Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to Start a Critique Group

Rae Padilla Francoeur has dedicated herself to helping authors network, even before publishing her first book, Free Fall: A Late in Life Love Affair. Rae owns a small business, New Arts Collaborative, that helps artists and art organizations with branding … Continue reading

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Celebrate and Protect Your Imagination

  Amy Abrams is a journalist, author and marketing professional who published her debut novel, The Cage and The Key, in May 2013. That was one day after the release of her art-themed nonfiction book, Schenck in the 21st Century: The Myth of … Continue reading

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Know Your Limitations

People told Auburn McCanta she couldn’t do what she did. But she had a purpose, and she pursued it. She wrote her debut novel, All the Dancing Birds, in a way people advised against: first person present tense, from inside … Continue reading

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Storytelling for a Cause

Wado is the Cherokee word for thank you. I learned that from Deborah Ledford’s online benefit, NatAmGoGo. The purpose of the benefit is to help a 501(c)3 nonprofit called Blue Feather Corporation to keep Native American language and culture alive. … Continue reading

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Supported Self Publishing

Marsha Sandoval released her comedy mystery, Cat House: Adventures of a Real Estate Madam, in July 2013. Her character Niki Brooks is a luxury home real estate agent desperate to survive the Great Recession of 2008. She decides to think … Continue reading

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