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Why Not Think of Book Reviewers as Beta Readers?

Tweet   Who are Beta Readers? At some point in the development of your novel in progress you will benefit from the observations and opinions of writers like you who are willing to read with a critical eye. They are called Beta readers. Perhaps they form a group that is interested in the craft of […]

Character From the Novel Interview – Sidney

Tweet Character Questionnaire Sidney Winkler – A Bridge to Treachery This interview with Sidney Winkler, the ingenue and resident flake of a Bridge to Treachery was conducted by Brittany Carrigan on her blog The Cover (and Everything in Between), one of the stops on my book tour by Innovative Online Book Tours.  Sidney found Brittany’s […]

What Can a Word Cloud Tell You About a Story?

Tweet I was introduced to the subject of word clouds through a blog post by Jeri Walker-Bickett on her web page, and thought I’d try one on my short story called “A Pig For Love”. I used the Tagxedo program (there are many such programs, each with their pros and cons) to create an image […]

The Maine Playwrights Festival Deadline Has Come and Gone

Tweet   The Maine Playwrights Festival has been around for 14 years. It’s presented an annual challenge to create some new stage worthy thing or to bring out something you’ve been working on for a while. Whatever, it’s been a call to arms in a sense, if that can be thought of as a metaphor […]

The Deadline Approaches – Maine Playwrights Festival 2014

Tweet I’ve been working like the devil on my novel in progress tentatively named Transit of Venus and have let the December 15th deadline for submissions to the Maine Playwrights Festival creep up on me. It’s taken all the effort and skill I have to try to transform my full length play into a novel. […]

Art Genome, Is There Such a Thing? Art.sy

Tweet AO Scott is away sailing somewhere or something, so David Carr asked Melena Ryzik to join him on this video. It’s all about art.sy, a web site that brings to the world of art what Pandora brought to the world of music—an algorithm built by art historians who are indexing and categorizing art for […]

A Reasonable Doubt – Book Review – Murder

Tweet A Reasonable Doubt, by Edgar Smith was published in August 1970 by Coward-McCann. The reader cannot begin to read this book before understanding who the author is and the circumstances in which it was written. Edgar Smith was a convicted murderer of a fifteen year old girl in the New Jersey and sitting in […]

New Calibre Features and A Scary Spacewalk

Tweet Against Sending Your Blog Readers on a Space Walk w/o a Tether    Watch those links Calibre 1.27 eBook Reader, Editor, and Library Manager Gets Major Improvements      Helpful Over 75% Of Your Blogs Visitors Will Never Return: Here’s What To Do About It     Good Advice How to Be Creative in 5 […]

Slangy Characters and Tweeting Like a Boss

Tweet Do You Know the Real Problem With Slangy Characters?    Sage advice 10 Benefits Of Rejection     Buck up Teens Taught Me These 4 Critical Social Media Lessons       Out of the Mouths of Teens How to Tweet Like a Boss: Twitter Persona Worksheet     Twitter Tips If you like this […]

Knotty Heroines and Bending Vincent’s Ear

Tweet I Hate Your Book Blurb     Constructive Criticism What Vincent van Gogh Taught Me About Plagiarism     Van Gogh the Copyist? First Meeting Between Adult Daughter and her Birth Father    Split at the Root Want to Try Something Knotty? Five Helpful Knots to Save Your Heroine’s Life      Learning the […]

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