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Your Social Media Time: How to Use it Wisely

Which social media sites should you use in developing and growing relationships, building a platform across multiple channels, getting your book sold or your blog read, or touting the services you provide? How do you decide the best and most effective ways to invest your social media time? Continue reading

Writer’s Block: The Monster Revealed

There is no such thing as writer’s block. It’s a lie. It’s the monster hiding under your bed or lurking in your closet or whispering sour nothings in your head that isn’t really there. Continue reading

Social Media: 4 Guru Reviews

Social media has become a way of life for millions. With the blogosphere, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and seemingly more daily (there are over 400 ‘sharing’ sites alone), the list of ways to connect with audience and ways to market and ways to leave people alone is growing far too fast for most people (and writers, … Continue reading

What to Do With One of Those Days

What kind of day will it be? Apparently, one of those days. At three a.m., the dog went off. I leapt from bed to find a (former) hot water heater spewing gallons of water through several rusted-out holes in the top, the result of which was three inches of water in the laundry and dining rooms. I attacked … Continue reading

The Highest Praise

This past summer, I attended Katrina Kittle’s local reading and signing of her latest awesome novel, “The Blessings of the Animals.” The reading was superb, the author was entertaining. Then came the question and answer portion of the program. Katrina was generous as usual, answering questions about the new book, her previous books, where the words … Continue reading

The Value of Writers’ Workshops

I wonder why many writers don’t attend workshops. The cost? Self-doubt? Lack of commitment? No babysitter? Hard to say. Maybe it’s some combination of all the reasons mentioned above. More likely, each individual has his or her own reasons. I’m not prepared to spend the countless hours required to consider every potential possibility in trying to find the answer. I am … Continue reading

Antioch Writers’ Workshop 2010: Ten Teachings and Tidbits

Yellow Springs, OH: Friday night marked a bittersweet ending to a fabulous (and sometimes frenetic) week of writerly activities at the 25th annual Antioch Writers’ Workshop. This workshop is famous among writing conferences for participants’ access to their always-amazing faculty, and this week was no exception. Attendees connected with, lunched with, and learned from some of … Continue reading

Real Famous People

So I am in Yellow Springs, Ohio, at the 25th Annual Antioch Writers Workshop. If you are a writer, this is a great place to be. Mixing with wannabes and not-yet-beens are former wannabes and not-yet-beens who now ARE. (Author Note – These statements are not meant to demean or demoralize any of the writers … Continue reading

The Hippies Were Right On

Next week, I’m headed to Yellow Springs, Ohio. It’s a little town nestled amid the cornfields, and famous for resident comedian Dave Chappelle, Antioch College (Rod Serling was a graduate), Young’s Jersey Dairy, and among other things, a long standing liberal mentality common to those counterculture commandos known as Hippies. I always wanted to be a … Continue reading