How My Worst Haircut Turned Out To Be A Great Experience

March 23, 2016 by Carrie De Simas

Every three years, I lop off all my hair and donate it to be turned into a wig for a cancer patient. A few days ago, I did it again. Nine inches of healthy hair snipped off. This hair was then put into an envelope and mailed to a company

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Top FIVE settings as a character

October 14, 2015 by Rudy Dees

In great fiction, the setting is alive. These places not only feel extremely real, these places are dynamic. Evolve. And affect the characters in the story—such settings become actors.Donald Maass has said, “Powerfully portrayed settings seem to have a life of their own, but how is that effect achieved?”Writer’s Digest suggests

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Gossip Girls – Are you a Queen? Or a Pawn?

September 28, 2016 by Karyn Connor

Recently, a young woman joined a professional group to which I belong. Soon after joining, she started to ask questions and offer interpretations of other members—otherwise known as gossip.At first, people didn’t seem to notice, but the more questions she asked, and the more information about people she repeated (sometimes

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12 Ways to Keep Your Book in the News – Part II

September 21, 2016 by Sandra Beckwith

Publishers are willing to publicize nonfiction books when they’re released, but they rarely do much after the launch to keep books in the news, even though most deserve ongoing media exposure. Here are some easy things you can do to generate continuing publicity for your title. Use a mix of

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