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If you’re on my newsletter mailing list, you received an email today about Spectacled Bear, the new publishing company I’ve started, and its first offering, a children’s picture book called Philip & Phoebe.
You can read all about these projects
… finish reading Big News
I have joined a writers’ group at the recommendation of a good friend who’s been a member for a while. She told me I might like it but that openings in the group were scarce. So did I want her
… finish reading Sunset Coast Writers
Joseph Epstein is, in my opinion, one of the foremost essayists honing the craft today. I just bought his most recent collection, Wind Sprints, and am both exhilarated and encouraged from reading it.
The title itself is an example of
… finish reading Emulating Epstein
A few days ago the annual issue of Time magazine’s one hundred most influential people arrived. It is a marvel of slick promotion, but it hooked me in anyway.
Instead of the usual one-page front cover, there were four featuring
… finish reading Time Magazine
I’ve been studying independent publishers and their websites the past couple weeks in preparation for starting my own publishing company. It’s fascinating. First, there is a ton of publishers “out there,” both indie and established. Second, there is another ton
… finish reading Getting Ready
There is a charming catalog called Bas Bleu that comes to my door every so often. Most of its offerings revolve around books and book-y things, and even when I don’t need anything to read I always thumb through this
… finish reading Bas Bleu
I subscribe to a variety of publications, both online and off, about writing. And over the years, I’ve seen a shift in their focus. Today’s message is about ten ways to do this, five things not to do about that,
… finish reading Tips on Writing vs. Writing
The Great Book Club met last night, and five of us discussed Mrs. Dalloway, a 1925 novel by Virginia Woolf. It made me think about first sentences in novels.
I’m sure you remember “Call me Ishmael,” which is the start
… finish reading Opening Lines
I belong to two book clubs, the 4B and the GBC. The former is an abbreviation for Broads and Books Beyond Belief, while the latter stands for the Great Book Club. It’s the GBC that’s reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia
… finish reading Mrs. Dalloway
For the uninitiated, it’s National Novel Writing Month, an annual event among writers and wannabees that’s about writing a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. The math works out to 1,666 words per day.
I’ve done this project twice, once
… finish reading It’s NaNoWriMo Once Again