One Reason to Learn Marketing

Marketing myself as a writer is a lesson I've been gradually learning over the past few moths.  Usually I'd grit my teeth about this.  Many writers absolutely hate marketing.  It feels uncreative, its exhausting, it feels like bragging, etc. But it teaches us how to talk to others about our writing.  That's essentially what marketing is--a way to clearly communicate what we're about to the greater world.  The time the…

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Three, Two, One…Launch!

Book Launch. Def. a very personal and monumental event in which a writer gets something of his/her own published and then invites everyone he/she knows to commemorate the occasion.  I attended the book launch for the novel Blood, by Jack Remick last week.  Jack is among the horde of writers who gather together at a cafe in Seattle to write and share their creations, fresh off the page. He invited me…

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Foundations

In the beginning...Once upon a time...There once was a boy... Although many stories begin with interesting beginnings, it seems quite easy for a storyteller to get caught up in the "and then" action that propels the hero into the battle that faces him and the victory (we hope) that he enjoys at the end of the action. I want to talk about the concept of setting up…

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