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...

Top 10 Ways Writers Can Sneak in a Workout

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My husband and I haven't been super happy with our local gym, so recently we made the decision to drop our membership and sign up elsewhere. We had tried out the Aztec Recreation Center at SDSU on a free week-long trial membership, back when we first moved to San Diego, and thought their facilities were really great, so we finally made the switch. Why didn't we do this sooner? The ARC is a Continue Reading...