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Writer Conference Winner

How best celebrate Gathered writer tribe genius, Emerge inspired, changed? Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, short form or long, a writer’s conference is an opportunity for so many personal wins: pitch a book and secure representation; meet a favorite author; befriend other writers; visit an unfamiliar city and savor focus on nothing but your… Continue reading Writer Conference Winner

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The Funnel Theory of Book Reviews

I read books. Many, many books….about 125 a year. Some are pre-release review copies. I read them and post my honest review on amazon, Goodreads and wherever else the author has specified. My favorite guidance from an author was to post my most forthright and honest review prior to release date because any review is… Continue reading The Funnel Theory of Book Reviews

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Big Words Don’t Make It Better

Lofty, inspired words! Thesaurus vomit obscures Meaning’s beating heart… The pretty postcard announced the outdoor art exhibit. The fantastic drawing on the front invited you into a different world while the text on the back detailed the artist’s intention to break paradigms, to elicit viewer activation, to challenge dominant narratives. Dense text bristled about all… Continue reading Big Words Don’t Make It Better