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So, without a lot of research, back in December I decided to start my own publishing company. I floated the idea with some friends who were supportive, actually excited, since they all knew how much I love to write and
… finish reading Spectacled Bear Publishing
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