Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Book Begins; Commence the Wandering

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here. And I’m reporting in after spending much of the day in my favorite part of the writing trade: the wandering. I love the writing itself. I love the long hours in the study with the … Continue reading

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Beyond For Better or For Worse, But NOT for Lunch . . .

Hi, it’s Kate Flora here, musing on a topic of great concern to me, and perhaps to some of you, as we celebrate another summer. It’s all about how our favorite summer clothes have morphed into mysteriously tiny garments while … Continue reading

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Do You Fool Yourself? a guest blog by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Julia Spencer-Fleming: I’ve known Hank Phillippi Ryan for mumbledy-some years now, and for as long as I’ve known her, I’ve been amazed at the sheer volume of stuff she manages to get done. She’s an investigative reporter for WHDH Boston. … Continue reading

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Should You Self Publish?

Paul Doiron here— Earlier this week an author named Jessica Park wrote an essay on IndieReader recounting the trouble she’d experienced finding a publisher for a young adult novel she had written. She had previously published five YA books with traditional … Continue reading

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A Wedding in Portland, Maine

Hi. Barb here. On May 19, a group of people gathered on a hill with a stunning view of Portland Head Light for a very special wedding ceremony.The weather was perfect–not always a given for Maine in mid-May, and if … Continue reading

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My Weekend With Madmen, the season finale.

James Hayman:  During the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s I worked at some of Madison Avenue’s largest and most prestigious advertising agencies. Most notably, I spent nearly twenty years at Y&R New York which at the time was considered one of … Continue reading

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Favorite Copy Editor Stories

Kaitlyn Dunnett: Kaitlyn here, starting off another group topic, this one on experiences we’ve had with our manuscripts when they reach the copy edit stage. The idea is for a copy editor, chosen by the publisher, to go through the manuscript to catch typos, … Continue reading

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