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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: 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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Book Review: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

This is a paid book review for the BlogHer Book Club, but the opinions expressed are mine alone. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini After seeing the movie Lincoln, now nominated for a gazillion Oscars, I've gotten curious about all things Lincoln.  (The movie is that compelling–if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.) […]

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Book Review: Daring Greatly

This is a paid book review for the BlogHer Book Club, but the opinions expressed are mine. What is vulnerability? If you are like most people, you probably answered weakness. But shame researcher Brene Brown argues in her new book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent […]

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Transparency, or a Book Review

Book Review:  Write Right Online by Andy Hayes Transparency is a big buzz word around the internet these days.Everyone is supposed to be transparent and tell their audience every single little thing about them.  I like this trend.  At least I like it in others.  But when it is time for me to be transparent, […]

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