Laughter Lifts the Heart
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Give the Lady a Ride
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Tag Archives: Writer’s Digest
In “Critical Thinking,” a March-April Writer’s Digest article, Paul Goat Allen explains just what it is he looks for when reviewing a book. Paul is a freelance book critic for BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and the Chicago Tribune, so learning what he … Continue reading
This has been one hectic week for me while I got ready for the Polish Festival, but I did manage to find some goodies for you. Let’s see if you agree: Social Sites, Networking, Promoting: A new uber-cool tool … Continue reading
It’s time to send The Cat Lady’s Secret out into the world in search of an agent. Please, just cut off my arm. That’ll be far less painful. When I sent Give the Lady a Ride out on the publication trail, I knew–at … Continue reading
charisma or charism (kəˈrɪzmə, ˈkærɪzəm) — n 1. a special personal quality or power of an individual making him capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people 2. a quality inherent in a thing which inspires great enthusiasm and devotion Even the World English Dictionary can’t provide a concrete definition of charisma–it’s a “quality” or “power.” It’s that thing that makes someone magnetic, alluring, “star-quality.” Finding an illustration for it was difficult this morning, because … Continue reading
In “What to do When Your Novel Stalls” (Writer’s Digest, January 2011), John Dufresne revealed that he’d been in my home, at my desk, watching me struggle with my current WIP, The Cat Lady’s Secret. I never saw him, but … Continue reading
I don’t know Wade Rouse other than from the article he wrote for Writer’s Digest‘s Top 10 edition (which, since that edition came out in September 2010, shows you how far behind I am in my WD reading). From what … Continue reading