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Throw away the rules that bind.

Looking for a place for your poetry, stories, essays, photography to be published both online and on paper? Jayde-Ashe of The Paperbook Collective has loosened up her guidelines a bit (much like me loosening up the waistline on my clothes … so much more comfortable :)). One highlight is she will now take submissions of work that has already been published, say on your blog or another website. This is great news for those of us who have published poems or stories on our blog and then been told that those works of art are not acceptable for submissions to other venues. So go to The Paperbook Collective, check out the revised guidelines and SUBMIT 🙂

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It’s Friday afternoon, and I am elbow deep in Issue Eight of The Paperbook Collective. I should probably be nose deep in a glass of wine, but there is none in the house. That I can find anyway…

So I’m feeling a bit crazy, a little bit wild, slightly Mad Hatter-esque. And a thought just struck me.

Let’s throw out the rule book for good.

I had grand intentions when I first begun The Paperbook Collective. I thought it would be released promptly on the 1st of each month, it would include specific types of content, submissions would end on a specific date and it would all be very professional and proper.

But let’s be honest. Professional and proper? That’s not really my style.

So here are the ‘guidelines’ I created at the start of this journey:


  1. All work must be original and unpublished. This means it cannot…

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Time running out on the Yesterday Road discount

Kevin Brennan’s novel Yesterday Road is still available for $2 at Smashwords but only through Saturday night, so hurry up and get a copy! Check out the ratings and reviews of Yesterday Road on Amazon if you must. I’ve read it and gave it 5 stars 🙂 Brennan’s collection of short shorts, Our Children Are Not Our Children, is FREE at Smashwords through Saturday as well. Do yourself a favor. Get BOTH, because after you read Our Children, you will want to read more by Kevin Brennan. And, by the way, I rated Our Children 5 stars as well 🙂 So stop reading my post and get your(self) over to Smashwords!


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Just a reminder, folks, that Yesterday Road is on sale at Smashwords through Saturday night for $2. You can buy it here . Believe it or not, not one soul has taken advantage of this offer yet, and only one has downloaded Our Children Are Not Our Children for flippin’ free!

Sure, this has no effect on my Amazon ranking (which is slipping fast), but I want you to have the book. I really do. And I want you to have it for two bucks. And, when you’re finished reading it, I want you to be able to tell all your friends that it’s worth at least twice that much!

Spread the word.

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Support My Favorite Dilettante!

On behalf of a dear friend, wonderful writer, and favorite dilettante, I ask that you drop whatever your doing (well, if you're reading this on a laptop, you don't want to literally drop it), and hop over to Helena Hann-Basquiat's blog, in particular this post: A Very Unwelcome Swamp.  Helena's friend and Kickstarter promoter has… Continue reading Support My Favorite Dilettante!

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A Phenomenal Book Promotion by a Phenomenal Person

Dear Readers, you will want to hustle over to Andra Watkins blog (click here) and begin to partake in all the social media and activities that she has organized to promote her new book, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. Click on the title to see all the ways you can purchase… Continue reading A Phenomenal Book Promotion by a Phenomenal Person

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The People’s Republic of Helena – A Kickstarter Manifesto

I'm very pleased to reblog this post from Helena Hann-Basquiat, indeed my favorite dilettante, someone who grows dearer to me with each passing day. Give her Kickstarter program a look and then give her Kickstarter program some support! Related articles Helena Hann-Basquiat's Memoirs of a Dilettante, Volume One - COVER REVEAL! Presley Fresh (That's Pronounced… Continue reading The People’s Republic of Helena – A Kickstarter Manifesto

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Blog Tour: Dreams of Love, A Poetry Collection, by Pamela

Description: Poetry is an expression from deep within the soul. It can be therapeutic and healing. It can bring out all the best or the worst in life. Her poetry comes from the heart, not the head. It is an outpouring of emotion and she exposes it to reader in the pages. Various poetry forms… Continue reading Blog Tour: Dreams of Love, A Poetry Collection, by Pamela

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Helena Hann-Basquiat’s Memoirs of a Dilettante, Volume One – COVER REVEAL!

My most favorite dilettante, the delectable, delicious Helena Hann-Basquiat will soon be publishing her memoirs.  This post celebrates, nay, rejoices in the Cover Reveal of her upcoming book.  This is not hyperbole, for Helena is one of the wittiest writers I've had the pleasure of following.  Her imagination knows no bounds.  She can be the… Continue reading Helena Hann-Basquiat’s Memoirs of a Dilettante, Volume One – COVER REVEAL!

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Three Cigarettes – By Jessica B. Bell – E-Book Now Available

Jessica Bell has just released a new short story! I read an advanced copy and it's wickedly good. I'll never look at cigarettes the same way again 🙂 And, at 99 cents, it's cheaper than a pack of cigarettes and without the nasty side-effects 🙂

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Reblog: Issue Seven, an Apology and a Thank You.

Issue Seven, an Apology and a Thank You.. OK, this is not a proper reblog but I have to share the news that Issue 7 of the Paperbook Collective is OUT and available for your reading pleasure.  It includes writing by yours truly (big smile) and the very talented John W. Howell (bigger smile).  Click… Continue reading Reblog: Issue Seven, an Apology and a Thank You.

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Blogger Spotlight: Pamela, Poetry and Thanksgiving

This is my first post of the New Year and also my 500th post.  To celebrate, I want to throw the spotlight on a blogger who is finding her poetic voice:  Pamela. Pamela actually has two blogs:  Year 'Round Thanksgiving Project and Poetry by Pamela. Pamela's first blog is a homage to everything she (and,… Continue reading Blogger Spotlight: Pamela, Poetry and Thanksgiving