Category Archives: Business of Writing

False or Healthy Pride?

by Neva Bodin When my precocious daughter was four, she decided she could ride my old bike which was designed for a seven or eight year old. Tall for her age, people meeting her for the first time thought she … Continue reading

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Poetry is fun! Try it, you’ll like it!

I know, last month was poetry month, but so what?  Poetry flows right through you, if you stop to listen.  Hear it?  It’s in your eyes, heart and soul when you look at nature or something else just as beautiful.  … Continue reading

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Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin November began with a BANG, and I was JAZZED! I had completed my magazine writing assignments for the year (or nearly so), book events were falling into place, and I had new marketing strategies … Continue reading

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I am a Writer!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I have an anniversary coming up. Nine years ago next month I attended my first writers’ conference. I traveled to New Mexico thanks to a free airline ticket I received when I was bumped … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Slip is Showing!

    This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction If you are a woman many of you have run into a problem with your slip showing below your hemline. Not only does it look unprofessional, when someone brings it … Continue reading

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Ties that Bind

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Despite the crummy weather in Wyoming last weekend, I was able to drive to my friends’ ranch near Kaycee and share time with my parents, my husband, Mary-dog, and our good friends Kevin and … Continue reading

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From Winter to Spring

This post by Gayle M. Irwin One week ago my community became buried in 14+ inches of heavy, wet snow. Businesses closed, including the community college and the non-profit organization for which I work. Two days later, I was 275 … Continue reading

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Planning for Fiscal 2016 – Writing is a Business

In July I was planning for NaNoWriMo so of course I’m planning for next year’s business goals in September. Despite how much I love writing it is a business. With a goal of writing full-time one of these days I … Continue reading

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That speech thing…

This post is by Nancy Jardine I’ve just finished reading a historical novel, one of those that have been on my kindle for ages. My TBR list is long but I can’t seem to make enough time to slim it … Continue reading

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A Mountain Top Experience

by Neva Bodin The sweet spicy smell of sap mixed with the cooling mountain-tainted breeze, which whispered through the pine trees. Invisible fingers played pine needles like they were fine instruments. The squirrels occasionally chattered staccato comments. The mountain grasses, … Continue reading

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