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All Things Ebooks

A website after my own heart?  I could spend hours on Ebook Crossroads without exhausting all the information that it has to offer.  The site claims to be the “One-stop Resource for eBook Writing and Publishing,” and it may well be given the list of reviews, products, and general info […]

One Story

I’ve been smitten with a wonderful source of short fiction: One Story. A non-profit literary magazine, One Story publishes one story at a time in a print format small enough to fit into a small bag or purse. The stories are between 3,000 and 8,000 words long, and so most […]

The Center Cannot Hold

I’ve just finished reading Elyn R. Saks’ memoir, The Center Cannot Hold, a moving narrative of her journey from her first commitment as a mental patient in Oxford, England, to a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the […]

Blog tournament

Check out John Hewitt’s blog tournament on the Writer’s Resource Center. The tournament started in March and you can read all the posts in the archive March Writing Blog Madness. I do regret that I stumbled across this tournament only today, especially since it’s been going on since March. So […]

More POD

So maybe I’m psychic. This morning in my Google Reader, I found a post from The Writer’s Helper describing the Self Publisher’s Place (click here to read the post). Of course I had to jump over and check out the website (Self Publishers Place). It’s a fledging site with the […]

Print on Demand

I’ve been following the print-on-demand (or self-publishing) issue for several years, watching as self-publishing has become (more) legitimized, and always with a bit of amusement given that some of the most revered authors in literature were self-published (ex: Virginia Woolf and Walt Whitman). What troubles me is that the “jury” […]

An Essential Editing Manual

Editing manuals are like potato chips: You can’t have just one. Not if you’re a writer or editor. One manual may be most effective in explaining the proper use of tenses; another is better at describing the pitfalls of poor punctuation. A third might be the most up-to-date on using […]