Top 3 Reasons to Participate in the 3 Day Novel Contest

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Are you ready for the 3 Day Novel Contest? Wait, you meant you haven't heard of this annual write-a-thon, happening every Labo(u)r Day weekend since 1977?! Where have you been hiding, honey? It's only the world's most notorious writing contest! I've only written an entire book about it... [caption id="attachment_10802" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pssst! Click to buy for just 99¢ Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Antoinette Kuritz, Founder of the La Jolla Writer’s Conference

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Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Antoinette Kuritz, founder of the La Jolla Writer's Conference. She spoke about a wide variety of subjects related to writing, publishing and marketing, packing in a ton of information in just an hour. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways: Use both CreateSpace and Ingram Spark when publishing Continue Reading...

Letter Writer Extraordinaire: 365K Club, week 33

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… August 13, Day 226: 276 words August 14, Day 227: 860 words August 15, Day 228: 860 words August 16, Day 229: 805 words August 17, Day 230: 790 words August 18, Day 231: 820 words August 19, Day 232: 900 words That’s a grand total of 5,311 words for the week, 17,081 for Continue Reading...

Top 10 Best Books to Stick It To The Man

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BookRiot recently posted a list of 17 Books That Sell Way Too Fast at Used Bookstores, which I found fascinating. In particular, I found it curious that this list did not more closely overlap with another list I'd previously read, which contained the Most Frequently Stolen Books (this isn't the list I read, but here's a list of Most Commonly Stolen Books that includes both libraries and Continue Reading...

That’s CAPTAIN Roberts, thank you very much: 365K Club, week 32

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*NOTE: Due to a word tracking error, I have updated this entry accordingly. It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… August 6, Day 219: 960 words August 7, Day 220: 805 words August 8, Day 221: 915 2,090 words August 9, Day 222: 795 words August 10, Day 223: 1,025 words August 11, Day 224: 878 words August 12, Continue Reading...