Monthly Archives: January 2014

Social Media for Authors: Is it 1% S&M and 99% Graffiti?

Twitter has become, for most authors, one third of the Trinity in self-promotion. The other two members of the divine toolkit are blogging and Facebook. Tumblr lags in the background, although I did steal the idea of using Pinterest for … Continue reading

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World War I: The Libel Against Women

Ask someone to name one woman from World War I, the response is likely to be Mata Hari, the exotic and executed Dutch dancer-spy; in reality, there is scant evidence that she was a spy. While women were abroad in … Continue reading

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Eeyore finds Happiness

With my morning’s coffee near the mouse pad I opened up Anna Elliott’s Writer Unboxed article, “The School of Happiness.” Anna’s article is a cogent comment on the trend that happy endings are somehow not literary, not genuine. Agents, editors, … Continue reading

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