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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 […]

The Mysterious Case of the Semi-Viral Tweet

Tweet The Mystery Before a day or two ago, I had never gotten more than about 10 Re-tweets on any of the over 6000 tweets I have generated since I got started on this mysterious thing called Twitter.  Then, a couple of days ago, I opened my email and found a deluge of Re-tweets of […]

Magic Lego Movies and Escaping the Midwest

Tweet Women in peacekeeping     Women in the UN Peacekeeping Role Escaping the Midwest          Yes, there is a midwest sensibility Why THE LEGO MOVIE works like magic      Effective Animation World War One: Family stories uncovered         Touching WWI If you like this post please consider subscribing. […]

When War Veterans Come Home to America

Tweet In the Sunday review section of the NY Times, Phil Klay, the author of “Redeployment”, a forthcoming collection of short stories, writes on the subject of experiences of veterans in war in an article entitled “After War, A Failure of Imagination“. As a former Marine, he relates conversations with civilian friends and acquaintances on […]

Groucho Marx and The Queen of the Desert

Tweet   Writing Funny with Jake Bourke      Hello, I Must Be Going Writer’s Workout: Divorcing the Draft     Reach For Your Scissors Gertrude Bell: The uncrowned Queen of the Desert     Move Over Lawrence! If you like this post please consider subscribing.  From my daily copy of Paper.li ,  I choose four articles […]

Can Novel Newbies Learn Anything From Elite Athletes?

Tweet This post starts out at the NY Times article by Gina Kolata entitled “Training Insights From Star Athletes” of January 14, 2013.  http://nyti.ms/UNpDPE  Here’s how Gina begins: Of course elite athletes are natually gifted .  And of course they train hard and may have a phalanx of support staff – coaches, nutritionists, psychologists. But they often have something else that […]

Gutsy Living and Cochlear Implants Fr Blogger’s Twitter Pal Daily Jan 7

Tweet   From my daily copy of Paper.li , I choose four articles from diverse content sources the most important of which is my Twitter List of over 1000 Writer Friend followers. These followers have either created the articles or they have chosen them from their perusal of the internet. In any case, what results […]

Submitting Work to the National Playwrights Conference – A Diary

Tweet The National Playwrights Conference is the preeminent laboratory for development of new plays.  It is daunting to even think about the prospect of being one of 7 or so playwrights who will stay at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT for a month in the summer working on their baby, their play. […]

Is playing soccer like falling in love?

Tweet   Possibly.  Gretchen Reynolds writing in the NY Times notes that “this question is the focus of a provocative and growing body of new science examining the role of oxytocin (‘the love hormone’) in competitive sports.”   Reynolds explains that “oxytocin is a brain peptide that is known to promote positive inter-social relations.” New mothers […]

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