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...

Building a virtual world: 365K Club, week 31

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 30, Day 212: 1,249 words July 31 Day 213: 827 words August 1, Day 214: 845 words August 2, Day 215: 1,230 words August 3, Day 216: 760 words August 4, Day 217: 777 words August 5, Day 218: 840 words That’s a grand total of 6,528 words for the week, 4,452 for the Continue Reading...

Another Personal Best: 365K Club, week 30

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 23, Day 205: 777 words July 24 Day 206: 1,113 words July 25, Day 207: 6,391 words (a new High Score!) July 26, Day 208: 973 words July 27, Day 209: 1,004 words July 28, Day 210: 1,805 words July 29, Day 211: 756 words That’s a grand total of 12,819 words for the Continue Reading...

New High Score: 365K Club, week 29

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I'm a day late this week, but yes – it’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 16, Day 198: 498 words July 17, Day 199: 815 words July 18, Day 200: 906 words July 19, Day 201: 802 words July 20, Day 202: 1,015 words July 21, Day 203: 3,497 words July 22, Day 204: 1,281 words That’s a grand total of 8,814 Continue Reading...

New personal best: 365K Club, week 28

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 9, Day 191: 3,015 words (a new personal best!) July 10, Day 192: 795 words July 11, Day 193: 1,881 words July 12, Day 194: 790 words July 13, Day 195: 830 words July 14, Day 196: 800 words July 15, Day 197: 850 words That’s a grand total of 8,250 words for the Continue Reading...

Best writing week: 365K Club, week 27

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 2, Day 184: 861 words July 3, Day 185: 2,150 words July 4, Day 186: 2,465 words July 5, Day 187: 1,642 words July 6, Day 188: 1,464 words July 7, Day 189: 957 words July 8, Day 190: 1,065 words That’s a grand total of 10,614 words for the week, 11,414 for the month Continue Reading...