly as I can. “Gotta get this done before school starts.” My muse walks silently into my room and watches me for a while, then she says, “It’s time to stop.” I turn around and see her standing in the doorway. “What?” “Time to stop.”...

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