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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 […]

New Home

I know I already published a post about moving my blog to WordPress.com, but it seems to have disappear! Well, let’s see if I can make this one stick. Working on the web is always an adventure.