Monthly Archives: May 2013

Planting Seeds

One day, a young man went to a wise elder and told him that he despaired of ever becoming a success. The old man nodded sympathetically and handed him some bamboo seeds. He told the young man to plat them … Continue reading

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Self-publishing Support

* In the first 10 months of 2012, self-published titles accounted for 3% of total market share in units and 1% of dollars spent. * 74% of self-published ebooks purchased were adult fiction, 23% of which were romance; just 9% … Continue reading

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Really Seeing

“Find the gesture! What is the essence of that pose? How does that pose feel to the model? The whole pose — quick, quick! No, not the arm or the leg. The line of energy. What is the pose about? … Continue reading

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Writers Everywhere

Attending my friends’ barbecue to kick off the holiday weekend was fun. It was rainy outside, but warm and cozy inside with a fire blazing, delicious food, and beer on tap — a great way to start the summer! I … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Memorial Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He … Continue reading

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Patterson Payoff

Well, there I was in a waiting room…waiting. And waiting. Luckily, I did not enter it empty-handed. I grabbed a James Patterson – Andrew Gross thriller called Judge & Jury and took it along for the trip. Like many of … Continue reading

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Staying Power

“I get up every day and go to work like anyone else.” Mark Winegardner Every once in a while, I come across an interview with a writer that seems not just helpful, but hard-hitting. Since writing often seems like such … Continue reading

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