Category Archives: Creative Writing

But how will Oprah find me?

I’ve written a book. I’ve published it. I’m working like crazy to get the book its fair share of attention. Now what? When will Oprah phone? I meant it as a joke, well only sort of. In the process of marketing, I’ve joined lots of organizations, blogs, groups, etc. that appeal to writers. And one

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Genre, genre, what’s my genre?

You think that when the writing is over the fun begins? I don’t think so! There’s so much more to do. And figuring out your genre is top of the list. One of the first assignments I found myself steeped in was determining what genre my novel fell into. What category of writing was it?

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Today’s the day-It’s going to happen!!!

It’s going to happen today at 2:00 (that’s 1400 hours for those of you on 24 hour time). The printer called and said the books will be ready. That means the “new” books – without my email printed on the cover, without the misspelled words that I did not catch, without the uneven border all

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Self-Publishing – Pre Press Part

I thought that the writing of the novel would be the hard part – how wrong I was! I’ve  completed a novel – my first book after several years of writing cookbooks and articles for magazines and newspapers. I was determined to do it all – by myself. That means I was forgoing the “traditional”

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A little tolerance, please?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when someone tells me they’re afraid to visit Israel – “the terrorism and all that”.  I’m always tempted to say “Are you kidding me?” Tell me where it’s safe. Arizona? Any of the “democratic” U.S. states targeted by Sarah Palin’s disgusting crosshairs? An Egyptian Coptic church? A

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