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Bestseller Code

How to Write a Bestseller

I just finished reading a book that purports to share the secrets of writing a bestselling novel, and I found it fascinating. The BestSeller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel is by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers, and what it uses is text mining to uncover the shared elements of bestsellers.  As I understand […]

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Book Review: Step Out of Your Story

Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life by Kim Schneiderman Once again, the wonderful folks at New World Library have offered me a book to review.  And once again, I'm making slow progress through it because I keep stopping to ponder and do the exercises. I found the receipt […]

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Book Review: Wild Women, Wild Voices

Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing From Your Authentic Wildness by Judy Reeves I was provided this book by the publisher, New World Library (whom I adore, because they always give me wonderful books to read) to review.  And then I promptly forgot about it.  Actually, the book got buried under a pile of papers on […]

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Book Review: Fast Fiction

I was asked to review  this book by the publisher.  I received no money, though I did get a copy of the book.  The opinions offered are mine alone. Fast Fiction          by Denise Jaden When I was offered the chance to review this book, I leapt at it.   I have […]

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Book Review: Travels in Elysium

Travels In Elysium by William Azuski I was asked to review this book and I readily accepted because, well, there's nothing I like better than receiving random books in the mail and diving into them.  Here's the blurb the publisher and blog tour folks asked me to include: Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of […]

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A Couple of Fun Reviews

It's Friday afternoon and it is hot here in Portland.  I'm feeling pleased with myself because I got a long-overdue pedicure and eyebrow waxing and I'm sitting here wondering why self care is so hard for me.  Which leads me to ponder why it is also sometimes difficult for me to receive…as in receiving love, […]

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